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Vm 481: Manufacturing Processes


Course  description: Manufacturing processes deal with production methods for converting primary materials into product. Introduction to processing methods with quantitative analysis as applied to fabrication of engineering materials focus on five major categories of forming and shaping processes: solidification, particulate, deformation, material removal and joining. Shaping processes for plastics, polymer matrix composites and rubber technology. Processing of ceramics and cermets for tooling and shaping. Theory and practice of metal machining, operations, machine tools and cutting tool technology. Influence of processes on the final mechanical properties of the product. Reconfigurable manufacturing. Reconfigurable manufacturing system (RMS) for rapid process design change in hardware and software to quickly adjust its production.  Case studies with design, some cost analysis and limits.
Credit hours: 3 credits
Pre-requisites: Vm382 
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