June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
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INTEGRATION OF MANUFACTURING INTO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION CURRICULARobert MottUniversity of DaytonDayton, OhioRonald BennettUniversity of St. ThomasSt. Paul, MinnesotaMark StrattonSociety of ManufacturingEngineersDearborn, MichiganScott DanielsonArizona State University-Polytechnic CampusMesa, ArizonaABSTRACTThis paper focuses on enhancing the integration of manufacturing principles and concepts withincurricula in mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering technology education programs.The field of manufacturing engineering covers the broad spectrum of topics derived from thedefinition from the ABET Manufacturing Engineering program criteria: Manufacturing requiresthat a modification of the shape, form, or properties of a material that takes place in a way thatadds value. The ASME’s Vision 2030 surveys of industry engineering supervisors and earlycareer mechanical engineers have illustrated that the curricula of mechanical engineering andrelated programs have an urgent need to enhance students’ comprehension of ‘how things aremade and work,’ e.g., the knowledge and skills needed to design and efficiently produce productsvia high-performance systems. This session is designed to be primarily a dialog among theparticipants and the presenters, focusing on a model for the manufacturing field called The FourPillars of Manufacturing Knowledge, developed by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers(SME 2011), and how it relates to mechanical engineering education. Broader issues andresources related to enhancing manufacturing education are also presented.
Mott, R. L., & Bennett, R. J., & Stratton, M. J., & Danielson, S. (2014, June), Integration of Manufacturing into Mechanical Engineering Education Curricula Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20680
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