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Machine Tool Principles I (MFG-122)

This course introduces students to the basic hands-on theoretical skills necessary of a machinist. Machining processes such as drilling, milling, turning, and grinding will be studied and developed. Theoretical skills such as machine terminology, speeds and feeds, uses of machinery handbook, and safety issues are also included. It would be beneficial if incoming students had some exposure to basic machining principles and equipment.

3 credits

Applied Metrology (MFG-124) 

This course is the study of the fundamental skills used by machinists for the calibration and quality control of measurements and their application. Students will study and use precision measuring equipment such as calipers, dial indicators, gauges, and hole measuring devices in a practical laboratory. Use of Coordinate Measurement Machine and Optical Comparator will also be Introduced. Lecture (2.00), Laboratory (2.00).

3 credits

Welding Technology I (MFG-130)
This course is an introduction to metal joining techniques using welding, brazing, and soldering with an emphasis on safe work practices. This course provides students with a basic understanding of electricity as applied to electric arc welders, metallurgy of welding, welding processes and safe use of oxy / fuel welding and heating. Students will study theory and techniques in a classroom environment. Demonstrations and applications will be performed in a laboratory setting. Lecture (2.00), Laboratory (2.00).

3 credits

Concepts of Industrial Design (MFG-206) 

This course is an exploration of 2D and 3D techniques used by industrial designers to communicate ideas for new products and product designs. Course includes a brief history of industrial design. Exercises in ideation and conceptualization will be used to familiarize students with design development philosophy. Use of freehand drawing techniques and drafting skills will be explained to produce presentations of proposed product concepts. Model making techniques will be explored to develop 3D communication skills. Lecture (2.00), Laboratory (2.00).

3 credits

Prerequisite: DFT-107

Machine Tool Principles II (MFG-222)

This course continues the work of Machine Tool Principles I by broadening the basic skills of a machinist by introducing intermediate and advanced topics such as milling and turning tools and their geometry, tool inserts, coolants and basic metallurgy. Students will experience these topics both in theory and hands-on in a practical laboratory setting.

3 credits

Prerequisite: MFG-122

Methods, Fixture Design, and Estimating (MFG-226) 

This course will explore and develop the skills necessary to mentally visualize how to effectively and economically make precision-machined parts. Students will learn how to select materials, type of process, type of equipment, sequence of operations, fixtures, tools, etc. Methods development and documentation will be demonstrated and practiced. Jig and fixture types and design criteria will be reviewed.

3 credits

CNC Programming I (MFG-227)

This course provides the fundamentals of programming Computer Numerical Control equipment with a heavy concentration on CNC turning and machining centers. Included in this course will be language and graphics-based programming, automated features and capabilities, advanced CNC applications and integration. Students will receive hands-on programming experience using industry preferred software and controllers.

4 credits

CNC Programming II (MFG-228)

This course continues the work of CNC Programming I by expanding the skills of programming with advanced techniques and equipment such as 5-Axis programming, use of A, B, and C-Axes, development and use of macros, program verification, and troubleshooting. MasterCAM software for the use of part design, NC code production, and back-plotting will be introduced. Lecture (2.00), Laboratory (2.00).

4 credits

Prerequisite: MFG-227

Materials Processing and Fabrication (MFG-229)

This course will include both an overview of materials and processes used in the manufacture of precision products and a practical exploration of fabrication techniques used in industry. A comparative study of casting, welding, heat treating, molding, laminating, EDM, CNC machining, grinding, etc. will be undertaken, as well as forming processes such as rolling, shearing, stamping, cutting, and joining methods for metallic and non-metallic materials. Lecture (2.00), Laboratory (4.00).

4 credits

Prerequisites: MFG-122, MFG-124, and DFT-107

Welding Technology II (MFG-230) 

This course expands on the concepts and applications presented in MFG-130. Further exploration of the construction of welded components and the metallurgic effects on more exotic materials will take place. Students will study the application of welding to aluminum, magnesium, copper alloys, nickel and cobalt alloys, lead, and zinc. Related safety and health considerations will be addressed. Lecture (2.00), Laboratory (2.00).

3 credits

Prerequisite: MFG-130

Co-Op Work Experience (Manufacturing) (MFG-463) 

This course provides the student with practical, supervised work experience within the broad field of manufacturing technology. Through on-the-job experience, students can acquire the practical expertise and knowledge needed to pursue a career in this field. Students are supervised by a faculty member, and job placement assistance is available through the Co-op Office. 1 lecture, plus 180 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester or over combined summer sessions. Lecture (1.00), Cooperative (12.00).

3 credits