Warning! This subjects requires on campus attendance. Refer to Special Requirements for more information.
Construct your forming and joining process knowledge in industrial applications to make manufacturing and design decisions. Consider stress and strain on materials. Investigate bending, forging and metal casting and cutting techniques.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain the fundamentals of materials in manufacturing and mechanics in metal cutting processes
- evaluate major manufacturing processes and related tooling and be able to apply them into practice
- fabricate sheet metal products through sheet metalworking operations
- explain, analyse, predict and prevent material failures in primary manufacturing processes
- select, analyse and design metal deformation processes.
- Manufacturing properties of material
- Nature of materials
- Manufacturing properties of materials
- Metal casting
- Metal forming
- Bulk forming
- Sheet metal work
- Theory of metal machining
- Machine operations and machine tools
- Industrial visit
- Product design and abrasive processes
- Fundamentals of joining processes
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Virtual Classroom
- Resources and Links
- Online Assessment
- Audio-Video streaming
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- AttendanceDetails - This subject has a 2 day on-campus attendance requirement. The on-campus schedule for Study Period 1 2019 is 9am Tuesday 16 April 2019 to 5pm Wednesday 17 April 2019.
- EquipmentDetails - Audio headset with microphone are required to access weekly consultation and help desk facilities.
- OtherDetails -
Travel and accommodation resources
- Map of Mawson Lakes Campus
- UniSA advice on temporary accommodation (Information on student accommodation, backpackers, affordable hotels, serviced apartments, Aboriginal hostels)
- Getting to Mawson Lakes (including links to the Adelaide Metro transport system)
- Please note that you may also be eligible for a travel subsidy from OUA.
The subject provides knowledge of the mechanics of forming and joining processes for a wide range of industrial applications for manufacturing and design decision making. Throughout the subject a variety of manufacturing techniques are covered including metal cutting techniques, cutting tools and materials, mechanics and economics of metal cutting, use of jigs and fixtures for machining and joining processes.
Stress, strain analysis and mechanical properties of materials applied to metal forming processes are explored. Other processes investigated include sheet metal forming, deep drawing, stretch forming and bending, forging, rolling and extrusion processes, tooling for blanking, bending and forging as well as basic casting techniques.
Please note: This subject has an on-campus attendance requirement. For more information, please visit the On-campus Schedules section of the degree page.
- Continuing assessment (20%)
- Practical - 3 x 1000 words (20%)
- Invigilated Exam - 2 hours (60%)
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