This unit covers identifying and analysing defects in tooling, disassembling and assessing tooling components, manufacturing or repairing tooling components to conform to specifications, and assembling tooling components.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
MEM18015B

Prerequisites

MEM06007B - Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing

MEM07005C - Perform general machining

MEM07006C - Perform lathe operations

MEM07007C - Perform milling operations

MEM07008D - Perform grinding operations

MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM12003B - Perform precision mechanical measurement

MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements

MEM18001C - Use hand tools

MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM18003C - Use tools for precision work

MEM18006C - Repair and fit engineering components

MEM18055B - Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

Assessment

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: - obtaining all relevant information with respect to defective tooling; - examining the defective tooling for breakage, wear, etc.; - preparing a sequential plan for the repair/maintenance of the defective tooling and documenting the plan; - disassembling the defective tooling in accordance with acceptable tool making techniques and procedures; - obtaining all relevant drawings, specifications and sample products/components; - marking worn/damaged components for repair or replacement; - testing tooling components for hardness; - obtaining the appropriate materials for manufacture of replacement tooling components; - using the appropriate hand and hand held power tools to fashion/manufacture tooling components to specification; - utilise sample components or sections to test the tooling components being manufactured; - shaping and producing the tooling components to specifications using appropriate machines and machining processes; - assembling and fitting all tooling components to specification using acceptable tool making techniques and procedures; - checking the first-off component/product using appropriate precision instruments for conformance to specification; - recording the conditions that lead to the failure of the given set of tooling, and; - initiating design modifications/alterations to rectify recurring faults or failure.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - common tooling defects from a range of sample products/components; - the probable causes of tooling failure; - the reasons for selecting the probable causes of tooling failure; - the reasons for establishing a sequential plan for the repair/maintenance of defective tooling; - the procedures for documented plans for the repair/ maintenance of defective tooling; - the procedures for disassembling defective tooling; - the specifications of all tooling components; - the precision instruments to be used to check tooling components for conformance to specification; - the reasons for selecting the chosen precision instruments; - the procedures for identifying worn/damaged tooling; - components for repair or replacement; - the reasons for deciding to repair or replace worn/damaged components; - the appropriate materials for each component of the tooling to be replaced; - the required physical properties of the tooling to be replaced; - the reasons for selecting the chosen materials in terms of: strength, durability, component finish, heat treatment requirement, and availability; - the procedures for hardness testing materials; - the procedures for obtaining tooling materials - the hand and hand held power tools to be used to fashion/manufacture the required tooling components; - the reasons for selecting the chosen hand and hand held power tools; - the appropriate machines and machining processes to shape/produce the required tooling components; - the reasons for selecting the chosen machines and machining processes; - the effect of machining parameters on the surface finish and tolerances achievable from machining processes; - the machining parameters appropriate to given machining tasks and specifications, and; - the reasons for selecting the chosen machining parameters.

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