MODULE SPECIFICATION FORM
Module Title: Introduction to Manufacturing
Processes and Techniques
Semester(s) in which to be offered:
1 and 2 With effect from:
Title of module being replaced (if any):
Module duration:- 45 hrs contact
155 hrs private study
Mr Robert Parry
(identify programme where appropriate):
Percentage taught by Subjects other than originating Subject (please name other Subjects):
Programme(s) in which to be offered:
Foundation Degree Aeronautical
Pre-requisites per programme (between levels):
Co-requisites per programme (within a level):
To provide students with a broad and in-depth knowledge of a range of manufacturing processes and techniques that can be applied to a variety of materials for a variety of manufacturing applications.
At the end of this module the learner should be able to through knowledge and understanding:-
1) Select suitable conventional machining processes and techniques for generating various geometrical forms to a given specification and forming processes for a given component specification problems.
2) Select suitable non-conventional machining techniques for a given component specification with emphasis on composite materials machining.
Transferable/Key Skills and other attributes:
Applying technology through theoretical and practical applications
The ability to read and use appropriate literature with a full and critical understanding
Applying numeracy to practical problems in aircraft systems
Assessment: please indicate the type(s) of assessment (e.g. examination, oral, coursework, project) and the weighting of each (%).
The assessment is 100% in course.
(use as appropriate)
Type of assessment Outcome Weighting Duration
(if in course test)
Written assignment on conventional machining with emphasis on students place of work
Assignment to investigate modern and non conventional methods of manufacture
Learning and Teaching Strategies:
The module theory will be delivered by a series of lectures underpinned with video/DVD support and complemented with demonstrations and laboratory practical work.
The learning element will be evaluated by carrying out the assessment laid out above which will ensure the learner has achieved all the stipulated outcomes.
Syllabus outline :
Conventional machining processes and techniques
Workholding devices and techniques
Casting and forming processes
Categorise forming processes
Changes to material properties
Forming techniques that can be performed on ceramic materials
Non-conventional machining techniques
Categorise non-conventional machining techniques
Techniques of non-conventional machining
Tooling requirements to machine composite materials
Components that can be manufactured by these processes
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(Wiley, 2002) ISBN 0471033065
Kalpakjian S and Schmid S R
Manufacturing Engineering and Technology (4 th
Edition) (Prentice Hall, 2000) ISBN 0201361310
Kalpakjian S - Manufacturing processes for engineering materials (4th Edition)
(Pearson,2002) ISBN 0130408719
Schey J – Introduction to Manufacturing Processes (3 rd Edition) (McGraw Hill,2000)