Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Missions and Outcomes

Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree

Manufacturing Design and Rapid Prototyping certificate

Advanced Manufacturing Machining certificate

Manufacturing Automation and Quality certificate

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Mission

Modern advanced manufacturing has been revolutionized by the use of computers for design, machining and automation.

Today the design of almost all products and components is accomplished with the use computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs. The manufacturing process utilizes computer to control all aspects of subtractive and additive manufacturing (3D printing). Computer numerical control (CNC) machining is at the heart of advanced manufacturing and the production of complex components accurately and efficiently. Advanced manufacturing also uses computers to control the supply of materials, the inspection and distribution of finished products.

This program has been designed to provide the student with extensive hands-on laboratory experience while addressing three possible advanced manufacturing tracks, design and rapid prototyping, advanced machining skills, and automation and quality. The degree can be approached from three possible certificates or directly as a degree path.

Outcomes

  1. Analyze technical problems, propose solutions and document with written and oral reports.
  2. Employ technology for communications, data collection, analysis, simulation and control.
  3. Use Basic Project management skills, project team work and ethical behavior.
  4. Machine a variety materials using a conversational and CNC lathe, milling machine and grinder.
  5. Use the basic manufacturing methods, measurements, automation and quality control.
  6. Code PLCs and micro controllers for networking and system control applications.
  7. Apply engineering design and project management principles.
  8. Use CAD/CAM and apply it to engineering graphics and mechanical design.
  9. Apply the basics of engineering materials, structures and to mechanical design.
  10. Read blueprints, perform component measurements and utilize the Machinery's Handbook.
  11. G-code program, setup CNC machines, select appropriate tooling and fixtures.
  12. Apply subtractive and additive (3D-printing) manufacturing for rapid prototyping.

Manufacturing Design and Rapid Prototyping

Mission

Modern advanced manufacturing has been revolutionized by the use of computers for design, machining and automation.

Today the design of almost all products and components is accomplished with the use computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs. The manufacturing process utilizes computer to control all aspects of subtractive and additive manufacturing (3D printing). Computer numerical control (CNC) machining is at the heart of advanced manufacturing and the production of complex components accurately and efficiently. Advanced manufacturing also uses computers to control the supply of materials, the inspection and distribution of finished products.

Outcomes

  1. Analyze technical problems, propose solutions and document with written and oral reports
  2. Model three dimensional products and components using SolidWorks and AutoCAD (CAD software)
  3. Use the basic manufacturing methods for the design and documentation of components
  4. Use the Machinery's Handbook as source of manufacturing information
  5. Read and apply blueprint information for manufacturing
  6. Apply the basics of engineering materials, structures and to mechanical design
  7. Apply the processes of subtractive and additive (3D-printing) manufacturing for rapid prototyping

Advanced Manufacturing Machining

Mission

Modern manufacturing has been revolutionized by the use of computer numerical control (CNC) machining. In modern CNC systems, end-to-end component design is highly automated using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs. For manufacturers to be competitive they need workers skilled in CNC operations and program design. Growing in use is 3D-design and 3D-printing to support rapid prototyping of designs. Many employment opportunities will be available to students that have all the skills and knowledge associated with CNC and rapid prototyping technology. The program has been designed to provide the student with extensive hands-on laboratory experience, utilizing a recently renovated laboratory. This experience will maximize the skills advocated by a manufacturing advisory board. The certificated is the first of a two-certificate sequence for developing CNC related skills and knowledge.

Outcomes

  1. Analyze technical problems, propose solutions and document with written and oral reports
  2. Read and apply blueprints information for manufacturing
  3. Machine a variety of materials using a conversational and CNC lathe, milling machine and grinder
  4. G-code program and utilize automated software programs (MasterCam) for CNC machines
  5. Apply G-code programs to CNC lathes and mills (3 and 4 axis)
  6. Determine machining tooling, fixtures, speeds and feeds
  7. Use the Machinery's Handbook as source of manufacturing information
  8. Apply the basics of engineering materials and structures and to mechanical designs

Manufacturing Automation and Quality

Mission

Modern manufacturing has been revolutionized by the use of computer numerical control (CNC) machining. In modern CNC systems, end-to-end component design is highly automated using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs. For manufacturers to be competitive they need workers skilled in CNC operations and program design. Growing in use is 3D-design and 3D-printing to support rapid prototyping of designs. Many employment opportunities will be available to students that have all the skills and knowledge associated with CNC and rapid prototyping technology. The program has been designed to provide the student with extensive hands-on laboratory experience, utilizing a recently renovated laboratory. This experience will maximize the skills advocated by a manufacturing advisory board. The certificated is the first of a two-certificate sequence for developing CNC related skills and knowledge.

Outcomes

  1. Analyze technical problems, propose solutions and document with written and oral reports
  2. Employ technology for communications, data collection, analysis, simulation and control
  3. Use basic project management skills, project team work and ethical behavior
  4. Use, analyze and troubleshoot basics of electrical and mechanical system components
  5. Use the basic manufacturing methods, measurements, automation and quality control
  6. Code PLCs and micro controllers for networking and system control applications
  7. Apply engineering design and project management LEAN principles
  8. Read blueprints, perform component measurements and utilize the Machinery's Handbook
  9. Perform precision measurements on manufactured components

Contact Information

Dr. Philip Miller
Chairperson/Professor
Knight Campus
Room 2186
Tel: 401-825-2064
pmiller@ccri.edu

Paula Arruda
Administrative Asst.
Knight Campus
Room 2232
Tel: 401-825-2156
parruda1@ccri.edu 

Kevin Crawford
Department Web Content Manager
Knight Campus
Room 2126
Tel: 401-825-1149
kcrawford@ccri.edu

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Last Updated: 2/20/17