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Manufacturing Processes

Course NumberMIT 111W
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: MATH LEVEL 4. Teaches the fundamentals of engineering materials and manufacturing processes, and how they interrelate in the design of products. Credit may be earned in MFG 111 or MIT 111 but not in both. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe the engineering properties of materials used to manufacture and assemble products.
  1. Differentiate between the structures of pure metals, metal alloys, polymers, ceramics/glass, and composites.
  2. Explain the importance of mechanical properties of materials.
  3. Explain the importance of physical and chemical properties of materials.
  4. Relate the use of the properties of various materials to the manufacturing design process.

Determine the inter-relationship between material properties, manufacturing process, and product design.
  1. Cite examples where property requirements have altered material selection.
  2. Describe how a change in material can appreciably alter the manufacturing process.
  3. Describe how a change in material can significantly affect the design of the part.
  4. Describe how a given manufacturing process alters the properties of the material.

Describe the major manufacturing processes used in industry today.
  1. Differentiate between the various casting processes.
  2. Differentiate between the various metal forming processes.
  3. Compare powder metallurgy with other metal forming processes.
  4. Associate sheet metal formed parts with everyday consumer products.
  5. Relate consumer plastic products with their manufacturing processes.
  6. Differentiate between the plastic forming processes and identify the strengths of each.
  7. Compare forming of thermoplastic products with thermosets.
  8. List applications of composite materials.
  9. Compare glass forming with plastic forming.
  10. Relate the advantages and applications of machining and turning centers to current manufacturing practices.
  11. Compare and contrast the various nontraditional machining processes.
  12. Relate manufacturing process choices and material properties.
  13. Compare and contrast the various welding processes.
  14. Describe metal cutting parameters.
  15. Cite applications of various surface treatments and coatings.

Access, analyze and use information relating to material selection, manufacturing processes and manufacturing issues.
  1. Identify sources of relevant information about manufacturing issues and concepts. This will include electronic sources along with traditional sources.
  2. Interpret graphs and charts to access information.
  3. Synthesize information concerning manufacturing issues so it is understandable by a target population.
  4. Use gathered information for oral, written, and/or electronic presentations to the targeted population and include appropriate academic documentation of sources.

Demonstrate effective written communication for a specific audience.
  1. Identify and articulate key manufacturing concepts.
  2. Employ conventions of written, edited, standard English.
  3. Present manufacturing processes and engineering material information in tables, charts and graphs.
  4. Quote, paraphrase and summarize important manufacturing processes and engineering material information accurately.
  5. Use appropriate vocabulary for the target audience.

Use writing tasks to promote learning about manufacturing and engineering materials.
  1. Document knowledge of manufacturing concepts and engineering materials.
  2. Using writing tasks, compare and contrast key manufacturing concepts.
  3. Using writing tasks, compare and contrast engineering materials and their properties.

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