Familiarizes the student with basic mechanical concepts. The lecture presents the principles which are applied and practiced in the laboratory. Laboratory experiences include blueprint reading sketching, visualization and hand tool skills. The sketching assignments directly relate to the hand tools laboratory projects. The hand tools projects include mechanical fabrication and dissection of some common machines. One and one-half class hours, three laboratory hours.
A course which combines the basic skills needed to communicate ideas in a graphical format with the understanding and use of a 2D and 3D CAD program (AutoCAD). The student will be able to generate 3 view drawings and pictorial sketches. The student will also be able to interpret and understand fully dimensioned drawings and create their own drawings using AutoCAD software. Understanding of the basic principles of 2D and 3D CAD will be reinforced to allow the student to quickly learn additional software packages in the future. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.
Prerequisite: Some experience with mechanical drawing is desirable, since most students in this course have had one or more terms of drawing.
Operation of lathes, milling machines, drill presses, grinders, measurement and measuring instruments, utilization and capabilities of these devices in manufacturing processes. One class hour, three laboratory hours.
An introductory course in Solid Modeling using SolidWorks software. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on laboratory experiences, the student will learn the basics of solid modeling design. Projects will focus on the importance of design intent and geometric relations to maximize the efficiency of the design process. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.
Prerequisite: MET 101 or MET 111 or CIT 111 or permission from Department.
An advanced course in solid modeling techniques for both part and assembly design using SolidWorks software. The student will learn to design using multiple solid bodies and surfacing through lecture and hands on experience. Other topics covered include Animations, Sweeps, Lofts, Molding and Weldments. The student will also have an opportunity to create a prototype using a 3D printer. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.
Prerequisite: MET 121 or ENR 153 or permission from Department.
The student will be become competent in material selection and design optimization techniques necessary for today’s modern manufacturing and assembly processes.
Students will rate their own designs against manual and high speed robotic assembly techniques using state-of-the-art software tools.
Student prototypes are created using design geometry and selected materials matched to the appropriate manufacturing processes such as Injection Molding, CNC Machining, Casting and Forging. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.
Prerequisites: MTH 104 or 135 and MET 101 or ENR 153.
The student learns to apply Computer Aided Design tools to analyze the functional parameters of parts and assemblies. Student teams are required to design and analyze assemblies in a hands-on project based learning environment. Course modules include kinematic and motion analysis, tolerance analysis and functional loading analysis of parts and assemblies. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.
This course introduces the student to the nature of materials used in the design and manufacture of products and machinery. Ferrous, non-ferrous, polymers, ceramics, composites, and naturally occurring materials are all covered in this course. The emphasis is on material selection, production, and formation into final product. A companion lab gives the student the ability to get hands-on experience in understanding the structure, testing, and selection of materials. Two class hours, three laboratory hours.
Study and mathematical analysis of mechanical components including fasteners, shafts, belts, chains, gearing, brakes, clutches, and springs. Introduction to mechanical energy and power. Three class hours.
Prerequisite: MTH 140 or MTH 165 or higher, PHY 131 or higher level Physics. Co-requisite: MET 203.