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Module

MEC3030 : Digital Manufacturing Processes and Systems

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Kenneth Dalgarno
  • Lecturer: Dr Javier Munguia Valenzuela, Dr Dehong Huo
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

•       To develop knowledge and understanding of machining processes and machine tools.
•       To learn how to use commercial CAM software for NC machining.
•       To develop knowledge and understanding of additive manufacturing and 3D printing processes.
•       To learn how to manipulate CAD files to prepare them for 3D printing processes.
•       To develop knowledge and understanding of how manufacturing systems are designed and of key principles
and techniques which underpin their operation.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module will address two key digital manufacturing techniques, machining and 3D printing, and also the design and operation of manufacturing systems. The main topics will be:
•       Machining processes: conventional and unconventional machining, cutting forces and cutting tools,
machine tool design, CAM for machining, high speed machining, and current trends in machining.
•       Additive manufacture (AM) and 3D printing: AM processes for polymers and metals, AM software and
workflows, design for AM, AM used in conjunction with other processes.
•       Manufacturing systems design and operation: types of production, design of manufacturing systems,
operation of manufacturing systems, resource planning, lean manufacturing, supply chains and Industry
4.0.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable