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Catalog Description - A classroom study of the basic theory and methods associated with casting, forming, and metalworking, plastics processing, and joining processes. Students are also introduced to the functions performed by a variety of machine tools employed by the modern manufacturing community. GMP is a basic first course for mechanical and other engineering students. Class is offered fall and spring annually.
1. Students which finish this course in a satisfactory manner will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of manufacturing processes in general. This course will serve as a guideline for the understanding of available manufacturing processes used in industry today. Topics covered include casting, plastics processing, powder metallurgy, forming, machining, joining, and robotics.
2. Students which finish this course in a satisfactory manner will be able to demonstrate knowledge of current methods, trends, current technology, horizon manufacturing methods, and the effects these factors have on the way items are manufactured.
3. Students which finish this course in a satisfactory manner will be able to demonstrate an ability to select appropriate manufacturing operations and tooling to produce a part to the specifications.
4. Students which finish this course in a satisfactory manner will be able to demonstrate a basic ability to calculate machining related speed, feed, and metal removal rates.