In this course, students explore automated manufacturing processes, manufacturing industries and career options. Students learn about the structure of a manufacturing company, rapid prototyping, 3D printing and concurrent engineering. Students learn how to use computer-aided design (CAD) software and apply design and manufacturing processes.
Projects include planning a manufacturing company and designing prototypes and products and manufacturing parts.


Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing provides students a comprehensive overview of principles, processes and career choices in manufacturing. Hands-on activities in career seeking and planning a manufacturing company culminate in a capstone project in which students follow all the steps of the manufacturing process to produce a product.
Course Outline

1.0 (Core): Introduction
2.0 (Core): Careers in Manufacturing
3.0 (Activity): Seeking a Manufacturing Career
4.0 (Core): The Manufacturing Company
5.0 (Activity): Planning & Staffing a Manufacturing Company
6.0 (Core): Manufacturing Processes
7.0 (Core): Computers in Manufacturing
8.0 (Core): Automation in Manufacturing
9.0 (Project): The Arrow Plane

Rapid Prototyping includes a comprehensive overview of the history of rapid prototyping and career choices in the field. Multi-level activities include creating prototypes from specifications using various rapid technologies. A capstone project challenges students to create and test a prototype using the rapid technology of their choice.
Course Outline

1.1 (Core): Introduction to Prototyping
1.2 (Core): Rapid Prototyping Technologies
1.3 (Activity): Rapid Prototyping in Industry
1.4 (Core): Proof of Principle Prototypes
1.5 (Activity): Creating Simple Prototypes
1.6 (Core): Additive Processes
1.7 (Activity): Advanced Additive Prototyping
1.8 (Core): Subtractive Processes
1.9 (Activity): Advanced Subtractive Prototyping
1.10 (Core): Selecting A Rapid Prototyping Process
1.11 (Project): Creating a Solution

The CAD with spectraCAD Engraver course teaches computer-aided design in a CAD-CAM environment. Students create two-dimensional drawings and convert the drawing into NC code. The lessons are rich in practical instruction on industry-relevant drawing practices. Students gain an appreciation of how CAD enables a manufacturer to design a prototype on a computer and then produce the part on a CNC (computer numeric control) machine.
Course Outline

Activity 1: Getting Started
Activity 2: Using spectraCAD
Activity 3: Managing Files
Activity 4: Creating the LMC Project
Activity 5: Drawing the M
Activity 6: Drawing the C
Activity 7: Speaker Design Project
Activity 8: Creating the Speaker Cone
Activity 9: Completing the Speaker Project
Activity 10: spectraCAD Engraver
Activity 11: Generating an NC File
Activity 12: NC Files and Coding
Activity 13: Pocketing
Activity 14: Pocket Toolpaths and spectraCAM

E-learning Content:

Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing (Virtual)
Rapid Prototyping and Concurrent Engineering (Virtual)
CAD with spectraCAD Engraving (Virtual)
(includes spectraCAD/Engraving Software)

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