UA16 Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Engineering – UA16 Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques
This unit can be studied as a standalone unit in Engineering, or as part of an Pearson/Edexcel accredited BTEC Level 3 qualification 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.
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.