The unit aims to teach the fundamentals of manufacturing processes and systems in mechanical and mechatronic engineering, including traditional manufacturing and advanced manufacturing technologies. Manufacturing processes are also compared in terms of their level of energy consumption, natural resources used and level of pollution generated in the manufacture of products. This unit aims to develop the following attributes: to understand the fundamental principles of manufacturing technologies for the above mentioned engineering areas; to gain the ability to select existing manufacturing processes and systems for direct engineering applications; to develop ability to create innovative new manufacturing technologies for advanced industrial applications; to develop ability to invent new manufacturing systems. At the end of this unit students will have a good understanding of the following: merits and advantages of individual manufacturing processes and systems; principles of developing new technologies; comprehensive applications and strategic selection of manufacturing processes and systems and the impact they may each have on our environment. Course content will include: CAD / CAM: An introduction into the use of CAD and manual CNC coding as separate tools combined with an introduction into the kinematics and structural requirements in the construction of a CNC machine. Rapid Engineering: An introduction into the most current Rapid Engineering methods currently in use. Manufacturing Processes: Common processes and their science (machining, casting, powder metallurgy, metal working, welding) and their relative merits, limitations and the impact they may each have on our environment.
|Academic unit||Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic|
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