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Title: Digital Manufacturing and Simulation Curriculum PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Nutter, Paul
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: Ohio Northern University is in the tenth year of a curriculum utilizing advanced industrial computer simulation software. The virtual simulation classes are offered in a sequence of three quarters, earning four credits per quarter. Students learn specific simulation applications from tutorials and online course materials. Teams of students then work with local companies to create simulation models of actual manufacturing operations. Each student team prepares PowerPoint materials which are presented to representatives of the company. Recent projects included work with major automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers, along with a major defense-industry company. This paper and presentation includes examples of simulations and the results of the students analysis of the operations.

The simulation applications used in these industrial projects include robotic work cell processing, assembly sequencing, ergonomics analysis, and discrete event materials/process flow studies. This curriculum has also provided an opportunity for integration of several technologies and manufacturing management aspects into application-based environments, including 3-D CAD modeling, robotics, and production system design. Students gain skills and experience in teamwork, project planning, problem solving, and formal multi-media presentations in industrial environments. Benefits include exposure to in-plant manufacturing operations, and the opportunity to personally deal with company professionals. Students have obtained coop/internship positions, and graduates are finding simulation jobs in the fields of manufacturing and applications engineering.
LC Classification: Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Control of production systems
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Data processing. CAD/CAM systems -- Flexible manufacturing systems
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Manufacturing engineering. Process engineering -- Manufacturing processes
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Plant engineering -- Machinery and equipment -- Industrial robots
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering -- Computer-aided design (CAD)
Manufacturing -- Industrial robots
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-09-17 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-03-21 10:59:57 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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Resource URL Clicks: 33
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