Manufacturing is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labor and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale. Such finished goods may be used for manufacturing other, more complex products, such as aircraft, household appliances, or automobiles, or sold to whole sellers who in turn sell them to retailers, who then sell them to end users – the "consumers".
Modern manufacturing includes all intermediate processes required for the production and integration of a product's components. Some industries, such as semiconductor and steel manufacturers use the term fabrication instead.
Course Description: This course is an introductory study of manufacturing systems technology, which provides hands-on application of materials processes, woodworking techniques and safety through the use of a manufacturing system. Students may form a corporation, sell stock, design and create a prototype, apply appropriate production engineering processes, and market the product they’ve created. Topics also covered include the history of manufacturing, types of manufacturing, manufacturing materials, and a corporate structure. A lab fee will be assessed for this course. The manufacturing model of "INPUTS, PROCESSES, OUTPUTS, & FEEDBACK" will be used. The manufacturing method of "lean manufacturing", "Just-In-Time" will also be used
Course Content: Define manufacturing and manufacturing sector components, Product Design and Development, Machine Tool Safety, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Advanced Materials Processes, Design of prototypes and production tools, & Mass Production.
Course Requirements: All students must understand and follow classroom safety policies. Students are expected to come to class prepared with all necessary materials and complete all assignments on time. Each student is required to complete all projects, assignments, and tests. Failure to do so will affect the student’s grade. If you are absent for any reason, it is your responsibility to see your teacher for missed work. Please refer to the policy in the student handbook for timelines to make up missed work and tests.