This unit covers setting up and using single and multi-headed automated thermal cutting machines.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - setting up materials and machines; - using thermal cutting machines; - reading and interpreting routine information on written job instructions, specifications and standard operating procedures, and; - following oral instruction.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - material set-up procedures; - advantages of stack cutting and nesting; - procedures for establishing machine datum; - hazards associated with igniting cutting media; - safety precautions to be taken when starting and shutting down the machine; - procedures for using powder marking and other tracing devices; - use and application of personal protective equipment for automated thermal cutting, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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