Automotive and Aviation Compound Curve Metal Class | gotoLTC

Automotive and Aviation Compound Curve Metal Class

Complete projects for automotive and aircraft applications using professional on-site metal-shaping equipment.

Seminar Title Date Time Class # Fee Room
Automotive and Aviation Compound Curve Metal Class Aug 21 & 22, 2020 (Fri-Sat) 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 40750 $675 A102*

*Report initially to A102 classroom in the Agriculture and Energy Building. Use West Campus Drive entrance.

See additional seminar: Interested in learning automotive refinishing? Check it out here: Automotive Refinishing Sept 18 & 19

Lakeshore Technical College is proud to offer a 2-day hands-on sheet metal class focused on making compound curve parts for automotive and aircraft applications.

Course Description

Students will complete a minimum of two projects and will have the opportunity to learn how to set-up and properly use the following equipment:

  • Baileigh MH-19 power hammer and reciprocating machine
  • Trumpf TAS 63A punching, folding, flanging and louver cutting machine
  • Baileigh PH-36 planishing hammer
  • Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company planishing hammer
  • Baileigh BR-36 chain drive bead roller
  • English wheeling/raising machines
  • Metal shrinker and stretcher machines
  • Metal rollers, brakes, presses and other hand sheet metal forming tools

Student Projects include:

  • 3003 aluminum aircraft seat
  • 3003 aluminum AC Cobra hood scoop
  • 5052 aluminum aircraft scoop
  • 5052 aluminum P38 Lightning nose
  • 1018 steel 1930 Ford rear automobile fender

Student project materials are laser cut prior to class dates in order to make the best use of available class time. Instructor consultation and consent are required before the class start date if you would like to bring your own compound curve project.

Class size is limited to five students to maximize instructor-student assist time.  All students will have access to all the tools in the facility.

About the Instructor

Jack Charles has been working for Lakeshore Technical College as a full-time instructor since 2009. He has received formal hands-on training from some of the biggest names in Metal-Shaping. Jack has a degree in Technical Education and Training from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a passion for teaching artisan skills using vintage and modern tools and processes. Jack teaches automotive collision repair/refinishing, welding and sheet metal fabrication in addition to the compound curve sheet metal class and he has a personal interest in classic cars and military aircraft.


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