MEC3488 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to high school and post-secondary level students.
MEC 3488 - Manufacturing Processes and Systems (3 hrs.)
The students will obtain knowledge of structures, characteristics, production and fields, of application of metallic, organic and inorganic non-metallic materials. Economic efficiency and environmental compatibility in manufacturing setting will be stressed.
This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge regarding fundamentals of manufacturing processes and systems.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate a proficiency in basic materials, processes, EPA and safety concerns and manufacturing systems.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: MANUFACTURING PROCESSES INTRODUCTION
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully identify manufacturing processes.
- Explain ten processes used in manufacturing.
- Understand the impact manufacturing has on industrial development.
- Describe how basic systems used in the manufacturing process have evolved.
UNIT 2: MATERIALS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully understand material types.
- Apply applications for materials including metallic, organic and inorganic non-metallic materials.
- List and describe material sources used in manufacturing.
- Understand the fundamental safety concerns when using materials such as metallic, organic and inorganic non-metallic materials.
- Review and summarize material applications including structural concerns when using various materials.
UNIT 3: ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully understand impact of materials.
- State environmental concerns when using various types of materials.
- Understand appropriate safety concerns when using various types of materials in a manufacturing setting.
- Determine an appropriate understanding of environmental disposal requirements when using various types of industrial materials.
UNIT 4: MATERIAL USAGE
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully understand applications used for materials.
- Determine the most appropriate materials for a given project.
- Perform budgetary functions including preparing job estimations using specified materials.
- Make oral and written recommendations to companies on use of materials in an industrial setting.
UNIT 5: MATERIALS PROPERTIES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully understand key properties of specific material types.
- List and describe material properties of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.
- List and describe material properties for monomers and polymers.
- List and describe material properties for ceramics and composites.
UNIT 6: MATERIAL MEASUREMENTS AND TOLERANCES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully apply precision measuring techniques to materials.
- Understand and GD&T coordinates as they apply to tolerance zones, feature control frame surface finish.
- Understand industrial tolerance requirements.
- Perform measurements using a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
- Perform measurements using scales, calipers, micrometers and other instruments commonly used in industry.
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
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Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.