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ME20026: Manufacturing operations and technology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 40%, EX 60%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 40%)
  • Exam (EX 60%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ME20026 Re-Assessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is not normally available to visiting/exchange students.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To Introduce the student to manufacturing operations and technology.
To provide an understanding of mechanics of manufacturing processes.
To increase the student knowledge and appreciation of various technologies including metal and plastic forming, machining and joining.
To gain understanding of how manufacturing systems are designed, operated and controlled.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit the student will be able to:
* Describe material yielding and its application in material shaping.
* Calculate forces acting on cutting tools and select optimum operating conditions for machining operations.
* Define the characteristics of various manufacturing operations.
* Design a manufacturing system for the assembly of products.
* Analyse the flow of work through a production system and describe the various methods for controlling this flow.
* Select appropriate quality control for a production system.
* Explain the requirement and role of other functions needed to manage manufacturing.

Skills:
Problem solving; working independently and in groups.

Content:
Syllabus: Introduction and overview of manufacturing operations and technology; Metal Casting; Plastic deformation and idealised stress-strain curves. Metal Rolling and forging; Yield Criteria and plastic work; Sheet metal forming; Machining; Force analysis in metal cutting and tool life. Cutting Force measurements and tool failure. Process and Assembly planning. Process choice, assembly line balancing. Production control. Capacity Planning, Order Acceptance, Release and Control, Push and Pull systems, MRP, JIT and Stock Control. Quality of conformance, quality costs, Inspection, SQC. Cost and financial Control. Maintenance, Sales and Marketing, Supply Chains. Assembly system design; Project control.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME20026 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)

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