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The Development Of A Computer Aided Process Planning Tool For Electronics Manufacturing Education

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

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June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



Conference Session

New Approaches in Engineering Curriculum

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8.1118.1 - 8.1118.11



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Serdar Tumkor

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Russell P. Kraft

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Ismail Fidan

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Session XXXX

The Development of A Computer-Aided Process Planning Tool for Electronics Manufacturing Education

Ismail Fidan1, Serdar Tumkor2, Russell P. Kraft 3 1 Department of Manufacturing & Industrial Technology, College of Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN 38505-USA/ 2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul 80191-TURKEY/ 3Center for Integrated Electronics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180-USA


In the 21st century, the rapidly evolving technological developments make educators constantly reassess the content of engineering curricula in the context of emerging fields. Therefore it is a must to create, apply, and evaluate innovative educational techniques and methods for the incorporation of these novel subjects into the engineering disciplines without compromising the cultivation of the traditional skills. In this case, Internet is rapidly being adopted in engineering education as a tool for enhancing the educational experience of students residing on campus as well as to expand the reach of unique programs beyond the local campus.

In the last few years, increasing product complexity, decreasing component size, and using double sided boards have made Electronics Manufacturing (EM) assembly lines more difficult and the economic troubleshooting of EM defects is one of the main problems facing all manufacturers. Dispensing, placement and reflow steps have been relatively improved with fully automated, accurate assembly machines and the use of robots. Although the authors have made significant improvements, it has been shown that the outcomes of the automated line have not produced a high enough level of the reliable yield percentage yet.

“Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education”

Tumkor, S., & Kraft, R. P., & Fidan, I. (2003, June), The Development Of A Computer Aided Process Planning Tool For Electronics Manufacturing Education Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--12191

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