This course emphasizes the materials and processes used in manufacturing. Fundamentals include the properties, structure and nature of materials for manufactured goods, such as ferrous and nonferrous metals and alloys, plastics, composites and ceramics, and the selection of materials for various functions. Topics include casting and form casting processes, mold castings, forming, forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing, machining and machining operations, cutting tool technology, computerized numerical control (CNC) machining centers are also covered, abrasive machining. Additional assembly and joining processes include integrated electronic circuits, gas flame, arc, resistance, welding, brazing and soldering, adhesive bonding, and surface treatment and finishing. Manufacturing production and process, product planning and control, product line, manufacturing engineering, quality control are integrated throughout the course.

Skill Level: Beginner