This course provides students an opportunity to learn the theory behind common forms of automation utilized throughout the welding industry. Lab assignments will focus on equipment set-up and operations along with analysis of results. Group 2 course.
Required Prerequisites WPT 113
, WPT 114
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Critical Thinking - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Understand the role of automation in the manufacturing environment and the different ways in which it can be employed.
- Identify common forms of welding automation.
- Develop weld parameters to achieve defined results.
- Use formulae to estimate cost of work.
- Integrate mathematical reasoning with welding process knowledge to estimate cycle times / increase efficiency.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Recognize the importance of weld quality on the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
Learning How to Learn:
- Be aware of their personal impact on the quality of the projects in which they are involved.
- Evaluate hypothetical applications and determine efficacy of different processes.