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4th course – Construction techniques of assembly and structures

4th course – Construction techniques of assembly and structures

Explanation of the main assembling techniques that are not only useful in terms of practical functioning

but also and especially in terms of choice and matching of esthetical forms.

RIVETS of various materials (round, square, flat)

• Explanation and drawing of the different tools used for the realisation of rivets.

• Explanation and drawing of various kinds of rivet heads, with useful examples.

• The students will have to fabricate them with the teacher’s help.

• Realisation, thanks to useful examples, of a rivet fabricated by putting together two or more

distinct elements.

• Union of two different sections of material using double headed rivets, countersunk headed

rivets, hollow headed and threaded rivets.

BANDS

• Explanation and drawing of various kinds of bands (moulded, flat or having sharp edges).

• Explanation and drawing of the different kinds of bands and of some examples necessary

for their realisation.

• Explanation and drawing of the different tools used for the realisation of the various kinds

of bands.

• The students will have to fabricate them with the teacher’s help.

• Realisation, thanks to useful examples, of a band fabricated by putting together two or more

distinct elements.

TENON JOINTS

• Explanation and drawing of a tenon joint.

• Explanation and drawing of the technique used to fabricate one.

• Realisation of various kinds of tenon joints (square, flat and angled, tilted) using the tools that

the students will have fabricated before coming to the course.

• Explanation and drawing of the fastening of the tenon joint through examples of riveting or

using wedges or chocks.

• The students will have to fabricate them with the teacher’s help.

JOINTS

• Explanation and drawing of the union of some usable profiles achieved by linking them

together.

• The students will have to fabricate them with the teacher’s help.

WEDGES OR CHOCKS

• Explanation and drawing of the union of certain elements achieved by using chocks.

• Realisation of them with constructional examples.

• Realisation of a gate pillar fabricated by creating a round hinge on a panel which must

be comprehensive of a band, using a tenon joint in order to realise the foot of it and using

several joints to realise the horizontal bars.

 BOILING AS A WELDING TECHNIQUE

• Explanation and drawing of the various kinds of preparations of the elements needed for the

welding of distinct pieces by boiling.

• The teacher will give examples to illustrate the welding of two or more elements (the materials

will reach the same fusing temperature and then will be united by hammering).

• The students will then carry out the same welding exercises.

HANDOVER OF HOMEWORK, IN ORDER TO ENTER THE 5° COURSE