Manufacturing Technology

This course provides an overview of common manufacturing processes for product realization, material selection, automation and disruptive manufacturing technologies. The role of additive manufacturing, sustainability, and benefits of modelling and certain software packages that complement manufacturing will be explored.

Technical Course

£300 per person

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Who should attend?

The course is aimed at people who wish to gain/improve their knowledge of manufacturing, manufacturing processes and their link to materials. Typical attendees include technical personnel, production managers, production operators, engineers and trainees.  The delegates do not need to have any formal qualifications but as the course is first year degree level they should be able to engage on a technical course.

Course aims

To provide a core understanding of manufacturing processes, material considerations during these processes, highlighting accepted manufacturing practices. The course will provide an insight into the technical aspects of manufacturing and highlight processing considerations and common defects for both new emerging manufacturing processes as well as traditional processes.

Learning outcomes
Develop an understanding of the importance of material selection and preferred manufacturing route associated with respect to final product design, perfomance and cost.
Course programme
  • Overview of manufacturing
  • Material structure and properties
  • Casting
  • Powder metallurgy
  • Forming
  • Forging
  • Machining
  • Surface Treatments
  • Joining
  • Heat treatments and annealing
  • NDT
  • Introduction to Lean Engineering
  • The latest trends in manufacturing technology (including additive layer manufacturing)
  • The future of manufacturing - 4th Industrial revolution
  • Cyber manufacturing systems
  • The Smart factory
  • internet of things
  • Material and Process Selection
    • Including common engineering materials
40% in class assessment, 60% formal 2hr exam
Day 1: Wednesday 6th November
Day 2: Thursday 7th November
Day 3: Friday 8th November
3 days plus assessment.
Date of assessment to be confirmed with attendee.

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