Concepts of design for manufacture (DfM) and design for assembly (DfA); Design methodologies for engineered products, rapid prototyping; Manufacturing processes and process selection;
Computer aided manufacturing (CAM); computer numerical control (CNC); computer aided part programming (CAPP); Automation in manufacturing, robotic manufacturing, Industry 4.0;
Environmental & economic impacts of making products and remanufacturing/recycling activities.
Contact hours: 34
Private study hours: 116
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
Main assessment methods
Examination, 2 hours (50%)
Lab assignment, 2500 words (25%)
Presentation, 15 minutes (25%)
Manufacturing and Design, Erik Tempelman Hugh Shercliff Bruno Ninaber van Eyben, Elsevier, 2014
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
On successfully completing the module students will have knowledge and understanding of:
1. the state-of-the-art design methodologies and manufacturing processes for engineered products;
2. applying engineering knowledge to evaluate the suitability of potential design solutions;
3. computational tools for manufacturing process selection;
4. computer aided manufacturing (CAM), industrial automation in manufacturing;
5. environmental & economic costs of making products and recycling
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