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Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing ENSC 489 (4)

Survey of methods for computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), including experience with basic systems in the laboratory component of the course. The student will be introduced to computer integrated manufacturing and flexible manufacturing systems concepts. The use of finite element modeling and analysis will be presented through examples from thermal studies as well as mechanical stress analysis. Issues in constructing and using integrated CAD/CAM in a production environment will be discussed. Emphasis will be on the use of such techniques in light industry, particularly related to electronics manufacturing. A manufacturing cell consisting of several robots and computer control systems will be available for student projects. Prerequisite: ENSC 380 and a minimum of 80 units.