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Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)

MET 358 Process Design Engineering (3) Introduction to process design for production applications from job shop to world-class manufacturing environments.

MET 358 Process Design Engineering (3)

Process design engineering includes the theory and application of principles and practices for economical tool design. Students will learn and demonstrate the use of basic engineering metrology tools. Students will learn and apply the principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing to datum systems. Students will learn the elements of process design for a variety of manufacturing processes currently used in industry with a focus on material removal methods including computer numerical control machining. Students will learn the fundamentals of process specification, planning, and fixture design for high-volume material removal operations. Students will participate in a team project to design and build a production machining fixture. The project teams will document and present their designs.

This course is the second of a three-course sequence with a focus on manufacturing. The first two courses, Introduction to Manufacturing Processes and Process Design Engineering, are required in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Penn State Capital College. The third course, Manufacturing Engineering, is a senior-level technical elective. The course in this proposal will be offered every spring semester with a projected enrollment of 30. All lab work will be done in the Engineering Lab Building.

Students are evaluated based on their individual performance as well as their participation as a team member. Evaluation opportunities are both lecture and lab-related. There are two exams and a couple of short projects that each student will complete. Student teams will conduct a machining experiment, which each student will analyze in a formal lab report. Project teams will document their fixture designs with drawings and supporting descriptions. Also, each team will prepare a formal presentation showcasing their fixtures and present it to the class.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: IET 321 orIET 215 andIET 216

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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