MEC 734 Design for Manufacturing

This course introduces the student to concepts for successful product design in consideration of manufacturing processes. Principles of concurrent engineering, design for assembly, environmentally conscious design and manufacturing and the competitive aspects of manufacturing will be studied. Methods of assessment for engineering life cycles, manufacturing systems, assembly/disassembly processes in relation to rapid product manufacturing will be examined. Numerous case studies will be reviewed. Lab work will entail individual and group design of three to four projects. Lect: 2 hrs./Lab: 2 hrs. Prerequisites: PCS 213, CMN 432, MEC 323, MTL 300, ECN 801 and MTH 510 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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