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Course Descriptions

TAM 153 - Mechanical Design and Prototyping

4 Credits

An introduction to solid modeling, computer aided manufacturing, the engineering design process, and machine shop operations. Students will use SolidWorks software to design parts and assemblies. CamWorks software will be used to create tool paths for common 2.5 axis milling operations. Prototyping will be done using manual and CNC mills, lathes, and a 3D printer. Parametric modeling techniques that preserve design intent with dimensioning, geometric relations, external references, equations, and design tables will be emphasized. A design-build project will require students to build a working prototype to the instructor's specifications and then implement a redesign of it. Students will document their design process in both written and oral reports.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the relationship between the concept of design intent in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and engineering function and manufacturability.
2. Apply the concept of design intent in CAD.
3. Create a solution to an engineering problem.
4. Implement a solution to an engineering problem.
5. Operate machine tools to assemble a project.
6. Troubleshoot a problem in the assembly of a project using basic machine tools.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023