Fabrication Graphics: Crane Builder
This lesson is from a welding course and is provided by the Contextualize to Learn project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During the lesson, students create a bill of materials including detailed part weight. Topics include calculating weights based on per foot weight of standard beams, and volume of steel plates. The lesson connects weight calculations to cost, part fabrication, and installation.
The expected total time for the lesson is four class periods.
Lesson materials include instructor notes, student directions, and related instructor and students resources in two separate .zip attachments. The instructor notes include specific objectives, problem situations, and further applications. The zip attachments include a number of images and drawings with dimensions and costs.
The 2-page Instructor Notes includes specific objectives, a problem situation, and further applications.
Below is a list of the files contained within the .zip attachments. The size of each file is included in parenthesis.
Other Instructor Resources (9 files, 3.8 MB)
- 1 1/4 Plate (1.25-Plate-36-X-36-with-cost 529 KB)
- 12 by 40 Short Beams (12-x-40-beams-2-short-with-dimensions-1A 552 KB)
- 12 by 40 Long Beams (12-x-40-long-beams-with-dimensions 542 KB)
- 12 by 40 Beam, 45 Angle Parts (Crane-Drawing-45-pc-only-with-dimensions 560 KB)
- W27 by 94 Beam (Crane-drawing-for-27-94-beam-with-dimensions-and-side-beams 554 KB)
- W27 by 94 Beam (Crane-drawing-for-27-94-beam-without-dimensions-and-side-beams 528 KB)
- End Plates Crane with Dimensions (End-Plates-Crane-with-dimensions-and-price 539 KB)
- Steel for Harley Crane (Steel-for-Harley-Crane.xlsx 5 KB)
Other Student Resources (18 files, 16.4 MB)
- 1.25 Plate 36 by 36 (1.25-Plate-36-X-36-1 524 KB)
- 2 pc Wx40 Beam 58.75" (2-long-pc-of-W12-x-40-beam-no-dimensions-1 533 KB)
- 12 by 40 Short Beams (12-x-40-beams-2-short-without-dimensions-1A-1 532 KB)
- 12 by 40 Short Beams (12-x-40-beams-B-size-2-short-with-dimensions-1A-1 533 KB)
- 12 x 40 Long Beams (12-x-40-long-beams-without-dimensions-1 525 KB)
- (123_1_2 870 KB)
- (123951_2 713 KB)
- (123951_7 846 KB)
- (123951_8 679 KB)
- Crane Drawing 45 Cross pc with Other Beams (Crane-drawing-45-cross-pc-with-other-beams 535 KB)
- Crane Drawing 45 pc Only (Crane-drawing-45-pc-only 530 KB)
- Crane Drawing for 27 x 94 Beam (Crane-drawing-for-27-94-beam-with-dim-and-side-beams-B-size 529 KB)
- End Plates Crane (End-Plates-Crane 527 KB)
- Harley Crane Drawing Purchased Part (Harley-Crane-Drawing-purchased-part 702 KB)
- Harley-Jib-Crane (Harley-Jib-Crane 6.7 MB)
- Wide Flange Beams (I-Beam-Size-for-Harley-Crane 604 KB)
- Steel Price Per Pound (Steel-Price-Per-Lb_Student-Instructions 491 KB)