ERIC Number: ED330842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Specialized Advanced Materials Curriculum.
Malmgren, Thomas; And Others
This course is intended to give students a comprehensive experience in current and future manufacturing materials and processes. It familiarizes students with: (1) base of composite materials; (2) composites--a very light, strong material used in spacecraft and stealth aircraft; (3) laminates; (4) advanced materials--especially aluminum alloys; (5) computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-assisted design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM); and (6) traditional manufacturing processes peculiar to the processing of composites. The document begins with a brief report of the curriculum development project. There are 10 units in this course: (1) introduction to advanced materials used in manufacturing and fabrication; (2) characteristics of composite materials; (3) design considerations--processing composite materials; (4) design and drafting--CAD utilization; (5) safety; (6) machine processes; (7) integrated CAD/CAM with advanced materials machining and fabricating processes; (8) fabrication processes; (9) finishing operations; and (10) other technical occupations in the composite materials industry. For each unit, the following are provided: competencies, performance objectives, learning activities, teaching aids, and a list of evaluation methods. In addition, there are instructor's notes for teaching CAD with CADKEY software, a pilot project--corrosion-proof boat trailer, research, proposed articulation agreements, and 12 references. (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Bedford-Everett Area Vocational-Technical School, Everett, PA.