Advanced Manufacturing Course Descriptions

MANF1200L Machine Tool Math (CL3 L0 CR3)
This focused class develops the skills of students in areas of mathematics relevant to modern manufacturing. An emphasis will be placed on practical applications as found in machining. The topics include usage of fractions and decimals, conversion between units, interpreting and using percentages, usage of tolerances, interpretation and usage of formulas and proportions, and the practical application of geometry and trigonometry in interpreting and using drawings. The usage of scientific calculators will be integrated into the course content.

MANF1300L Blueprint Reading & Solid Modeling (CL2 L3 CR3)
Students will learn the fundamentals of blue print reading including multiview drawings, basic dimensioning, holes, fasteners, assemblies, and tolerancing. Solid modeling software will be introduced with training of sketch demands, extruded boss/base features, drawing planes, fillets, chamfers, multiview drawings, and dimensioning. Three dimensional assembly modeling will also be covered with emphasis on advanced mates, exploded views, and animation.

MANF1410L Independent Study in Machine Processes (CL1 L0 CR1)
This course will be a directed study in Machine Processes. The student will engage in learning about a topic of special interest at the direction of the instructor. (Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and department chair)

MANF1420L Machine Processes (CL3 L0 CR3)
This course will present the theory of machine processes through lectures and lessons covering traditional, manually operated machine tools such as band saws, drill presses, milling machines and lathes. Topics covered are selecting the machine stock, proper squaring a block on a milling machine, basic layout, drilling, tapping reaming, countersinking, counter boring, chamfering, machine set-up, grooving, and threading. Also, students will learn about standard precision measuring tools such as but not limited to micrometers, dial calipers, and Vernier scales with an introduction to gauging, tolerancing, and dimensioning. Mahcine tool and shop afety will be covered throughout the course. (Note: MANF1430L must be taken concurrently.)

MANF1430L Machine Processes Lab (CL0 L6 CR2)
This course will immerse students in machine processes by their actual demonstrated use of band saws, drill presses, lathes, etc. Student will work at selecting machine stock, basic layout, drilling, reaming countersinking, counter blocking, tapping, proper squaring a block, chamfering, machine set-up, grooving, and threading. Students will work hands-on with standard precision measuring tools such as micrometers, dial and digital calipers, Vernier scales with an introduction to gauging, tolerancing, and dimensioning. Students will regularly demonstrate their effectiveness with tool and shop safety. (Prerequisite: MANF1420L, must be taken concurrently)

MANF1450L Manufacturing Processes (CL3 L0 CR3)
This course will cover a qualitative and quantitative study of manufacturing processes. Fundamental principles of value-added processing of materials into useable forms for the customer will be covered. Topics will include material properties and traditional and non-traditional manufacturing processes with an emphasis on process selection for optimum design with quality, strength and economic evaluations.

MANF1500L CNC Machines I (CL2 L6 CR4)
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Milling machines and their programming. First covered in this course is the basic operation of CNC machines with topics such as safety, simulation, tooling with tool selection, and machine zeroing. Hands-on training via simulation will expose the student to absolute and incremental positioning, circular interpolation, program interpolation, and cycle pausing. CNC Machine safety will be stressed throughout this course. (Prerequisites: MANF1200L or LMAN1200 or MATH1370L or LMAT1370, and MANF1400L or LMAN1400).

MANF2100L CNC Machines II (CL2 L6 CR4)
In this course students will expand on knowledge gained from CNC Machines I as well as be introduced to Computer Aided Manufacturing. (CAM) CNC Machine Topics will include machine speeds and feeds, feed rate, and cycle time optimization. Students will also learn alternative drilling cycles, subprograms, cutter compensation, and scaling/mirroring. CNC Machine safety will be stressed throughout this course. Students will also be introduced to CAT/CAM with topics to include part geometry, CAM-Mill processes, contouring, cycle time estimation, tool selection, material selection, cutter compensation, parameter pages, contour applications, roughing, finishing, and tool paths.  (Prerequisites: MANF1500L or LMAN1500).

MANF2200L Properties of Materials (CL3 L2 CR4)
This course introduces the student to the processes and materials used in modern manufacturing, with an emphasis on steels and nonferrous metallic alloys. After establishing the sources of stock materials and the means to modify them to adjust material properties, the selection of why certain materials are appropriate for different applications is covered. The understanding of manufacturing processes is central to the course, including machine tooling, hot working, cold working, casting, joining processes, and powder metallurgy. In addition, the processes required to manufacture plastics and composites will also be incorporated. (Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MATH1370L or LMAT1370 and SCI1250L or LSCI1250)

This course covers Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). The course includes demonstrations as well as hands-on of CAD/CAM software and hardware. An emphasis is placed on geometry creation and editing functions, process planning, proper cutter selection, speed and feed selection, and tool path generation along with post processing to CNC machines. Students need a basic knowledge in drafting/design, machine processes and procedures, and computer operating systems (MS Windows).

MANF2400L Lean Manufacturing (CR3 L0 CR3)
This course will cover all of the aspects of Lean Manufacturing. Topics will include line balancing, batching versus single piece flow, standard work, inventory control models, value stream mapping, 5-S, and waste elimination. Students will learn tools for identifying and reducing waste such as fishbone modeling, brainstorming techniques, “spaghetti” mapping, and observation techniques. An emphasis on quality control and people empowerment will be stressed throughout the course.

MANF2500L Advanced CNC Machine Processes (CL2 L6 CR4)
This course expands on the machining skills presented in the CNC I & II courses. This course will include 3-D and solid modeling, programming, machine setup, and operating procedures. Tool selection, quality measurement/control, and operator maintenance, are also topics covered.

MANF2600L Operations Management (CL3 L0 CR3)
This course will cover how to manage activities involved in the process of transformation resources into products or services. Strategic decision making using tools such as forecasting, basic inventory models, aggregate planning, master scheduling, materials requirements, and scheduling of operations will be covered. Also procurement, movement, and storage of materials are covered. Inventory and production flows, line balancing, and lean principals will be discussed throughout the course.

MANF2700L Advanced Manufacturing Capstone (CL3 L0 CR3)
This course provides the vehicle for students to demonstrate overall competency in advanced manufacturing and in the specific operations in which they have chosen to concentrate. Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, working individually or as part of a team, the student will select and successfully carry out a major project which pertains directly to advanced manufacturing.

MANF2800L Advanced Manufacturing Internship (CL0 L9 CR3)
This course provides the opportunity for the student to utilize learned course competencies in a real-life setting. A supplemental laboratory experience on an extensive array of equipment and processes may be provided. Resume, cover letter, weekly journal, and employer evaluation are required. Student needs to work a minimum of 300 hours in a manufacturing job related environment. Cumulative GPA 2.0 minimum required.