Module title: Advanced Processes & Digital Manufacture

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC10118
Module leader: Colin Hindle
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mike Barker
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching
A combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and analysis/discussion of current research studies in rapid manufacture and advanced processes for polymeric materials will form the core of the module (LO1, LO2). Practical aspects of the module will be introduced by visits to companies and organisations dealing with rapid prototyping together with demonstrations on School equipment and guest lectures. Advanced polymer processes including monitoring and control of product quality issues will be introduced through traditional lecture and tutorial methods (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5, LO6).

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Three employability skills are embedded: (i) Technical skills; students conduct research into digital manufacture and/or advanced manufacturing for plastics products where research skills, data analysis, numeracy and critical evaluation of results are developed. (ii) IT and oral communication skills; (iii) students use computer skills to produce and deliver an individual presentation.

Assessment
The module will be assessed by one piece of coursework (20%), a class test (20%) and a written examination (60%). Throughout the module there will be examples of examination-type questions provided and tutorial sessions where students' progress can be monitored.

Research/Teaching Linkages
Materials/Polymer research carried out by the teaching team will complement the teaching material.

Supporting Equality and Diversity
Module materials are available online through Moodle. Student contact is maintained through regular email communication and informally outside scheduled classes. Engineering Plus is provided by SEBE as a drop-in support facility for all students.

Internationalisation
Students on this module are traditionally from many different countries. Case studies and discussions related to their own countries and experience will help to achieve the internationalisation aims of the module.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 39
Face To Face Tutorial 13
Other External visits 8
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 137
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 20 2,5,6 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 20 1-6 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-6 14-15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

From a starting point of the 3D CAD model of a product, this module will cover the principles of prototyping, prototyping technologies (with exemplars) and applications of prototypes for both plastics products and associated tooling. Rapid prototyping fundamentals will be outlined along with applications, benefits, classification, net shape processing and evaluation of products realised by means of digital manufacture. Market potential for prototyping, selection of rapid prototyping systems will be considered and supported by industrial case studies.
This will lead onto recent developments in manufacturing processes mainly dealing with plastics products and with particular emphasis on advanced moulding; the application of statistical process control to the manufacture of plastics products; sustainable design including design for assembly and disassembly; and surface finishing of plastics products.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Accurately assess the types and principles of prototyping and digital manufacture.
LO2: Appraise advanced processing methods mainly associated with the manufacture of plastics products
LO3: Make effective use of statistical process control principles to manage the quality of plastics products during manufacture.
LO4: Analyse and make effective use of prototyping technologies to manufacture plastics products.
LO5: Examine finishing processes for plastics products and appraise their use for plastics products.
LO6: Appraise design approaches for sustainability in plastics products and their manufacture.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - A BRENT STRONG (2006) PLASTICS: MATERIALS AND PROCESSING: PRENTICE-HALL, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 0131145584
Core - Z TADMOR AND C G GOGOS (2006) PRINCIPLES OF POLYMER PROCESSING: WILEY-INTERSCIENCE, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 0471387703
Core - C K CHUA AND K F LEONG (2010) RAPID PROTOTYPING: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS IN MANUFACTURING: JOHN WILEY AND SONS, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9812778977
Core - I GIBSON, D W ROSEN AND B STUCKER (2010) ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES: RAPID PROTOTYPING TO DIRECT DIGITAL MANUFACTURING: SPRINGER VERLAG, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781441911193
Core - MATERIALS WORLD: INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS, MINERALS AND MINING - ISSN: 0967863
Recommended - TCT, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND PROFESSIONAL 3D PRINTING: RAPID NEWS PUBLICATIONS LIMITED - ISSN: 17510333
Recommended - ADVANCES IN POLYMER TECHNOLOGY: WILEY PERIODICALS - ISSN: 10982329
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