• Program: Welding and Metal Fabrication
  • Course: Precision Metal Stamping Operations
  • Course #: WLDG1370
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course prepares the student to learn the fundamentals of metal forming and develop technical skills and knowledge on how to operate mechanical power presses. Topics covered include: identifying press types and components, safe operating procedures, proper use of personal protective equipment, and identifying types of tooling and their components.

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 the two basic types of presses and their components
Explain the characteristics and types of clutches in a press
Explain the purpose and function of tooling (die) components
Distinguish the process stages on single stage tooling
Explain the cause of adverse coil conditions
Demonstrate the proper use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and machine guarding
Demonstrate safe operating procedures
Explain Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) symbols
Conduct first article inspection for setup of piece part
Demonstrate Statistical Process Control documentation
Perform Parts Inspection using standard inspection equipment
Monitor production process
Record required production data
Use problem-solving techniques
Adjust press and/or required in-line equipment
Operate press with required tooling
Maintain lubrication system

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    M Powered Level I or equivalent
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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