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Production and ManufacturingTechnology MSK260

Introduction to Production/Manufacturing Engineering, Statistical Process Control (SPC) and statistical quality control (SQC) methods, Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma, metrology, subtractive manufacturing [CAM, CAPP, GT, CNC programming - OKUMA and MAZATROL], Additive layer manufacturing ( metal 3D printing and welding fundamentals),  Production and manufacturing assembly systems and lines, Robotics applications in manufacturing and fabrication systems.

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

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Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science

Learning outcome
After completing this course, the student should be able to learn:
  • Statistical process and quality control techniques
  • Subtractive manufacturing techniques (Lathe and Milling)
  • Computer aided manufacturing (CNC programming 'ISO and conversational', GT and CAPP, etc.)
  • Metrology (use of coordinate measuring machines CMM and other basic measurement techniques)
  • Lean manufacturing principles
  • Production and manufacturing line analysis
  • Robotics in manufacturing and fabrication systems
Introduction to Production/Manufacturing Engineering, Statistical Process Control (SPC) and statistical quality control (SQC) methods, lean manufacturing and Six Sigma, Metrology [theoretical and practical aspects of Engineering measurement using coordinate measuring machines (CMM)], subtractive manufacturing [Metal cutting Principles, Cutting Tools and Operations, Machining Economics, computer aided manufacturing (CAM) [Group Technology (GT) and computer aided process planning (CAPP)] and Computer Numerical Control (CNC): ISO programming and conversational programming (OKUMA and MAZATROL)], additive layer manufacturing (metal 3D printing and welding fundamentals),  Production and manufacturing lines and line balancing, robotics in manufacturing and fabrication systems.
Required prerequisite knowledge
MSK210 Mechanical Design, STA100 Probability and Statistics 1
Recommended prerequisites
MSK210 Mechanical Design
Basic courses of statistics & probability and machine elements.
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours A - F Basic calculator specified in general exam regulations

Coursework requirements
8 av 10 regneøvinger, 3 laboratorieøvinger, En verkstedøving
In order to take the exam: 8 out of 10 of the compulsory assignments, one integrated workshop exercise [Additive Manufacturing/metal 3D printing, CNC Lathe and Milling/subtractive manufacturing, measurements with coordinate measuring machine (CMM)] must be approved. Robotics programming class. 
Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Chandima Ratnayake Ratnayake Mudiyanselage
Course teacher: Arvind Keprate
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Jørgen Grønsund
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Emil Surnevik Kristiansen
Head of Department: Tor Henning Hemmingsen
Method of work
4 hours lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week. Compulsory assignments. 1 integrated compulsory workshop exercise [Additive Manufacturing (metal 3D printing), CNC based Subtractive Manufacturing, and CMM Measurements]. Robotics programming class. 
Open for
Mechanical Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology
Course assessment
By form and/or by discussions in class in accordance with university regulations.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Production Engineering (BIM320) 10
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