Metals Technology Labs: Testing

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Making a metal component is one thing.  Knowing that it will perform according to the specifications is another story. The ability to test the physical properties and accurately measure the features is essential for the manufacture of quality products.  Students in the beginning metals class learn how to use micrometers, vernier calipers, and other precision measuring devices.  As students advance through the various metals classes they will learn how to use hardness testers and other sophisticated testing and measuring/gauging systems.

Equipment

  • Rockwell hardness tester
  • coordinate measuring machine (CMM)

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