Dec 10, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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MCH 102 - Introduction to Manufacturing Materials

Credit(s): 2

This is an introductory course in the study of materials used in the manufacturing industry. Topics include selection and identification of steels, selection and identification of nonferrous metals, mechanical behavior of various plastics, hardening, case hardening, tempering, annealing, normalizing, stress relieving, and the use of the Rockwell and Brinell hardness testers. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Describe the mechanical and chemical properties of materials used in the manufacturing industry for the production of engineered and designed components or systems.
  • Describe the properties of steel alloys and the effects of those properties on machining operations.
  • Describe the properties and characteristics of nonferrous metals as those apply to the manufacturing environment.
  • Describe the characteristics of plastics that impact machinability.
  • Understand material composition in order to select appropriate materials for various applications.
  • Demonstrate the proper setup and use of machine shop instrumentation for the testing of material properties including, but not limited to, hardness testing.

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