MECT07009 2013 Advanced Manufacturing Technology

General Details

Full Title
Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Transcript Title
Advanced Manufact Technology
Code
MECT07009
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MECT - Mechatronics
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Donal Lyons
Description

The aim of this module is to educate candidates regarding the benefits, challenges, opportunities, and strategies associated with the implementation of automation technologies and modern production systems in contemporary manufacturing environments.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Describe various production environments and contemporary automated manufacturing systems.

2.

Calculate performance measures for discrete-item and flow-line manufacturing.

3.

Identify the role of manual assembly lines in modern production systems and apply algorithms to solve line balancing problems.

4.

Identify the features, factors favouring selection, and benefits of various configurations of automated flow lines.

5.

Describe the philosophy and benefits of cellular manufacturing and the steps towards implementation.

6.

Describe the types, typical features, and common applications of manual and automated material transport systems.

7.

Identify and describe conventional and automated storage systems and determine performance measures.

Module Assessment Strategies

The Marks Allocation for this module is as follows:

Final Examination - 80%

Continuous Assessment - 20%

Indicative Syllabus

Manufacturing Operations

Job shop, batch and mass production environments; impact of product variety on manufacturing system; types of plant layout; fixed, programmable, flexible automation; computer-integrated manufacturing; reasons for automating.

Performance Measures

Production rate, capacity, utilisation, availability, manufacturing lead time.

Assembly Lines

Manual work transport; continuous, synchronous and asynchronous mechanised systems; single, batch and mixed model lines; types of assembly systems; design for assembly; line balancing algorithms.

Automated Production Systems

Transfer lines; in-line and rotary configurations; workpart transfer mechanisms; storage buffers; control functions.

Cellular Manufacturing

Group technology; appropriate conditions; part families; production flow analysis; composite part concept; types of machine cells; cellular layouts; arranging machines in a GT cell.

Automated Materials Handling

Powered and non-powered equipment; types and applications of automated guided vehicle systems; vehicle guidance technology; operations and features of conveyor systems.

Automated Storage Systems

Measures of storage system performance; storage location strategies; conventional storage equipment; automated storage/retrieval systems; carousel storage systems; throughput analysis.

Note: Engagement with Industry

As part of this module there will be visits to Manufacturing Industries employing significant levels of automation.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
20 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
80 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment / Written Report Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 80 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Title

Authors

Publishers

Year

Manufacturing Engineering and Technology

S Kalpakjian,

S Schmid

 

Pearson

2010

Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing

Mikell P. Groover

Prentice-Hall

2007

 

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None