20 credits at level HE6
1. Overview of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) (10%).
Management information systems, control hierarchy, interfaces and communications.
The need for an IT strategy in manufacturing.
2. Product data and its management (20%).
CAD/CAM, BOM and the interface to manufacturing operations.
Principles of PDM, Document Management Systems, Workflow and Engineering Change Control.
3. Computer Assisted Part Programming (CAPP) (50%).
Principal features of CNC equipment.
CNC machine programming with CAM software.
Robot programming with simulation.
Role of CAM/CNC in the product introduction process.
4. Computer Aided Production Management (CAPM) (10%).
Capacity and materials planning.
5. Control and Monitoring of Operations (10%).
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
Data collection and analysis (SCADA, SFDC, inputs to SPC).
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand the elements and scope of a CAM system, the interactions between elements, and the business context of CAM.||
Describe the elements of a typical CAM system and explain the data interchanges between the elements.
Explain how a modern CAM system brings business benefits
Illustrate and explain how CAM systems support the concept of the extended enterprise
|2.||Analyse the operations of a business and identify the opportunities, costs, risks and benefits associated with applying CAM.||
Undertake a CAM feasibility study in a hypothetical or real organisation, and argue for or against the use of CAM
Formulate a CAM implementation plan.
Critically appraise the CADCAM process, highlighting difficulties encountered and proposing solutions.
|3.||Apply the CADCAM process to manufacture one or more parts having a range of features.||
Use CAD software and/or 3D scanning hardware to generate 2½D and 3D geometry for one or more parts
Use CAM software to import or create part geometry
Use CAM software to generate, verify and download NC programs for one or more of the parts modelled
Organise production of one or more parts on a CNC machine*
Use a CMM or other measuring device to compare critical features with those of the CAD source.
* Technician support will be used where appropriate for purposes of health and safety.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Case study/ technology review; CAD/CAM programming project||2-hour in-class test|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Browne, Harhen and Shivnan (1996) Production Management Systems an Integrated Perspective: Addison-Wesley
McMahon & Browne (1998) CADCAM: Principles, practices and manufacturing management: Addison-Wesley
Hitomi (1996) Manufacturing Systems Engineering: Taylor and Francis
Hannam (1997) Computer Integrated Manufacturing: from concepts to realisation: Addison-Wesley
Anon, (1999 et seq ) EdgeCAM User Manual: Truline Automation (on-line help, paper and CD)
International Journal of Production Research
Integrated Manufacturing Systems
International Journal of Manufacturing Systems
Robotics & Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
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