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Title: A Manufacturing Processes Course for Mechanical Engineers PDF
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Creator: Hoadley, Rod
Rainey, Paul
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: Engineers need to have a working, hands-on knowledge of manufacturing processes. At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with few exceptions, all engineering students take freshman-level manufacturing processes courses. Mechanical Engineering students generally take three lab-oriented courses dealing with machining, foundry, and welding processes. The machining processes course, which has ten three-hour labs, introduces typical machining equipment, such as lathes, mills, and drill presses. Both hand-operated and computer controlled machines are used. Labs are limited to 20 students per section in a lab setting that contains 10 engine lathes, 5 manual/CNC vertical mills, 1 horizontal mill, 4 drill presses, 1 turret
drill press, 1 CNC lathe, and 1 CNC bed mill. Starting with measurements, students are given lab exercises that illustrate the techniques needed to manufacture a machined part. Following measuring, there is a two-week introduction to the machines, which requires individuals to operate the lathes and teams of two to operate the mills. Next, the students are given a two-week project where they individually make a screwdriver using the available equipment. The final project consists of making an air motor in teams of five, where each team is responsible for producing one-half of the parts of the air motor. During the two projects the students develop and use routing and operation sheets for each machined part.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Manufacturing engineering. Process engineering -- Manufacturing processes
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
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Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
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Technical School Second Cycle
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Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-07-14 19:44:26 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-05-31 13:08:14 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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