Abstract

A sophomore-level Manufacturing Processes course is described. It is the second course in a Design for Manufacturing sequence in the Manufacturing Engineering degree curriculum. Emphasis is placed on prediction of manufacturing results prior to lab sessions to build student confidence with process modeling as well as an understanding of the relations among process conditions and part attributes. The laboratory experience focuses on understanding processes by rational selection of conditions and measurement of attributes for a variety of conditions. The course culminated with a process design project in which teams manufactured product components to be assembled in a subsequent course.

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