Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

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IME 4580 - Manufacturing Systems Integration

Catalog Description:

Analysis and synthesis of integrated manufacturing systems. Topics include modeling of manufacturing systems and the role of computers in the control and integration of manufacturing systems.

Prerequisites: IME 2460

Credits: 3 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 - 3)

Prerequisites by Topic:

  1. Understanding of capabilities of Graphical Computer Systems - IME 2460
  2. Capability to define and follow an algorithmic approach to problem solving -
    CS 1040 or CS 1110

Course Objectives, Performance Criteria, and Outcomes:

Course Objectives

ABET-TAC Outcomes2


Performance Criteria Measured1

Identify appropriate computer control in a manufacturing setting.



A1: Plan, design, analyze, implement, and improve cost-effective manufacturing methods

Create 3D design, simulation and process for specific product



D1: Creates product designs using various computer-aided design tools.

Perform experiments with CNC machines, DNC, part programming, Robots and factory automation



Analyze typical automated systems commonly found in manufacturing enterprises



Utilize data communications for the integration of manufacturing processes



Function as a member of a team to undertake the analysis and integration of automated manufacturing processes



Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at

ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at

*results tracked in ABET course notebooks


Chang, T.C., Wysk, R.A., & Wang, H.P. (2005). Computer-Aided Manufacturing, 3rd Edition, Prentice-Hall, ISBN-10: 0131429191 (recommended)

James A. Rehg, Henry W. Kraebber (2001), Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Second Edition, Prentice-Hall. (recommended)

Pavel Ikonomov, CAD 3D Data Exchange, 2nd Ed., (e-book - free) 2009

Course Coordinator:

Pavel Ikonomov
Western Michigan University
E-221 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3284

Revision Date: Spring 2012


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
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