Utilize industry accepted methods for the design and development of customer focused products. Emphasis is placed on team building and the application of industry practices for the efficient and cost effective design, development and production of products. The learner will incorporate design considerations for specific manufacturing processes into product design. Current industry methods of product design and re-engineering will be used to complete product design projects.
Expands basic knowledge and skill development of mechanical drawing. Emphasis is placed on fits and tolerances, geometric and positional dimensioning and tolerancing, assembly and detail drawings and parts lists.
Develops an in-depth understanding of production systems control and planning. The learner will acquire the skills necessary for the design and creation of engineering drawings of production tools and workholder devices such as jigs and fixtures.
Emphasizes horsepower, torque and speed regarding machine design requirements. The learner will be capable of proper selection of commercially available power transmission chain and belt drives, coupling, clutches, brakes and gear reducers, bearings, as well as the selection of electric motors.
Provides the learner with a significant off-campus experiential learning opportunity to make connections between the theory and practice of academic study and the practical application of that study in a professional work environment. Gain relevant engineering experience and professional connections.
Examines how forces affect machine members and structural elements. The learner will calculate stress and strain, analyze connections and evaluate beams and columns. The learner will use these calculations to determine if a given design will perform or fail.
Incorporates the concepts learned in Statics and applies them to 3-dimensional applications. The learner will master the basic concepts of fatigue strength, the use of stress concentration factors, de-rating factors and factors of safety in order to compare design loads to material properties of objects in their actual working environment. The learner will understand all aspects of shaft design and will be able to properly account for all considerations when designing these common machine components.
Introduces the 3-dimensional modeling software Inventor to create solid part models, sheet metal and assemblies. The learner will create parts and assemblies as well as related 2D working drawings, bills of materials and animations. Learners will practice their skills on a variety of projects with various levels of difficulty.
Analyzes existing mechanisms and their motion characteristics with application to the design of machines. Four bar linkages, slider cranks, cams, gears and other typical mechanisms are examined. The effects that displacement, velocity and acceleration have on mechanisms will be studied.
Examines precision measurement tools and explores material removal processes, testing techniques and finishing methods as well as rapid prototyping and 3D printing. The learner will consider how these processes influence design decisions and influence part and product design.
Introduces the learner to intermediate SolidWorks commands to produce 3- dimensional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will utilize and practice their existing beginner level commands and skills while mastering intermediate level skills with an emphasis on mechanical engineering drafting and design. Upon completion the Learner will have an opportunity to take the SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam (CSWA) to obtain a highly recognized credential known worldwide.
Explores the fundamentals of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (ASME Y14.5-2009). Dimensioning and tolerancing terms, definitions and concept basics are covered to provide you with the understanding required to begin applying GD & T to mechanical drawings and design, along with incorporating this foundation into part inspection.
Explores use of computer software, especially spreadsheets, to perform engineering and design calculations learned in the prerequisite courses. The learner will use software applications currently being used in the engineering field and explore the interaction between various calculation and spreadsheet software and CAD applications.
Introduces the learner to basic SolidWorks commands to produce 3-dimentsional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will master beginner level commands and have a thorough understanding of the basic operation of the software.
Applies intermediate to advanced AutoCAD functions and shortcuts, expanding knowledge from Technical Drafting / CAD. Explores the 3D modeling functions in AutoCAD. Applies these skills to create auxiliary views, section views and complex assemblies. The learner will create a variety of working drawings using the mechanical drawing skills obtained in the prerequisite courses and the AutoCAD software to increase skills and efficiency.
Develop a thorough understanding of the statics and mechanics principles that are of paramount importance for learners in the engineering and technical programs. Mechanics is the branch of physical science that deals with state of rest or motion under the action of forces. Mechanics is the foundation for most engineering sciences and an indispensable prerequisite to most engineering or technical courses. In this course, you will develop a thorough understanding of the statics and mechanics principles that are of paramount importance for students in the engineering and technical programs. You will then apply these mechanics principles in various assignments and projects.
Examines manufacturing processes, raw materials and their properties before and after processing. The learner will take an in-depth look at the various materials and processes considered "hot-working" manufacturing processes - primarily casting, forging, stamping, powder metal and welding.