Production and Manufacturing Systems

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Production and Manufacturing Systems

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Production and manufacturing systems (222 - 14755)
    Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering
    Semester 2/Spring Semester
    2nd Year Course/Lower Division

    Competences and Skills that will be Acquired and Learning Results:

    - To know the fundamentals of the production and manufacturing systems and the theoretical basis of the manufacturing processes.
    - To acquire the ability to increase this knowledge and apply it to the development of industrial projects related to production and manufacturing processes.

    Description of Contents/Course Description:

    1.- Introduction.
    1.1.- Introduction.
    1.2.- Automated machinery.
    1.3.- Sensors.
    1.4.- Robotized systems.
    1.5.- Flexible manufacturing systems.
    2.- Materials management.
    2.1.- Kanban and JIT.
    2.2.- Computer based material planning systems (ERP).
    2.3.- Identification systems.
    2.4.- Transport elements.
    2.5.- Traceability and warehouse management.
    3.- Information management.
    3.1.- Arquitectures of CIM systems.
    3.2.- Industrial communications.
    3.3.- SCADA software and flexible manufacturing systems simulation products.
    4.- Introduction to manufacturing processes.
    4.1.- Forming processes.
    4.2.- Machining processes.
    4.3.- Surface finishing processes.
    4.4.- Element joining processes.
    4.5.- Thermal processes.
    4.6.- Finishing processes.
    5.- Sustainable production.
    5.1.- Sustainable development.
    5.2.- Environmental impact.
    5.3.- Sustainable design.
    6.- Manufacturing trends.
    6.1.- Product or service.
    6.2.- Market scenarios.
    6.3.- Knowledge based enterprise.
    6.4.- New enterprise logistics and organization.
    6.5.- Logistics: direct and inverse logistics.
    7.- Production systems case studies.
    7.1.- Process plans.
    7.2.- Food industry.
    7.3.- Automobile industry.
    7.4.- Stainless steel production.
    8.- Manufacturing systems simulation.
    8.1.- Introduction to discrete events software simulation packages.
    8.2.- Implementation of a manufacturing systems model on a simulation package.

    Learning Activities and Methodology:

    - Theoretical lectures oriented for the acquisition of theoretical knowledge.
    - Classes of problems in small groups for case studies.
    - Individual tutorials and students' personal work, aimed at the acquisition of skills related to the subject program.
    - Laboratory practices: 4 sessions of 1'5 hours. During the lab sessions students will learn to analyze a production process by means of a simulator. Students submit an assignment that will be marked.

    Assessment System:

    The breakdown of the course final grade is as follows:
    - Assignment Work: Work and practice exercise: 40%
    - Final Exam: 60%.

    Basic Bibliography:

    REGH, A.R.. Computer-Integrated Manufacturing.. Prentice Hall.. 2001.
    SINGH, N.. Systems Approach to Computer-Integrated Design and Manufacturing.. Ed. John Wiley & Sons.. 1996.
    Serope Kalpakjian.. Manufacturing Engineering And Technology. . Addison-Wesley Pub.. 2001.

    Additional Bibliography:

    REMBOLD, U.. Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technology and Systems. . Marker Dekker.. 1985.
    REMBOLD, U., NNAJI, B.O., STORR, A.. Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Engineering.. Addison-Wesley.. 1993.
    SCHEER, A.W.. CIM-Toward the Factory of the Future. . Springer Verlag.. 1991.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.


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