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MAC 275 - Applied Metallurgy

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 4 lab periods

Application of metallurgical concepts, procedures, and testing. Includes materials, alloy classification systems, industrial and manufacturing concepts, properties and testing, and industrial and manufacturing processes and applications.

Prerequisite(s): GTM 105  or MAT 106   or higher.
Gen-Ed: Meets CTE - M&S

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss the general origin and role of materials, metals and alloys in the modern world.
  2. Use standard classification systems, for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys, to specify and identify common industrial materials.
  3. Discuss the basic industrial and manufacturing concepts related to the processes of shaping metals, and how such procedures are specified and described.
  4. Perform Rockwell and Brinell hardness tests, and relate the results of these procedures to the basic strength properties of metals and alloys.
  5. Describe how the structures of metals and alloys relate to their strength properties, and guide their processing operations.
  6. Discuss the basic processes for strengthening metals and performing the common heat-treating procedures.
  7. Discuss how the basic concepts of metallurgy apply to machining.
  8. Select and develop a project of specific interest that applies metallurgical background.

  1. Materials
    1. Introduction to materials
    2. Introduction to metals
    3. Introduction to alloys
    4. Extractive metallurgy
  2. Alloy Classification Systems
    1. Ferrous alloys, steels, stainless steels, and irons
    2. Nonferrous metals and alloys
  3. Industrial and Manufacturing Concepts
    1. Metal shaping processes
    2. Interpretation of technical information
    3. Temperature and its effects
    4. Specifications documents
  4. Properties and Testing
    1. Strength properties
    2. Hardness testing
  5. Structure and Properties
    1. Nature of metals
    2. Metallography
  6. Industrial and Manufacturing Processes
    1. Strengthening processes
    2. Heat treating equipment and procedures
  7. Industrial and Manufacturing Applications
    1. Metallurgy in machining
    2. Casting metallurgy
  8. Individual Student Projects
    1. Project planning and development
    2. Presentation of projects

Effective Term:
Fall 2023