Course Number:
MFG 222
Transcript Title:
Production Manufacturing 3
Aug 11, 2022
Jul 12, 2023
Total Credits:
Lecture Hours:
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Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
Satisfies General Education requirement:
Grading Options
A-F, P/NP, Audit
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Repeats available for credit:

MFG 221

Course Description

Combines the use of CNC technology and other metalworking and welding techniques to create a simulated production fabrication environment from design to prototype. Utilizes numerous integrated math and technology aspects to accurately produce products. Explores manufacturing problem solving and critical thinking. Prerequisites: MFG 221. Audit available.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Design a blueprint and assembly drawing of a product that requires a full fabrication solution.
  2. Create a prototype from blueprint and do real world testing to check design.
  3. Fabricate a product that is production ready.
  4. Produce a fixture for production fabrication utilizing lean practices and CNC machining efficiency.
  5. Run a production run of a 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: Design a blueprint and assembly drawing of a product that requires a full fabrication solution.

  • Create a research and development process to determine a needed product.
  • Draw and create the solution using solid 3d modeling.
  • Describe the fabrication and assembly process of the product; which must include a full fabrication process involving CNC, welding and other.

Outcome #2: Create a prototype from blueprint and do real world testing to check design.

  • From the working model, produce a first production prototype.
  • Check the prototype for tolerance and design error.
  • Test prototype in real word work, collect any necessary data and make any changes.

Outcome #3: Fabricate a finalized product that is production ready.

  • Create an efficient and material minimized fabrication process.
  • Check final design adjustments for viability.
  • Apply lean manufacturing principles to the fabrication process to utilize labor efficiently.

Outcome #4: Produce a fixture for production fabrication utilizing lean practices and CNC machining efficiency practices.

  • Write a process and procedure sheet that utilizes a fixture.
  • Create a fixture that speeds fabrication process.
  • Utilize a fixture that enhances lean manufacturing principles.

Outcome #5: Run a single production run of a product.

  • Produce multiple of the same product utilizing production aids.
  • Check a production run for tolerance and similarity.
  • Develop a marketing campaign for the 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.

Suggested/recommended text:

  • Print Reading for Welders 5th Edition Thomas E. Proctor, Jonathan F. Gosse

Suggested Resources:

  • AWS Structural Code Book 2020
  • Amatrol Learning Systems Curriculum

Students utilize on campus computer resources and software, e.g. CAD resources.

Department Notes

Safety glasses are required at all times in the manufacturing 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.