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June 14, 2015
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Development of a Product-oriented Manufacturing Processes LaboratoryPresented is the development of a Manufacturing Process Laboratory at Northern ArizonaUniversity. The course underwent a comprehensive redesign for several core reasons. Theprimary goal was to integrate a single product to be manufactured as part of all lab sessions.The product design was developed to integrate mostly machining processes that are conductedthroughout the semester. The product, a bench vise, had design criteria that were imposedprimarily a result of educational needs. These criteria included generous dimensional tolerances,constrained component dimensional sizes, use of a variety of materials, time-constrained processlimits, and use of some commercial off-the-shelf parts in the assembly. A course developmentobjective was to include as many students as possible per section due to the rapid enrollmentgrowth in Mechanical Engineering over the past five years. This objective resulted in a ‘flexiblemanufacturing’ approach to the product design, whereby some components could be processed atdifferent stations independently of the order in which the processes occurred. New equipmentintegration was also included in the laboratory development. Presented are student evaluationsof the laboratory plus design modifications implemented and/or planned after two semesters andsix sections of the laboratory offering.
Tester, J. T. (2015, June), Development of a Product-oriented Manufacturing Processes Laboratory Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23863
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