Automation In Manufacturing

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to automation technologies applied in discrete part manufacturing. It also introduces essential principles and provides analytical tools for manufacturing control. Major topics covered include: Economic justification of automated systems; Fixed and transfer automation; Automated material handling and automated storage/retrieval systems, Flexible manufacturing systems, Internet-enabled manufacturing, Group technology, Process planning, Automated assembly, and Rapid prototyping and manufacturing. The module is targeted at students specialising in manufacturing engineering.

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