CUTTING PROCESSES

  • Program: Welding and Metal Fabrication
  • Course: Cutting Processes
  • Course #: WLDG1000
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will cover cutting operations utilizing gas, plasma, carbon-arc and computer numerical control (CNC) plasma cutting table equipment. Students will learn how to cut straight lines, holes and bevels on steel, aluminum and stainless steel. Important health and safety precautions will also be covered. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify important health and safety precautions
Operate gas cutting equipment
Cut straight lines, round holes and piercing round holes utilizing the gas cutting process
Cut forty-five and sixty degree bevels utilizing the gas cutting process
Operate plasma cutting equipment
Cut straight lines, round holes and piercing holes utilizing the plasma cutting process on steel
Cut straight lines, round holes and piercing holes utilizing the plasma cutting process on aluminum
Cut straight lines, round holes and piercing holes utilizing the plasma cutting process on stainless steel
Operate carbon-arc equipment
Perform carbon-arc beveling and straight line cutting
Operate track torch machines with oxyacetylene gas
Cut straight line, forty-five and sixty degree bevels with track torch cutting machines
Program CNC plasma cutting tables
Perform cutting operations utilizing CNC plasma cutting tables

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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