Explain the fabrication of metal products using various techniques including welding, cutting, bending and panel beating.
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There are 10 lessons in this course:
Scope and Nature of Metal Fabrication
Types of Welding
Welding Joint Design and Colours
Workplace Health and Safety
Choosing Materials for Fabrication
Ways to Cut Materials
How to Weld
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
Metal fabrication involves converting raw metals into different shapes for use in the assembly process. Fabrication of metals is an essential process in industries such as construction and manufacturing. Fabrication techniques are employed to turn raw materials into processed metal structures and these structures are used in building machines, buildings, and bridges.
Where is Metal Fabrication and in particular Welding used?
The list is extensive - from tools and equipment to art and construction. Metal is formed and shaped in different ways to form all sorts of things we use in our day to day living. Consider:
- Aircraft construction
- Automobile and truck construction
- Cutting tools
- Earth moving equipment/cranes
- Jewellery making
- Machine tools
- Pressure vessels/tanks
- Railways and locomotives
- Storage tanks