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MANU6005 - Advanced Manufacturing Tech.

Title:Advanced Manufacturing Tech.
Long Title:Advanced Manufacturing Tech.
Module Code:MANU6005
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Manufacturing Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Description: This module involves the instruction in CNC manufacturing processes, specialised welding and thermal cutting process and related studies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the principles of advanced fusion welding and thermal cutting processes.
LO2 Apply codes of practice and industry regulations and assess material weldability
LO3 Describe the principles of automated CNC manufacturing processes.
LO4 Programme and Operate CNC Machines Tools.
LO5 Create CAD/CAM programmes
LO6 Use and programme full 5-axis and 3 plus 2 machines.
Pre-requisite learning
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.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

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.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Welding Processes
Description and uses of Robotic welding,Orbital pipe welding, Electronbeam, Laser, Plasma Arc and Resistance welding processess etc.
Thermal cutting
Thermal cutting processes including, Laser Cutting, Waterjet Cutting, Profile Cutting.
Weldability of materials
The selection of a welding process, and the effect it has on it's weldability, possible defects etc. Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing.
Tool Types, Tooling Materials, Tool Holding, Speeds/Feeds, Coolant types, Coolant applications, Pressures, Filtration.
Surface Texture
Surface Patterns, Roughness, Waviness, Lay, Measurement, Values, Profilometer.
CNC Programming - 2D
Write and Simulate CNC programmes on CNC Controllers/Pc's, ISO/Heidenhain/Conversational Languages, Absolute/Incremental, Cartesian/Polar, Programme Section Repeats, Canned Cycles.
Machining Centres
Operation of CNC Machining Centres, Programme Input/Editing, Machine Initialisation, Tool Length Offset, Automatic TLO, Origin Setting, Automatic Machining modes, Part measurement probing.
CNC Mill/Turn
Operation of CNC Lathe, Machine Initialisation, Programme Input/Editing, Tool Offset Setting, Live Tooling, Origin Setting, Speeds/Feeds setting, Milling cycles, Automatic Machining.
Create drawing and 3D Solid Models, Tool selecting and Defining, Defining Tool Paths 2D, 2 1/2D & 3D, Create Part Programmes, Download/Upload programmes, Post Processor.
5-Axis Machining Centre
Part orientation using 3 plus 2 axis, Full 5-axis programming via CAD/CAM, Machining.
Plastic Injection Moulding
Setup/Operation of Injection Moulding Machine, Automatic Production.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Based on lab work 3,4,5,6 70.0 Every Second Week
Short Answer Questions Based on lab/class work 1,2 10.0 Sem End
Written Report Reports based on thermal processes demonstrated and discussed during Labs 1 20.0 Week 6
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

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 Welding related studies 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Lab Welding course work 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Precision engineering instruction 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Davies 1994, Welding Science and Technology Vols 1&2, 10th. Ed., Cambridge University Press
  • Michael Fitzpatrick 2018, Machining and CNC Technology, 4rd Edition Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 978-12598274]
  • P. T. Houldcroft, 2001, Welding and Cutting [ISBN: 1-85573-578-4]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: The Welding Institute, Cambridge.Health, safety and environment - Job Knowledge
  • Website: www.twi-global.com
  • Website: HeidenhainTNC Manual
  • Website: HeidenhainPilot
  • Website: HeidenhainBasic Programe Manual
  • Website: HeidenhainAdvanced Programme Manual
  • Website: http://www.hurco.com/en-gb/support/train ing/video-blog/default.aspx
  • Website: http://www.hurco.com/media/Manuals/MAX5- Console-Graphics-Guide.pdf
  • Website: http://www.hurco.com/media/Manuals/WinMa x_Mill_Conversational_Programming_v9.1_N ov2012.pdf
  • Website: http://www.hurco.com/media/Manuals/WinMa x_Mill_Oprtions_v9.1_Nov2012.pdf
  • Website: http://www.hurco.com/media/Manuals/Mill- Operator-User-Guide.pdf
  • Website: http://www.hurco.com/media/Manuals/Maint enance_and_Safety_CE_Manual_v453EN.pdf
  • Website: http://www.hurco.com/media/Manuals/WinMa x_Mill_Programming.pdf
  • Website: http://www.hurco.com/media/Manuals/WinMa x_Mill_NC_Programming_v9.1_Nov2012.pdf
  • Website: https://www.sandvik.coromant.com/en-gb/k nowledge
  • Website: http://help.autodesk.com/view/INVHSM/201 8/ENU/ , Autodesk
  • Website: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/p owermill/getting-started/caas/simplecont ent/content/powermill-getting-started-tu torial.html , Autodesk
  • Website: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/p owermill/getting-started/caas/CloudHelp/ cloudhelp/2018/ENU/PWRM-ReferenceHelp/fi les/GUID-2180E2E9-3DEE-4467-AB16-EA83B0E 3E322-htm.html
  • Website: http://content.heidenhain.de/doku/tnc_gu ide/html/en/index/1242135142456/12421351 42489/1242135142489.html
  • Website: https://www.industry.usa.siemens.com/dri ves/us/en/cnc/resource-library/Documents /User-Guide-SINUMERIK-Operate.pdf
  • Website: http://dl.mitsubishielectric.com/dl/fa/d ocument/manual/cnc/ib1500042/ib1500042g. pdf

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EBIME_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMANF_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering 3 Elective
CR_EBIME_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Elective

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