Development Of A Design & Manufacturing Course

James Moller, D. Lee
1996 Annual Conference Proceedings   unpublished
A Design& Manufacturing course has been developed in which students consider and practice design and manufacturing by proceeding along a path through brainstorming, design, analysis, process planning, manufacture, product testing, and evaluation. Emphasis was placed on design in parallel with manufacture. Course content included properties measurement, analysis for design, prototype fabrication, inspection, testing, and evaluation. Laboratory sessions included creation of a product description,
more » ... roduct description, NC pattern machining, casting of dies, injection molding, inspection, and testing. Students worked both individually and in teams. They began with brainstorming and had batches of products ready for testing two weeks before semester's end. Future offerings will include more active leadership through tasks, more review of important concepts from science courses, and clearer communication of expectations.
doi:10.18260/1-2--5981 fatcat:gt2pkaum35a3pfse7l7wywlhoi