MECH 1643 - Manufacturing Processes, 3 Credits
The basic equipment, processes and services required to produce a product are studied. This course is designed to give the student the knowledge and vocabulary to generally comprehend the complex and inter-related design and manufacturing functions that must be accomplished to produce the end product. The equipment covered in this course includes: lathes, grinders, milling machines, planers, shapers, band saws, drill presses, welders, etc. The processes covered include the making of iron and steel, casting, plastics production, hot and cold forming, machining, fastening, non-traditional machining, grinding, etc. The services covered include safety, planning, quality control, and as time permits, an introduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing.