The purpose of this course is to provide an overall introduction and review of manufacturing processes, equipment, and process capabilities, with a strong emphasis on product design, material, process, and equipment selection. Major issues in modern manufacturing and global competition will also be discussed. Non-engineers who work in a manufacturing environment will benefit from understanding how a product is manufactured.
Although it is designed with the non-engineer in mind, anyone interested in acquiring a broad-based understanding of how things are manufactured should attend.
- Learn the fundamentals of manufacturing technologies and processes, and the relevant parameters of each process
- With individual case studies, recognize the importance of the interrelationship among design, material and process selection, and how they impact each other
- Understand the factors that influence product quality and integrity in each of the manufacturing processes
- Evaluate the costs involved in material, process, and equipment selection, and assess return on investment and return on quality
- Appreciate the significance of concurrent design and design for manufacturing and how it impacts a company's operations
- Understand the significance of environmentally conscious design and manufacturing and assembly
- Evaluate the impact of computers in all aspects of manufacturing technologies
- Learn recent trends in modern manufacturing technologies and appreciate the significance of current topics in research and development