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2023-2024 Catalog
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TDSN 285 - Integrated Design for Manufacturing

3 Credit: (1 lecture, 3 open-lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours: [Pre- or co-requisite: TDSN 135 ]

Upon completion of this course, students will understand the basics of industrial design including materials, processes, quality, financial, and environmental variables. Students will complete a project incorporating contemporary design and fabrication strategies allowing them to understand how all these aspects interact in the big picture.
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Explain the role of Technical Design in process selection.

  1. Explain the basic manufacturing processes.
  2. Describe the difference between low and high-volume production.
  3. Define process capability and tolerance stack-up.

Goal 2:  Explain the proper use of material selection in Technical Design.

  1. Identify product design parameters for sheet metal products.
  2. Identify product design parameters for molding polymers and composites.
  3. Identify product design parameters for casted products. 
  4. Identify product design parameters for wood products.

Goal 3:  Understand the financial aspects of the manufacturing process.

  1. Calculate Return on Investment (ROI).
  2. Explain the process of “make vs. buy” in production. 
  3. Explain the different financial approaches to Low-volume and High-volume production.

Goal 4:  Understand the role of quality in Technical Design.

  1. Summarize the Design Clause of a Quality Management Systems (QMS).
  2. Identify critical dimensions for process capability.
  3. Interpret Attribute & Variable charts ( X Bar & R charts, P charts, NP charts, C charts, and U charts).
  4. Utilize data to maintain and improve processes and design.

Goal 5:  Explain the impact that Technical Design has on the environment.

  1. Summarize the role of a Environmental Management Systems (EMS). 
  2. Explain how being environmentally sound can increase profits.

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