Course Number:
MFG 156
Transcript Title:
Integrated Manufacturing 1
Aug 11, 2022
Jul 12, 2023
Total Credits:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture / Lab Hours:
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Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
Satisfies General Education requirement:
Grading Options
A-F, P/NP, Audit
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MFG 155

Course Description

Integrates the use of the 3 axis CNC, blueprints and manufacturing processes in the design and production of products. Introduces tolerances and quality control procedures, as well as backwards design principles and orthographic projection. Prerequisite: MFG 155.Audit available.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Fabricate product and tolerance from digital blueprints using SolidEdge 2D.
  2. Cut and assemble to a blueprint using basic CNC processes (3 axis).
  3. Apply a basic understanding of quality control processes and measuring.
  4. Use fixtures/jigs to accurately reproduce product.
  5. Explain thread cutting and pitches as well as their appropriate use and documentation.
  6. Draw orthographic projections of basic physical product.

Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies

Outcomes are assessed through a mixture of hands on and written assessments.  Priority is given to hands-on proficiency based assessment in an environment that rewards demonstration of skill needed for success in industry.

  • Lecture and in booth coaching and direct instruction.
  • Direct instruction in full class demonstration of skills.
  • Written exams.
  • Student proficiency through demonstration of learned strategies and skills in industry standard environment.
  • Mock AWS Testing procedure (destructive testing) or mock local industry supported on-site testing procedures.
  • Job readiness based on performance.
  • In class lab experiments and testing using the scientific process with written result reporting.

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content

Outcome #1: Fabricate product and tolerance from digital blueprints using SolidEdge 2D

  • Identify procedures needed and parts needed to create a product from a blueprint.
  • Create product using manufacturing techniques to tolerance given.
  • Check tolerances of created product and compare to blueprints after manufacturing.

Outcome #2: Cut and assemble to a blueprint using basic CNC processes (3 axis)

  • Using a blueprint, create a parts array that includes necessary parts to assemble product.
  • Code and cut product using CNC process.
  • Assemble/manufacture product to tolerance on blueprint.
  • Post manufacturing, process product with finishing techniques to prepare it for sale according to blueprint specified procedure.

Outcome #3: Apply a basic understanding of quality control processes and measuring

  • Demonstrate knowledge of slide rule calipers and their use in quality control processes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic non-destructive weld testing procedures for quality assurance.
  • Use precision measure implements to check physical tolerances of products.
  • Use non-destructive testing to provide manufacturing feedback and procedural or process. based changes to improve product quality, cost or outcome.

Outcome #4: Use fixtures/jigs to accurate reproduce product

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the purpose of fixtures/jigs in manufacturing processes and design.
  • Generate parts arrays that allow the use of fixtures/jigs.
  • Practice use of fixtures/jigs that can accurately recreate product and streamline quality control processes.

Outcome #5: Explain thread cutting and pitches as well as their appropriate use and documentation.

  • Understand different grades of bolts and their metallurgical characteristics.
  • Understand different usages of bolts in terms of thread pitch and appropriate load.
  • Identify thread pitches in both external and internal threads.
  • Recreate both internal and external threads in metals.
  • Create appropriate fastening using correct bolt grade, size and pitch for a particular application and include in a blueprint.

Outcome #6: Draw orthographic projections of basic physical product.

  • Accurately create an orthographic projection from an existing physical product.
  • Create a 3d representation of a product from an orthographic projection.
  • Apply tolerance and other annotation to orthographic projections as measured on a product.

Suggested Texts and Materials

Resources are available openly on the web, but largely the curriculum adaptation needs to be done based on the instructors existing skill set.  Since there are many ways to teach the content, the “teach what you know, and teach well what you do” is very appropriate for courses like this.

The following books are recommended:
  • Welding Skills, 5th Edition, B.J. Moniz
  • Welding Skills Workbook, 5th Edition, Jonathan F. Gosse
Some Suggested resources:
  • AWS Structural Code Book 2020

Department Notes

Safety glasses are required at all times in the welding lab and are provided for students. Students may also purchase their own safety glasses from a local supplier. Long pants and closed toed shoes are required in the welding lab at all times. Appropriate clothing must be worn to work in the lab (no synthetic materials, ect.). Safety requirements are covered prior to work in the lab.