Pearson BTEC Level 3 Engineering – Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques
|Course Code:||L3E-A17 (BTEC unit code: (J/600/0272)|
|Award:||BTEC Level 3 Award in Engineering|
|Study Time:||60 Hours|
|Requirements:||Age – Min. 16 Yrs|
This unit can be studied as a standalone TECOL BTEC Level 3 Award in Engineering, or as part of an Pearson/Edexcel accredited BTEC Level 3 Diploma (6 or 9 units) in Engineering.
Aim and purpose
This unit aims to give you opportunity to explore some of the specialist techniques found in engineering that are used to machine or finish complicated shapes.
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For everyday products and components to be manufactured to a required standard, the machines that produce them need to be operated in an efficient and safe manner. During this process, trial components are made to check accuracy and ensure a minimum amount of waste during production. Machine operators will produce better components if they are aware of a range of finishing and secondary processes that can be used. A secondary process is where raw material or a component is taken for further working, usually involving material removal, and is carried out after a primary forming process.
On completion of this unit you should:
1 Understand how a range of secondary machining techniques are used
2 Know how a range of non-traditional techniques are used
3 Know how heat treatment processes and assembly techniques are used
4 Know how finishing techniques are used.
This unit will give you an opportunity to examine a range of secondary processing machines, their design and application.