INR3760 INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.
INR3760 - Industrial Materials (3 hrs.)
The objective is to give the student an introduction to the various materials and processes used in modern industry. The structure and properties of steel, aluminum, ceramics and polymers will be explored. The methods of machining, joining, assembling and manipulating these materials will be demonstrated within class labs. Outside research will reinforce the information presented in the class.
This course is open to all students who are accepted in technical programs.
This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge concerning materials and processes used in industry.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to list and describe materials and processes used to produce products in our society.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: Industrial Materials
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully list and describe materials used in industry.
- State how materials from the earth are formed into industrial materials used by industry.
- Describe the steps and equipment used in steel production.
- List and describe ten materials used in the manufacturing process.
UNIT 2: Introduction to Material Processing
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully apply processing steps in a diagram form.
- List and describe the three furnaces used in manufacturing steel.
- Diagram the steps necessary to process and heat treat aluminum.
UNIT 3: Casting Processes
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully define the forming process.
- Group discontinuities from the casting process.
- List five materials that are commonly used in casting.
- List five advantages and five disadvantages of the casting process.
- Describe equipment used in the casting process.
UNIT 4: Separating and Joining Processes
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully define the separating and joining processes.
- List and describe flame cutting.
- List and describe five methods other than flame cutting used to separate Materials.
- List and describe ten methods of joining materials.
- Describe equipment used in the casting process.
UNIT 5: Conditioning Processes
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully define the conditioning process.
- List and describe five conditioning processes.
- List and describe two advantages and two disadvantages of the separating process.
- Illustrate the best method for joining structural materials.
UNIT 6: Assembly Process
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully define the assembly process.
- Illustrate the assembly process.
- List and describe problems encountered in the assembly process.
- Using case studies, implement lean processes as needed in manufacturing.
UNIT 7: Finishing Process
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully define the finishing process.
- List and describe problems encountered in the finishing process.
- List and describe ten methods used to provide a finish to a product.
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
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402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.