MET-142 - Manufacturing Processes3 credits
The Manufacturing Processes course will provide the student with knowledge of methods currently used to fabricate many types of parts and assemblies from prototype to low and high volume production for industries. The course begins by studying various parts casting processes and methods and ends covering thermoplastic, thermoset and elastomer part molding processes. Other manufacturing processes include: hot working metals, cold working metals, non-traditional processes, joining processes, Metrology, CNC and non-CNC metal machining and non-metal forming processes. i.e., plastics. Aside from the course's text, there will be supplemental handouts, in class instructional videos for the student. The course includes optional ½ day field trip(s) for the student to travel to local manufacturing companies which the field trips will supplement the course material that is presented in the classroom.