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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Metal Fabrication
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1.) Identify careers available in metal fabrication.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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2.) Describe the history of metal fabrication and its impact on the industry.

Examples: history—blacksmithing, oxyfuel development, arc welding, metal inert gas MIG) welding, tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding

- impact—automated systems making jobs obsolete, reduction in number of orkers in job market

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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3.) Demonstrate safety procedures used in the metal fabrication industry.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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4.) Explain the uses of metal fabrication tools and equipment.

Examples: tools—hacksaw, cold chisel, file, drill, chipping hammer, metal vise grips, , grinder, striker, tip cleaner, wire brush, tongs

- equipment—welding helmet, fuel valves, oxyfuel torches

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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5.) Differentiate among types of metal used in metal fabrication.

Examples: iron, aluminum, steel, tin, titanium, copper, magnesium, chromium, zinc

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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6.) Demonstrate techniques for preparing metal for fabrication.

Examples: stripping, cleaning, grinding, buffing

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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7.) Prepare an oxyfuel unit for operation.

•  Explaining color-coding of oxyfuel tanks and hoses
Examples: green for oxygen, orange or black for acetylene

•  Comparing shaded lenses used in oxyfuel welding and cutting
•  Checking for cracks and leaks in oxyfuel hoses and regulators
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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8.) Use an oxyfuel torch, including adjusting the flame to neutral and cutting and fusing metal.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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9.) Demonstrate procedures for using plasma arc cutting equipment.

•  Describing the plasma arc cutting process
•  Identifying components of plasma arc cutting equipment
•  Cutting metal with a plasma arc cutter
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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10.) Analyze weld imperfections to determine corrective measures.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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11.) Compare destructive and non-destructive weld testing methods.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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12.) Explain the SMAW process.

•  Comparing various types of welding electrodes used in SMAW
Examples: E6010, E6013, E7014

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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13.) Demonstrate procedures for adjusting and operating the SMAW machine.

•  Identifying various types of weld joints
Examples: butt, lap, corner, T

•  Contrasting methods of striking an arc
Examples: scratching, tapping, weaving

•  Identifying types of welds
Examples: stringer, overlap, fillet

•  Demonstrating techniques for flat, vertical, horizontal, and overhead welding
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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14.) Cut threads in metal using a tap.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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15.) Cut metal threads using a die.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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16.) Explain the process of laying out and cutting sheet metal.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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17.) Demonstrate the use of rivets in sheet metal assembly.