Manufacturing Processes and Production2019-04-19T12:30:26-05:00
Course Details

Manufacturing Processes and Production

The Manufacturing Processes and Production course focuses on basic manufacturing concepts such as the properties of engineering materials, production processes, tools and equipment used in manufacturing, documentation, and manufacturing support systems. The goal of this course is to equip students with knowledge about manufacturing facilities and processes, to expose them to the workings of the manufacturing industry.This course offers students the opportunity to learn about the aforementioned topics through video lectures, an eBook, and learning activities and assessments that provide instant feedback. Students can also interact with 3D simulations of real-world manufacturing environments and apply their new knowledge of manufacturing equipment and procedures to these virtual reality learning environments.

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic Reading Comprehension, Basic Computer Skills, Basic Internet Browsing Skills

What You’ll Learn

Course Module Listing

Overview

Pre-Course Survey

Course Introduction

Course Outline

Introduction to Manufacturing and Production

Introduction

Defining Manufacturing

Production Systems

Summary

Assessment

Properties of Engineering Materials

Introduction

Physical Properties

Chemical Properties

Mechanical Properties

Manufacturing Properties

Crystalline and Non-crystalline Structures

Classification of Materials

Understanding Materials

Summary

Assessment

Engineering Materials

Introduction

Metals

Non-metals

Summary

Assessment

Product Manufacturing

Introduction

Production Goods and Customers

Stages of Production

Production Resources

Types of Production

Production Techniques

Summary

Assessment

Production Process

Introduction

Casting

Molding

Forming

Powder Metallurgy

Machining

Coating, Conditioning, and Finishing

Assembly

Summary

Assessment

Machining Operations

Introduction

The Shaping Machine

Types of Shapers

Feed Mechanism and Shaper Tools

Work Supporting and Holding Devices

The Milling Machine

Milling Cutters

The Milling Process

Summary

Assessment

Tool & Equipment Operation: Lathes

Introduction

Lathe Function and Components

Work Holding Devices

Types of Lathes

Lathe Operations

Summary

Assessment

Special Processing

Introduction

Abrasive Jet Machining

Chemical Milling

Electrical-Discharge Machining (EDM)

Electrochemical Grinding

Electrochemical Machining

Electron Beam Machining

Ion Beam Machining

Laser Beam Machining

Plasma Arc Machining

Ultrasonic Machining

Wire-Cut EDM

Lithography and Photolithography

Electronic Assembly

Summary

Assessment

Manufacturing Systems

Introduction

Production Lines

Manual Production Lines

Automated Production Lines

Transport Of Work

Summary

Assessment

Production Components

Introduction

Production Systems

Materials and Inventory

Time and Costs

Types of Production Systems

Summary

Assessment

Controlling & Documenting Production

Introduction

Controlling the Process

Documenting Production

Summary

Assessment

Packaging and Distributing Products

Introduction

Product Packaging

Product Distribution Network

Laws and Regulations

Summary

Assessment

Manufacturing Support Systems

Introduction

Computers in Manufacturing

Advanced Production Equipment

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Flexible Manufacturing Systems

Manufacturing Engineering

Production Planning and Control

Quality Control

Measurement and Inspection

Summary

Assessment

Exam

Exam

Hands-on Assessment

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1104181. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are hose of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.