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However, below are some of the practical exercises that I usually complete with my Sixth Form. These can usually be achieved with hand tools and minimum equipment (apart from a Centre Lathe and Brazing Hearth!).
1. Fabricating a Mild Steel Component
A basic engineering exercise using:
- Steel Ruler
- Engineers’ Blue
- Engineers’ (Tri) Square
- Calipers / Odd Leg Calipers
- Metal Files
- Hacksaw (HSS blades)
- Engineers Vice
- Centre Punch (Metal)
- Emory Paper
- Wet & Dry paper
Interpret and accurately transfer an engineering drawing to a piece of mild steel plate and then cut it out using appropriate hand tools and wasting techniques.
Choose your exercise:
- Skill Test 1
- Skill Test 2
- Skill Test 3
- Skill Test 4
- Skill Test 5
- Skill Test 6
- Skill Test 7
- Skill Test 8
- Skill Test 9
- Skill Test 10
A basic engineering exercise: interpret and accurately transfer an engineering drawing to a piece of Aluminium round bar using a Cenre Lathe.
Another basic engineering exercise: interpret and accurately transfer an engineering drawing to a piece of Aluminium hex bar and then make a blank nut and bolt using appropriate techniques.
A basic engineering exercise: adding internal and external threads to the blank nut and bolt made in the previous exercise
5. Bossing & Planishing Copper PPT
6. Hand Riveting, Pop Rivetting & Mechanical joining methods
7. Sand Casting a G-clamp
8. Resource Files
- Health & Safety in Schools: BS41632007
- Y12 Developing Competencies – LATHE
- Risk Assessment:_MW01_metalwork_centre_lathe_BLANK
- Y12 Annealing Metal
- Y12 Forming Metal
- HW Metal 1