Manufacturing Processes

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Manufacturing Processes

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MA112 and MM212 or En106

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course is designed to develop an understanding of various manufacturing processes. Since the economies of most countries in the south pacific region are driven by manufacturing industries, it is important that mechanical and manufacturing students are well versed with manufacturing processes. It builds the foundation for advanced courses in mechanical engineering such as manufacturing systems and engineering project.
    1. Casting: casting principles, sand casting, shell mould casting, permanent mold and die casting, precision casting, centrifugal casting and vacuum molding.
    2. Mechanical Working: cold and hot forging, open and closed die forging, soil forging, radial forging, rolling, direct and indirect impact extrusion, wire drawing and tube drawing.
    3. Sheet metal working: shearing, punching, blanking, roll forming, bending, stretch forming, deep drawing, spinning, powder metallurgy and applications of powder metallurgy.
    4. Metal finishing: hot dripping, electro plating, electroless plating, metal oxide coating, anodizing and enamel coating.
    5. Selection of manufacturing processes: the factors that influence the choice, the type of material, size and shape of the component, functional requirements, tolerance and surface finish, quantity and rate of production and production of scrap.
    6. Thermoplastic and Thermoset processes: injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, compression molding, transfer molding and foam molding.
    7. Composite processes: hand lamination, spray lamination, matched die molding, resin injection, tape laying, filament winding and pultrusion.
    8. Engineering dimensional metrology: measuring devices, measurement principles, linear and angular measurement, errors in measurement, surface finish and texture, standards and accuracy.
    9. Introduction to advanced manufacturing processes: Overview of sintering, abrasive water jet machining, electrochemical machining and ultra sonic machining.

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