Course Content

    • What is Manufacturing?
      • Define manufacturing.
      • Define the manufacturing sector components.
      • Give a brief history of manufacturing.
      • Describe the historical background, contributions, and problems of using manufacturing technologies and how these activities affect individuals, society, and the environment.
    • Product Design and Development
      • How is the design process used to create products?
      • Describe the nature, characteristics, classifications, and properties of common manufacturing materials.
      • Explain various methods used to process raw materials into industrial and consumer products.
      • Develop, refine, evaluate, and select product ideas that address manufacturing needs and opportunities.
      • Select and use the appropriate resources and processes needed to produce, operate, and market manufacturing systems and artifacts.
    • Machine Tool Safety
      • What are the primary lab safety rules?
      • What are the primary machine tool safety rules?
    • Project #1
      • Demonstrate knowledge of primary lab safety rules.
      • Safely use and maintain lab hand tools and machine tools.
      • Safely complete class project based on given design constraints.
    • Computer Aided Drafting and Design
      • What is the advantage of CAD over traditional manual drawing?
      • How can CAD drawings be used in the design process?
      • What types of careers are available to skilled CAD operators?
    • Advanced Materials Processes
      • What is Rapid Prototyping?
      • How does a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine assist in the product design process?
      • What are the advantages of using CNC technology to create products?
      • What are the types of materials available for CNC product design?
    • Design a mock-up of a proposed mass production project.
      • Demonstrate knowledge of primary lab safety rules.
      • Safely use and maintain lab hand tools and machine tools.
      • Safely complete class project based on given design constraints.
    • Mass Production
      • Work effectively with team members to establish and maintain a student-run manufacturing company.