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COURSE TITLE

Advanced Manufacturing

 

GRADE LEVELS

10-12

LENGTH OF COURSE

One Semester

 

PREREQUISITES

Computer Aided Design (CAD), Principles of Engineering Design

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Advanced Manufacturing is the study of the engineering, design, production, supervision and management utilized to remain competitive in today’s technologically advanced manufacturing facilities.  Students will learn advanced manufacturing methods with 3D printing, CNC milling and hybrid operations.  They will explore the use of different workholdings for multi-axis and rotary manufacturing.  At the culmination of this course students will apply their learning by walking through the production process in manufacturing a real product.

COURSE OF STUDY

Unit 1: 3D Printing (40 hours)

  • 1.1-Basic concepts and history of 3D printing

  • 1.2-Additive manufacturing strategies

  • 1.3-Slicing and toolpath generation

  • 1.4-Material properties and selection

  • 1.5-Durometer and melt characteristics

  • 1.6-Quality and tolerances

Unit 2: Printing & Milled Finishing (20 hours)

  • 2.1-Introduction to subtractive manufacturing

  • 2.2-CAM and toolpath generation

  • 2.3-Feeds and speeds

  • 2.4-Tool offsets and coordinate systems

 

Unit 3: Basic Subtractive Manufacturing (40 hours)

  • 3.1 Basic concepts and history of milling

  • 3.2 Types of cutters

  • 3.3 Feeds and speeds calculations

  • 3.4 Workholding (vises, collets, etc)

  • 3.5 Work offsets and probing cycles

  • 3.6 Secondary operations

  • 3.7 Multi-vise setups 

  • 3.8 Cycle times, production capacity and reducing downtime

 

Unit 4: Advanced Subtractive Manufacturing (40 hours)

  • 4.1 Advanced milling concepts

  • 4.2 Multi-axis milling

  • 4.3 Rotary printing

 

Unit 5: Final Project - The Business of Manufacturing (40 hours)

  • Introduction-students manufacture a product as a class

  • Learn the basics of a manufacturing business unit

    • Documentation-set-up sheets, work instructions, engineering drawings, inspection documents, calibration sheets

    • Cycle times and plant production capacity

    • Costing calculations

    • Pricing strategies; maximizing margins