Engineering

ECM3117 - Manufacturing B (2010)

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MODULE TITLEManufacturing B CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM3117 MODULE CONVENERProf Christopher Smith (Coordinator), Dr Liang Hao
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
To provide third year engineering students with examples of current practises in advanced manufacturing, concentrating on the technical issues and applications of the technologies, and to provide experience in considering the interrelationship between materials, applications, sustainability and the environment, and manufacturing technologies, and in the theoretical analysis of manufacturing processes. This is relevant to students aiming for a manufacturing industrially related project and those wishing to pursue a career in manufacturing or materials processing.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Robotics: applications, types, consideration of working envelopes, performance: speed, accuracy and repeatability. Structural design considerations, transmissions systems, encoding and encoders: moire fringe theory , Fresnel diffraction, scale/index grating gap calculation. Co-ordinate transformations, rotational matrices and translational movement combined, derivation of forward kinematics. End effectors and tooling. Determination of gripper forces. Rapid prototyping: systems and applications, CAD and building systems, stereo lithography and Beer-Lambert’s law, performance considerations, topical developments, sustainability. Lasers: applications in manufacturing with particular emphasis on welding, cutting and alignment. Power calculation for spot welding, continuous welding, and cutting. Laser gauging and size determination. High energy rate forming methods: electro-hydraulic, electromagnetic, and explosive. Electro discharge machining, water jet machining, abrasive water jet machining. Determination of power requirements. Advanced composites: laminate design, large size composite manufacture, mould design and effects in properties, resin transfer moulding, hybrid composites, adhesives. Economic and sustainability drivers for composite use. Composites in manufacturing - a case study. Powder technology: description of powder processing methods and comparison with alternative manufacturing processes. Reading: A listing of suitable texts where students can find supporting information about the various topics is provided at the start of the course. There are no prescribed text books for this course.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 25 Written Exams 75 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Kalpakjian S Manufacturing Engineering and Technology 5th Addison-Wesley 2006 0131976397 [Library]
Set Callister, WD Materials Science and Engineering: an introduction 8th John Wiley & Sons 2007 978-0470505861 [Library]
Set Hull, Derek An introduction to composite materials 2nd CUP 1996 0521388554 [Library]
Set Halpin, John C. Primer on composite materials analysis 2nd Technomic 1992 0877627541 [Library]
Set Tsai, Stephen Introduction to composite materials Technomic 1980 0877622884 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM2103
CO-REQUISITE MODULES ECM3129
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined