Introduction to Manufacturing Processes - Revised

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Manufacturing industries are a vital component of almost all modern economies. This makes workers who have studied the manufacturing process highly valuable employees around the world. This course will give you a detailed understanding of processes such as casting, forming, cutting, and joining, teach you the main aspects of surface and optical materials engineering, and examine a number of case studies related to these processes.
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    2-3 Hours
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  • Certification

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A design is only useful if it can be made into a product. Product design, its raw materials, and the manufacturing process are all mutually interdependent on each other. It is therefore highly important that design and manufacturing interact. This course will discuss the concept and theory of manufacturing. You will look into the uses of gears in manufacturing machines, the different structural scales, and the casting process. You will also learn the basic shape of products which include sheets, bulk, solid, and hallow.

Cutting is often used as a secondary or finishing process. This course will teach you the process of cutting in manufacturing and the types of tools used. You will study the joining process and the different types of adhesives that can be used for joining. You will look into the differences between brazing and soldering, and learn about solid-state welding. You will also study surface engineering and the different processes that can be used for applying coatings to spectacle lenses.

The manufacturing process involves steps through which raw materials are transformed into a final product. It begins with the product design and materials specification from which the product is made. By taking this course, you will learn the different types of machines, tools, and equipment used to produce a finished product. This is powerful and practical knowledge that will directly boost your résumé and bring your career development to the next level. Get started with your next course, today.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise that the manufacturing has many components affecting it.
  • Identify and Explain the different types of casting processes.
  • Discuss the process of forming materials for manufacturing.
  • Identify the reason for using cutting as a secondary manufacturing operation.
  • Recognise the reason for using joining in manufacturing operations.
  • Recognise the difference between brazing and soldering.
  • Discuss the different types of Adhesives that can be used for Joining.
  • Discuss solid-state welding, the ways it can be performed and fusion welding
  • Recognize and understand the reactions and effects objects can have on light that comes into contact with them


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