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Last approved: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:00:26 GMT

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Major
SMT (Sustainable Materials and Technology)
308
032580
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Wood Processing
Wood Processing
College of Natural Resources
Wood and Paper Science (15WPS)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
4
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.00
Laboratory3.00
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Phil Mitchell
Wood Products Extension Specialist and Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture and Lab1212NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
SMT 202 and SMT 240 or permission of the instructor

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
15SMTBSSustainable Materials and Technology, Wood Products concentrationRequired
Principles of the manufacturing processes used in the wood products industries. Content includes primary and secondary manufacturing, theory of machining basics, and solid wood and wood-based composite fabrication. Field trips might require meeting outside of class time.

The goal of this class is to teach the principles of wood products manufacturing including raw material preparation and sorting, theory and use of saw and knife technology and their practical application, product sorting and grading, concepts of yield optimization, drying, and the required processing steps in lumber, veneer, plywood, composites and secondary wood products production.  The course is intended for those students that are pursuing the Wood Products track in the SMT curriculum.  Revision to the Sustainable Materials and Technology (SMT) curriculum and proposal for a Wood Products concentration in SMT are forthcoming.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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This course will not require any new resources. Since 2004 Dr. Phil Mitchell has co-taught CNC manufacturing three times (WPS 491), SMT 232 twice, and most recently SMT 483 four times. The SMT faculty has identified a need for a wood products track within the SMT curriculum that provides more in-depth industrial wood processing education.

  • To provide an introduction to the production methods for converting logs into lumber, veneer, plywood, and composite wood products.

  • To provide an introduction to basic furniture and cabinet manufacturing.

  • To gain an understanding of the problems associated with combining individual machines into total processing systems.

  • To provide an introduction to quality control concepts and standards for wood manufacturing processes.

  • To examine approaches for maximizing product recovery from raw material input.

  • To expose the student to actual manufacturing centers via videos and field trips.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:



  • Describe the production methods for converting logs into lumber, veneer, plywood, and reconstituted wood products (composites)

  • Outline the basic steps in furniture and cabinet manufacturing

  • Identify the problems associated with combining individual machines into total processing systems

  • Describe introductory quality control concepts and standards for wood manufacturing processes

  • Examine approaches for maximizing product recovery from raw material input


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams30%Two exams will be given
Other30%Three field trips will be scheduled during the semester with the student being required to attend two of the three. Students who elect to attend all three field trips will be given extra credit. Students will be expected to write two field trip reports. In the extreme case of a student not being able to attend two of the three field trips, additional assignments will be given.
Oral Presentation5%Short oral presentation using powerpoint (or equivalent) to the class
Lab Report15%Three lab reports will be required.
Final Exam20%Comprehensive
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see syllabus

aeherget (Fri, 09 Mar 2018 20:24:34 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email 3/8/2018.
aeherget (Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:41:49 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email 3/8/2018 based on friendly suggestions from the March 14, 2018, UCCC meeting.
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