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WELD-100A - Intro to Metal Fabrication - Ryan Seymour

Course:Intro to Metal Fabrication
Professor:Ryan Seymour
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Hi everyone, My name is Ryan Seymour and I am the instructor for the Weld 100A Intro to Metal Fabrication course. What is metal fabrication? Metal Fabrication is the interpretation of technical drawings and layout of metal components, cutting, burning, sawing, shear, punching, drilling, and shaping of those components, through to assembly and welding or fastening to create the finished product. This is not a welding class and no welding will be preformed in this class.


Course Description

This course is based on providing students with a fundamental set of skill sets in which to build upon such as performing layout, bending, forming, stretching, rolling and shearing of metals. Common safety principles and practices are emphasized.

What to Expect in this Course

We typically have one chapter of written homework which is found in our textbook. Our lab assignments are done on campus with basic hand tools which are outlined on the syllabus in the tool list. 

Types of Assessments

Weekly typed homework assignments, in-class quizzes and tests, and projects using hand and power tools in the lab.

Textbook Information

Modern Metal Working 10th edition

ISBN 978631263415

Other Relevant Course Information

You do not need your tools the first day. I will be going over the tools the first day so, if you want to wait and take a look at what I have and use before you buy you can.

Tool List. 

  • Toolbox (think portable)
  • Hammer (ball peen)
  • Needle Nose Pliers w/side cutter
  • Center Punch (an assortment pack is recommended)
  • Combination Square
  • Locking pliers (Vise grips)
  • Prick punch
  • Screwdrivers (flathead and Phillips type)
  • Protractor (angle finder)
  • 25ft. tape measure
  • Files, half round, flat (double cut).
  • File brush
  • Dividers

Note: Be sure and put your name on each tool. This can be done with an indelible marker.


Additional Resources


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Last updated: 08/22/2022 Sub#: 543