ENGR 2001 Automated Manufacturing

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300735

Coordinator Zhongpu Zhang Opens in new window

Description The aim of this unit is to provide an introduction into the fundamentals of manufacturing operations, automation and control technologies including numerical control and industrial robotics. In addition, material handling and identification technologies will be discussed as well as manufacturing systems. The latter will examine single-station manufacturing cells, manual assembly lines, automated production and assembly lines as well as flexible manufacturing systems. Mechanical behaviour of common materials used in manufacturing will be studied, and their suitability for various manufacturing processes including metal cutting, sheet-metal forming, bulk deformation and abrasion. Other processes such as rapid prototyping and rapid tooling will also be included.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Pre-requisite(s) Students must have passed the two units MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 and ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics OR must have passed the two units MATH 1011 Fundamentals of Mathematics and ENGR 1032 Sustainable Design Materials Technology before they can enrol in this unit

Equivalent Subjects ENGR 3002 - Automated Manufacturing

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply the concepts of automation in manufacturing
  2. Program a Computer Numerical Control machine tool.
  3. Program a machine tool via a CAD-CAM
  4. Describe the uses and advantages of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  5. Describe the uses and advantages of flexible manufacturing processes.
  6. Explain the mechanics of material removal processes in machine cutting.
  7. Explain the mechanics of material removal processes involving the application of abrasive.
  8. Explain the mechanics of material removal processes with non-traditional machinery.

Subject Content

Material properties and product attributes
Engineering materials
Solidification processes
Particulate processing of metals and ceramics
Metal forming and sheet metalworking
Material removal processes
Property enhancing and surface processing operations
Joining and assembly processes
Manufacturing systems
Manufacturing support systems
Manual and CNC machining processes and tools
CAD/CAM technologies, applications and programming
Cost estimation in manufacturing
Flexible and fixed automation
Applications of robotics in automated manufacturing
Computer-integrated manufacturing & processing planning

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Tutorial Assignments Three assignments, 6 pages each 30 N Individual
Practicals Complete one 2-hour lab session, three practical tasks and four written question sheets 30 Y Individual
Final Exam 2 hours including 10 minutes reading time 40 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Groover, MP 2017, Groover's principles of modern manufacturing : materials, processes, and systems, Global, SI edn, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Sydney City

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Subject Contact Peter Lendrum Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Sydney City

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Subject Contact Yang An, Peter Lendrum Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)

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Subject Contact Zhongpu Zhang Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Subject Contact Zhongpu Zhang Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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