2016 Production System Engineering

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Undergraduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Shinno Hidenori  Ohtake Naoto  Yoshioka Hayato  Hirata Atsushi 
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on manufacturing systems that are essential for modern society. A manufacturing system consists of many technical elements such as machine tools, industrial robots, inspection system, software, process planning. This course introduces these technical elements to understand manufacturing systems.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Have an understanding of principal elements of a manufacturing system.
2) Explain functions of a manufacturing system.
3) Have an understanding of improvement methods to realize higher performance.


manufacturing, process planning, machine tool, CAD/CAM, robot

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Topic in every class is explained by using projected slides and related materials.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Manufacturing system, Automation system history Explain the history of manufacturing systems
Class 2 Functions of manufacturing system Explain the functions of manufacturing systems
Class 3 Types of production system Explain the types and features of manufacturing systems
Class 4 Elements of manufacturing system Explain the elements of manufacturing systems
Class 5 Processing methods Explain the machining process in manufacturing systems
Class 6 Machine tools and their functions Explain the machine tools and their functions
Class 7 Multi-axis, multi-tasking machine tool Explain the multi-axis, multi-tasking machine tools
Class 8 CAD/CAM system Explain the function of CAD/CAM
Class 9 Process planning Explain the process planning of manufacturing systems
Class 10 Inspection system and quality control Explain the quality control using inspection systems
Class 11 Robot in manufacturing system Explain the role of robots in manufacturing systems
Class 12 Automated manufacturing and layout design Explain the automated manufacturing system and layout design
Class 13 Flexibility of manufacturing system, ICT assisted system Explain the flexible manufacturing system and ICT assisted system
Class 14 Production planning, system management Explain the production planning and system management
Class 15 Safety for operators and environment Explain the manufacturing system from the view point of operator and environment


(tentative) JSME Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, β7,Manufacturing Systems

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not yet determined

Assessment criteria and methods

Levels of reports on mechanical machining (40%)
Exams (60%)

Related courses

  • MEC.G311 : Introduction to Manufacturing Engineering
  • MEC.G431 : Mechanical Processing
  • MEC.I311 : Fundamentals of Instrumentation Engineering

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None required

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