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Analysis and application of a broad range of modern manufacturing techniques utilized in industry. Exploration of production methods as influenced by historical impact, materials, processes, productivity, ethics, and social/environmental concerns. The global challenges to product design, performance, quality, and economic considerations will be investigated.
Credits: 3 hours
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)
Basic science and mathematics. Students should have a natural curiosity about manufacturing as it relates to their field of study.
Performance Criteria Measured1
|Understand the scientific principles behind the processes and materials employed in product manufacturing.||
|Understand the basic elements of manufacturing management.||
|Understand the fundamentals of advanced technology systems as they apply to product manufacturing and the associated cost challenges and benefits.||g*||
G1: Provides content that is factually correct supported with evidence and properly documented.
|Be able to analyze material and process choices during and after the product design cycle.||
|Be familiar with current literature and Internet sources concerning the social and environmental impact of manufacturing.||j*||
J2: Applies knowledge that considers professional societal, and/ or global impact.
|Understand the historical significance of science and technology as it currently applies to global manufacturing economies.|
|Be able to make ethical choices about rights and responsibilities.||i*||
I4: Demonstrates knowledge of professional codes.
Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at http://www.wmich.edu/ime/performance-criteria.html
ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at http://www.abet.org/
*results tracked in ABET course notebooks
Schrader, George F. Manufacturing Processes & Materials 4th. Ed.,
ISBN 0-87263-517-1, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn, MI., www.sme.org, 1-800-733-4763.
Termini, Michael J. The New Manufacturing Engineer Dearborn, MI. Society of Manufacturing Engineers. 1996
Wright, Kenneth Paul 21st Century Manufacturing upper Saddle River, NJ. Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2001
Moody, Patricia E., et al. The Technology Machine New York, NY. Simon & Schuster, 1999
Kibbe, Richard R. Machine Tool Practices 7th edition Upper Saddle River, NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc. 2001
Western Michigan University
F-231 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Revision Date: Summer 2011