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ME20026: Manufacturing operations and technology

[Page last updated: 20 April 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Period:
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Supplementary Assessment:
ME20026 Reassessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites:
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.

Programme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2021

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)

Notes:

  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2021/22.
  • Programmes and units are subject to change in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
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