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MECH7007 - Manufacturing Technology

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Title:Manufacturing Technology
Long Title:Manufacturing Technology
Module Code:MECH7007
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: JIM CALVEY
Module Description: This module provides the learner with an understanding of volume manufacturing and machining processes including force calculation, finishing methods and measurement/inspection techniques.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Calculate the forces involved in machining and forming processes.
LO2 Select an apporpriate process to produce required surface finishes
LO3 Determine methods to inspect precision machined engineering components
LO4 Identify suitable plastic materials and processing methods for parts made from plastic
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Material Removal Processes
Theory of Metal Machining, Theory of chip formation, Merchant theory, Tool life, tool materials and tool geometry, Cutting fluids, economics of cutting, machinability, Broaching: process, broach design
Finishing Processes
Centreless grinding: through-feed, in-feed, end-feed, Lapping, Honing
Forming and Shaping processes
Forging, rolling, bending, shearing, metal drawing, sheet-metal working, casting,
Thread production and measurement
Gauge measurement, 3-wire method, optical projection.
Gear production and measurement
Type of gears, methods of manufacture, gear measurement
Plastic processing
Materials, processing methods, mould design, component design.
Laboratory programme
Gear manufacture, gear measurement, thread manufacture, thread measurement, plastic processing, machining force measurement.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory reports 1,2,3,4 30.0 Every Second Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Laboratory 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Laboratory 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Mikell P. Groover 2010, Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing, Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 978-0470-467008]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Serope Kalpakjian, Steven R. Schmid 2008, Manufacturing processes for engineering materials, Pearson Education [ISBN: 978-0132272711]
  • James F. Shackelford 2009, Introduction to materials science for engineers, Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0136012604]
  • R. J. Crawford 2004, Plastics engineering, Butterworth-Heinemann [ISBN: 0-7506-3764-1]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EBIOM_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 3 Elective
CR_EMANF_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering 6 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 6 Mandatory
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 5 Group Elective 1

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