Tool Tray - Sheet Metal Manufacturing PBL Project
This is an introductory level metals project leading students through the design and fabrication of a sheet metal tool tray project. In this project, students will calculate and layout the necessary materials on a large sheet of galvanized mild steel. Once layout is complete, students will shear to size the sheet material needed to build the tool tray. Students will then learn basic multiview drafting and draw out the tool tray BASE and HANDLE components on paper. Once drafting is complete, students will transfer paper templates created to the sheared sheet metal parts . Students will the begin fabrication using the aviation (tin) snips, Beverly shear, metal brakes, hammer, stamp set, resistance welder and flat files. In the culminating lesson, they will make repairs as needed, apply a finishing process and evaluate their own and their classmates tool tray projects. Each of the technical and evaluative skills learned in this project lead into higher level sheet metal fabrication projects and skill-sets required in industry today.
This project is brought to you by Matt Joiner with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by Team Lead Mina Greas.