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Introduction to Manufacturing Processes

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Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Manufacturing industries are a vital component of all modern economies and all of them require employees who are skilled in, and knowledgeable about, manufacturing processes.

    This Introduction to Manufacturing Processes will give you a detailed understanding of processes such as casting, forming, cutting and joining. It will review aspects of surface and optical materials engineering as well as examine a number of case studies related to these processes.

    The course is ideal for employees in manufacturing industries or business, professionals who want to learn more about this type of work, and anyone who might be seeking a job or career in a manufacturing industry.

  • Learning outcomes:
    - Understand the fundamentals of manufacturing and manufacturing processes;
    - Understand scales of material structure and product shapes;
    - Understand manufacturing processes such as Casting, Forming, Cutting, and Joining;
    - Understand aspects of surface engineering and optical materials engineering;

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 9 )
  • INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
  • Module 1: Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
    • Introduction to Manufacturing Technologies
    • What is Manufacturing?
    • The Manufacturing Process
    • Component Parts
  • Module 2: Manufacturing Processes
    • Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
    • Gears and Gearing
    • Basic Manufacturing Processes
    • Scales of Material Structure
    • Product Shapes
  • Module 3: Manufacturing Process - Casting
    • Introduction to Casting
    • Types of Casting
    • Liquefying the Material
    • Viscosity and Fluidity
    • Casting Metals and Plastics
    • Casting Microstructure and Defects
    • Casting the Food Mixer Gearwheel
  • Module 4: Manufacturing Process - Forming
    • Introduction to Forming
    • Forces Applied during Forming
    • Working Temperatures
    • Forming Processes
    • Forming versus Casting
    • Forming the Gearwheel
  • Module 5: Manufacturing Process - Cutting
    • Introduction to Cutting
    • Cutting Processes
    • Machine Cutting
    • Mechanics of Machining
    • Hardness
    • Types of Tool Material
    • Maching the Gearwheel
  • Module 6: Manufacturing Process - Joining
    • Introduction to Joining
    • Mechanical Joining
    • Brazing and Soldering
    • Adhesives and Gluing
    • Welding
    • Creating the Gearwheel
  • Module 7: Surface Engineering
    • Introduction to Surface Engineering
    • Stainless Steel
    • Surface Wear
    • Applying Surface Coating Material
    • Case Study The Kitchen Knife
  • Module 8: Optical Materials Engineering
    • Optical Properties of Light
    • Optical Materials Selection
    • Scratch-resistant Coatings
    • Anti-reflective Coatings
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 9: Manufacturing Processes Assessment
    • Manufacturing Assessment
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 1: Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
In this module you will be introduced to manufacturing and manufacturing processes.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 2: Manufacturing Processes
You will learn more about manufacturing processes and topics such as scales of material structure.
Topics List ( 7 )
Module 3: Manufacturing Process - Casting
In this module you will learn about the casting of liquid materials such as molten metals.
Topics List ( 6 )
Module 4: Manufacturing Process - Forming
This module reviews the manufacturing process of forming materials into shapes.
Topics List ( 7 )
Module 5: Manufacturing Process - Cutting
You will learn more about cutting materials into shapes and machines used in this process.
Topics List ( 6 )
Module 6: Manufacturing Process - Joining
You will learn more about how materials are joined together and the processes used to achieve this.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 7: Surface Engineering
In this module you will learn about surface engineering and its applications.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 8: Optical Materials Engineering
In this module you will learn more about optical materials engineering.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 9: Manufacturing Processes Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    OpenLearn

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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