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MAE (Mechanical & Aerospace Engr)
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Dual-Level Course
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Cross-listed Course
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Advanced Precision Manufacturing for Products, Systems and Processes
Precision Manufacturing System
College of Engineering
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr (14MAE)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
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Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
MAE 589-004, 589-601Fall, 201340
MAE 589-004, 589-602Fall, 201433
MAE 589-653, as pre-recorded lectures for EOLSummer I, 201519
MAE 589-603, as pre-recorded lectures for EOLFall, 2016 17
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)
Hybrid (Online/Face to Face)
Online (Internet)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.00
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Juei-Feng Tu
Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture3030NoSingle section with 30 on campus students each semester
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC3030NoSingle section with 30 EOL students each semester
Prerequisite: MAE 496 or MAE 415 or equivalent or instructor permission
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This is a graduate level course designed for graduate students and undergraduate seniors. This course examines precision issues for products, manufacturing machines, processes, and instruments. Modern manufacturing technologies are distinct in their multifarious nature in product sizes, materials, energy forms, theories, and information types; however, the key to their success relies on the management of precision. This course discusses issues critical to both existing precision manufacturing and future sub-micron/nano technology. Important topics include fundamental mechanical accuracies; manufacturing systems and processes; geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; process planning, tolerance charts, and statistical process control; principles of accuracy, repeatability, and resolution; error assessment and calibration; error budget; reversal principles; joint design and stiffness consideration; precision sensing and control; precision laser material processing.

Currently, there is a related graduate level course, MAE 545 Metrology for Precision Manufacturing, taught by Prof. Tom Dow, within Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, which emphasizes metrology and instrumentation. This proposed course was designed in coordination with Prof. Dow to keep the overlaps between these two courses minimal when it was first offered in 2013.  In fact, the overlapping parts are covered in the first two lectures, which are limited to fundamental mechanical accuracy. Because Precision Manufacturing is a diverse area, students benefit from this new course to cover different aspects of precision manufacturing, related to tolerancing, gauging, and statistical process control; principles of accuracy, repeatability, and resolution; error assessment and calibration; joint design and stiffness consideration; precision sensing and control; precision laser material processing at Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and School of Engineering at NCSU. This course is also suitable as an elective for aspiring seniors who are interested in careers in manufacturing industry.  The advance of manufacturing critically depends on the management of precision and the University will be able to help advancing manufacturing technologies by offering broader coverage of precision manufacturing to students.  


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
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Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

NCSU has recommended minimum specifications for computers used for classes. Depending on your computer needs, we recommend your computer meet or exceed the following minimum specifications below.
PCs must have an Intel-compatible 800 MHz processor, 256MB RAM, 8GB hard drive with 1GB free space available, 256 Color Display, CD-ROM drive, 800x600 (min.) video adapter, sound card, and speakers. The operating system should be Windows 2000 or XP. RealOne Player Basic (available free online) and high speed Internet connection such as cable, DSL, T1 or LAN will be required for EOL courses.
Mac users must have a G3 processor with firewire and USB factory built-in, 256MB RAM, 10GB with 1GB free space available, 256 Color Display, CD-ROM drive, 800x600 (min) video adapter, sound card, and speakers. The operating system must be Mac OS X "Panther" 10.3 (minimum) along with the above RealOne and Internet specifications above.
For more detailed information on computer specifications and recommendations, please refer to our website at: http://engineeringonline.ncsu.edu/currentstudents/computeraccess.htm

The goals of this course are to provide students in-depth knowledge related to precision manufacturing by focusing on the precision aspects of products, machines, processes, and process management.  This focus on precision also provides a coherent treatment to unify products, machines, processes, and process management as one close-knit field.  As a result, students, after completing this course, will have a systematic view of modern manufacturing and the skills to address the precision related problems for advancing productivity and quality.  


Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, the students will be able to:


  • Apply basic principles related to fundamental mechanical accuracy.

  • Interpret critical errors in precision of products, machines, and processes

  • Interpret geometric dimensioning and tolerancing in mechanical drawings

  • Identify key components which constitute a precision machine tool

  • Conduct error budget analysis with correct mathematical treatments

  • Analyze data to maintain product quality

  • Calibrate machines with correct precision principles

  • Identify technologies critical to next-generation precision designs based on literature reviews and actual test data.

  • Apply laser material processing for manufacturing

  • Read and comprehend journal papers related to precision manufacturing

  • Relate the course materials to daily experience of living, in particular those related to precision performance, such as vehicle alignment, wood work, etc.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes55 to 10 quizzes throughout the semester
Test25Mid-term
Final Exam30Final exam
Readings assignments5Journal papers related to precision manufacturing
Written Assignment158 homework assignments
Major Paper20Final report on a special topic which requires students to conduct precision analysis and design.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Course Syllabus and Policies; Introduction: 3 hours
Needs for Precision; Fundamentals of Mechanical Accuracy
Manufacturing Processes and Machines3 hoursOverview of manufacturing processes, such turning, milling, and grinding, as well machine tools such as lathe, milling machine, etc. Orthogonal cutting model, theory and practical considerations.
Process Planning and Statistical Process Control6 hoursFocus on the designs of a sequence of machining processes to reach the final dimension and statistical control charts to each machining process.
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing9 hoursDetailed discussion on ANSI GD&T Standards, size and geometric tolerance specifications, and CAD/CAM consideration for part precision requirements
Feature Measurement and Inspection3 hoursFunctional gage design, including go/no-go gages, instruments for roundness, flatness, concentricity, etc.
Assessment of Precision Machine Tool Errors 6 hoursHomogeneous Transformation Matrix, error budget
reversal principles, calibration principles, axes of rotations, mapping geometric and thermal errors in machine tools.
Force Flow Analysis and Structure Design3 hoursJoint and Fixture Design, Kinematic Coupling Design
Machine Tool Spindle and Tool Holder Design6 hoursMajor design consideration of high speed spindles and tool holders. Vibration and spindle stiffness are discussed.
Precision laser material processing 6 hoursDiscuss lasing principle, energy coupling, plasma, melting, evaporation, and precision optics for laser material processing.
Modern gadget manufacturing3 hoursDiscuss the precision requirement and miniaturization of modern gadget manufacturing.
I did upload the syllabus the first when I submitted this form. For some reasons, it was not attached. I am doing it again.

mlnosbis 2/15/2017: See justification for explanation of overlapping courses.
1) The information on the syllabus must match what is listed on the CIM Form. See prerequisites and student evaluation methods for an example where they do not match.
2) Syllabus needs attention. See these items from the Graduate Syllabus Checklist (additional attachment)
-1- office hours
-3- learning outcomes should be measurable, do not use "understand." See attachment.
-4- cost of textbooks
-6- course structure
-10- grade determination; include the grading scale so students can see what constitutes the different letter grades
-11- late assignments
-12- attendance policy
-13- disabilities statement
-14- NC States PRR statement

pjharrie 3/2/17: In addition to the concerns outlined above, the objectives read more like a continuation of the justification rather than statements about what the learning objectives for the course are.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
- I do not see that the students will be using machines, therefore, no state of risk is needed, I have no edits for this course.
- The Windows PC requirements are outdated.
ro (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:33:29 GMT): Jay, can you submit your course syllabus as well?
ro (Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:50:39 GMT): Rollback: Please attach syllabus for the course and re-submit.
jftu (Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:52:38 GMT): I have addressed every comment listed in the section of additional comments.
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