Dec 09, 2023
CAD 270 - Integrated Mechanical/Electro-Mechanical Design 4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods
Computer-aided design project-based learning with relevant design-rule study in preparation for project design which includes planning for prototype design, hands-on fabrication, assembly, testing, and final report assessment.
Prerequisite(s): CAD 242
Course Learning Outcomes
- Develop a detailed project plan.
- Identify and apply appropriate design module rule sets.
- Design a mechanical /electro-mechanical assembly.
- Fabricate and assemble a project prototype.
- Assess prototype design and/or performance.
- Project Plan
- Task planning
- Gant chart development
- Production cost model prediction
- Possible Module Design Rules
- Mechanical design elements
- Spring design considerations and types
- Mechanism design function fundamentals (backlash, advantage, range of use)
- Bearing application and types
- Attachment devices
- Threaded Fasteners
- Alignment pins
- Snap joints for plastic and injection molded design
- Welding options, fixtures and types
- Subtractive manufacturing introductory design guidelines
- Additive manufacturing introductory design guidelines
- Motion component design guidelines
- Geared system
- Electric motor
- Power amplifier
- Pulley and belt
- Design for robotic assembly considerations
- Mechanical Design
- Application of design rules
- Material selection
- Parts creation
- Mechanical parts tolerance studies
- Assembly creation
- Load and displacement analysis for predicted behavior
- Fabrication and Assembly
- Rapid Prototyping
- Robotic assembly
- Prototype Assessment
- Functionality test
- Performance test
- Manufacturing cost assessment
- Learning curve techniques
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