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Advanced Manufacturing

                     Instructor:  Ryan McAtee 
                                        Mr. McAtee
Advanced Manufacturing I:  None
Advanced Manufacturing II:  Advanced Manufacturing I
Course Description:

Advanced Manufacturing I, is a course that includes classroom and laboratory experiences in two broad areas: Industrial Technology/Software Controls and Manufacturing Trends. Industrial Technology and Software Controls covers wiring and schematic diagrams used to design, install, and repair electrical/electronic equipment such as wireless communication devices, and programmable controllers. Course content will include basic theories of electricity, electronics, digital technology, and basic circuit analysis. Activities include experiences in: soldering; use of an oscilloscope, meters, signal generators and tracers; bread boarding; circuit simulation software; and troubleshooting. Understanding and using the underlying scientific principles related to electricity, electronics, circuits, sine waves, and Ohm’s Law are integral to this course. Manufacturing Trends covers basic concepts in manufacturing operations and plant floor layout in the production environment. Applications of Computer Numerical Control (CNC), and lathe and turning operations are developed as a foundation for machining operations. Coordinate system concepts are introduced as relevant to machining processes, as well as fluid and mechanical power, welding, and lean manufacturing. Fluid power concepts will include hydraulic components and circuits, laws and principles, fluid power controllers, and the construction of systems. In the mechanical power portion of the course, students will learn about machine specifications, basic forces, friction, simple machines, motors, and motor controls. Students will also be introduced to lean manufacturing where they will study concepts including: lean goals, product quality, eliminating waste, cost effectiveness, lean concepts, resource planning, continuous improvement, and the various advantages of lean manufacturing. This course includes MSSC concepts required to earn MSSC certification.  Dual credit is offered with acceptable level placement scores. (3 credit, 2 semester course)


Advanced Manufacturing II introduces basic blueprint reading, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operation and the skills commonly used in the manufacturing industry. Areas of study will include: interpretation of drawing dimensions and notes to ANSI standards for machining including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GDT), welding, fabrication applications and inspection techniques. Students will be able to use Computer Aided Design software (CAD) to create 3D models and working drawings. Skills in the setup and operation of a CNC mill and lathe will also be acquired using multiple machine tool controllers. Other more general topics will include coordinate systems, dimensioning, line precedence, multi-view drawings, safe dress, tool paths, speed and feed calculations, and tool selection. The course also introduces robotics, automation, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology (CIMT). Common types of factory automation will be identified. The course will focus on three main types of manufacturing automation including:  Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Computer Numerically Controlled Machines (CNC), and Robotics. Topics cover robotic principles including basic theory, robot safety, robotic classifications, applications, socioeconomic impact, work cell design, robot programming (Pendant and Software Language), and sensor and actuator interfacing. Students will be required to design, program and troubleshoot computer controlled machine logic and production processes in a project oriented learning environment.  Dual credit is offered with acceptable level placement scores. (3 credit, 2 semester course)



Certifications Available:
Manufacturing Skills Standards Certification (MSSC)
Dual Credit:
Advanced Manufacturing I:  Ivy Tech Dual Credit Equivalent:  MPRO 100: Intro to Plan Floor and CNC Principles, 3 cr; MPRO 106: Introduction to the Workplace and Safety, 3 cr. 
Advanced Manufacturing II:  Ivy Tech Dual Credit Equivalent:  MPRO 102: Introduction to Print Reading, 3 cr; MPRO 122: Mechatronics Electrical Systems, 3 cr; MPRO 201: Lean Manufacturing, 3 cr.
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