Advanced Manufacturing / Composites Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

ADMFG 111 : Introduction to Computer Aided Design

This course is intended to familiarize students with drafting and technical drawings for use in industry with an emphasis in advanced manufacturing. Students will learn to determine the types of technical drawings used by different disciplines, the use of drafting standards, 2D and 3D design work while using SolidWORKS software. Students will also learn how design can affect manufacturing.

Credits

5

ADMFG 121 : CNC Operations

This course is intended to provide students with the skills required to complete basic CNC machine set-ups and operations. Students will learn to use CNC set-up sheets, precision measuring tools, and working drawings and prints to verify parts. Students will also use G-Code to program CNC machines and become familiar with the use of canned cycles and parametric Macros to increase programming efficiency and speed. Basic fixture design will be discussed.

Credits

5

ADMFG 140 : Introduction to CNC

This course is an introductory overview of the use of CNC in manufacturing. It covers basic shop safety, CNC operations, CNC programming, and quality assurance.

Credits

3

ADMFG 141 : Introduction to CNC Programming

This course introduces students to programming related to the operation of CNC (computer numerically controlled) equipment. Students will learn to plan programs, verify programs, prepare commands, control spindle and feed rates, and tool functions.

Credits

3

ADMFG 142 : Advanced CNC Programming

Students will learn advanced CNC programming techniques such as programming with canned cycles, use sub programs, troubleshoot programming problems and use parametric macro programming and features.

Credits

3

ADMFG 143 : Advanced Materials Machining

This course includes advanced CNC programming and machining techniques. Students will learn fixturing, cutting and tooling options for difficult to cut materials and challenging part geometries. Emphasis on cycle time reduction methods.

Credits

3

COMP 215 : Advanced Composites Technology I

This course is a combination of classroom and laboratory experience. Introduction will include a brief history of composites. Emphasis will be placed on composite terminology, adherence to laboratory safety rules, and strict conformance to directions. While this course is intended to form the foundation for advanced composite courses, it will have direct ties to industry required skills.

Credits

11

COMP 216 : Advanced Composites Technology II

This course is a combination of classroom and laboratory experience. It builds on the skills learned in COMP 215. Advanced terminology will be included in a course long project that will demonstrate industry work environment and quality standards.

Credits

11

COMP 217 : Advanced Composites Technology III

This course is a combination of classroom and laboratory experience. Introduction will include a brief history of composites. Emphasis will be on composite terminology, adherence to laboratory safety rule, and strict conformance to directions. While this course is intended to form the foundation for advanced composite courses, it will have direct ties to industry- required skills.

Credits

11

COMP 220 : Introduction to Composites Recycling

Learn about reclamation and recycling of advanced composite materials including terminology, composite materials, thermoplastics and thermoset, and the challenges involved in recycling composites life cycle—from raw material manufacturing to product end-of-life. Students will view case studies and have complementary lab time, in order to explore hands-on reclamation and recycling opportunities.

Credits

5