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25. The Rise of American Industry
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In 1790, Samuel Slater built the first factory in America, based on the secrets of textile manufacturing he brought from England. He built a cotton-spinning mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, soon run by water-power. Over the next decade textiles was the dominant industry in the country, with hundreds of companies created.

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Manufacturing
U.S. History
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Independence Hall Association
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US History
Date Added:
12/03/2014
2nd Summer Introduction to Design
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Introduce students to the creative design process, based on the scientific method and peer review, by application of fundamental principles and learning to complete projects according to schedule and within budget. Subject relies on active learning through a major team-based design-and-build project focused on the need for a new consumer product identified by each team. Topics to be learned while teams create, design, build, and test their product ideas include formulating strategies, concepts and modules, and estimation, concept selection, machine elements, design for manufacturing, visual thinking, communication, teamwork, and professional responsibilities.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Slocum, Alexander H.
Date Added:
01/01/2003
Air Transportation Systems Architecting, Spring 2004
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Subject addresses the architecting of air transportation systems. Focuses on the conceptual phase of product definition include technical, economic, market, environmental, regulatory, legal, manufacturing, and societal factors. Subject centers on a realistic system case study and includes a number of lectures from industry and government. Past examples included the Very Large Transport Aircraft, a Supersonic Business Jet and a Next Generation Cargo System. Subject identifies the critical system level issues and analyzes them in depth via student team projects and individual assignments. The overall goal of the semester is to produce a business plan and a system specifications document that can be used to assess candidate systems.

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Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Clarke, John-Paul
Hansman, John
Murman, Earll
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Answer Key for Miscellaneous Problems
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This Word document contains answers to several problems in Units 1 and 2 in Math for Manufacturing: Student Workbook, by Ray Prendergast.

Subject:
Automotive Technology and Repair
Manufacturing
Welding
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Numbers and Operations
Material Type:
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Ray Prendergast
Date Added:
08/01/2018
Architectural Construction and Computation, Fall 2005
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This class investigates the use of computers in architectural design and construction. It begins with a pre-prepared design computer model, which is used for testing and process investigation in construction. It then explores the process of construction from all sides of the practice: detail design, structural design, and both legal and computational issues.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Sass, Lawrence
Turkel, Joel
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Architectural Design, Level II: Material and Tectonic Transformations: The Herreshoff Museum, Fall 2003
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This semester students are asked to transform the Hereshoff Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island, through processes of erasure and addition. Hereshoff Manufacturing was recognized as one of the premier builders of America's Cup racing boats between 1890's and 1930's. The studio however, is about more then the program. It is about land, water, and wind and the search for expressing materially and tectonically the relationships between these principle conditions. That is, where the land is primarily about stasis (docking, anchoring and referencing our locus), water's fluidity holds the latent promise of movement and freedom. Movement is activated by wind, allowing for negotiating the relationship between water and land.

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Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Lukez, Paul
Date Added:
01/01/2003
Biotechnology Foundations, 2nd Edition
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Biotechnology Foundations, 2nd Edition, 2019, was created to provide free open-access teaching and learning resources for two Introduction to Biotechnology courses at Austin Community College, Biotechnology Program (Intro to Biotech I BIOL1414 & Intro to Biotech II BIOL1415). This book provides the foundation of chemistry, biology, and microbiology needed to build biotechnology laboratory science workforce skills. The goal of this book is to encourage both faculty and student adoption and active, engaged use in the classroom and provide the resources students need to succeed as entry-level laboratory technicians.

This book is available online at the OpenStax CNX platform. It can be downloaded as a PDF, read online, or downloaded and read offline.
To retrieve the book: https://cnx.org/contents/XcbB5HTY

Teaching Ancillaries available: PPT lectures, teaching guide, pacing schedule, lab manual, course objectives, eBook PDF, editable MS word format for each chapter.
To retrieve the ancillaries: https://tinyurl.com/BF-2-Resources

Subject:
Manufacturing
Biology
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Author:
Jack O'Grady
Date Added:
07/28/2019
Building Technology III: Building Structural Systems, Fall 2004
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This course addresses advanced structures, exterior envelopes and contemporary production technologies. It continues the exploration of structural elements and systems, and expands to include more complex determinante, indeterminate, long-span and high-rise systems. It covers topics such as reinforced concrete, steel and engineered wood design, and provides an introduction to tensile systems. Lectures also address the contemporary exterior envelope with an emphasis on their performance attributes and advanced manufacturing technologies.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Fernandez, John
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Cabinetmaking Model
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This competency-_based course prepares students for entry_ level positions in the cabinetmaking industry. Included in the course are cabinet design and styles, the use of advanced machines and equipment, computer_-aided manufacturing, special materials and commercial wood finishes and including green sustainable techniques and materials. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and skills by designing and building advanced wood projects. This course is for juniors and seniors only and may be taken for two years.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Date Added:
07/15/2013
Career Gates: Manufacturing
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Career Gates: Manufacturing is discussed by various employees of Rexroth, Just Born Candy, Coca-Cola and Martin Guitars. Steve Morrow, General Manager of the Coca-Cola plant begins the tour, followed by Ross Born from Just Born Candy. Products highlighted are Just Born Peeps, Martin Guitars and Coca-Cola sodas. Technologies highlighted are robotics and the use of AutoCad. The last section highlights what these employers look for when evaluating employees that will be hired. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS
Provider Set:
WLVT PBS 39 Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
03/19/2008
Career Gates: Technology
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Career Gates: Technology highlights various employees from a variety of employers talking about how technology has impacted their careers and increased work efficiency, accuracy, and productivity in their various fields. Fields highlighted include healthcare and manufacturing. The main issue many have with technology is that it is continually changing and evolving and what you knew yesterday may not work for you tomorrow. This also highlights why an important trait for an employee is a desire to continuously be learning and adapting. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS
Provider Set:
WLVT PBS 39 Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
03/19/2008
Career One Stop
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This site explores career options in advanced manufacturing, automotive, construction, energy, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, retail, and transportation industries, as well as in emerging industries -- biotechnology, geospatial technology, and nanotechnology. Learn which industries are growing, how to qualify for a good job, and where to get started.

Subject:
Automotive Technology and Repair
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
U.S. Department of Labor
Date Added:
05/08/2006
CareerOneStop: Career and Cluster Videos
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These videos show the types of work people do in nearly 550 careers, organized by the 16 career clusters recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Electronic Technology
Manufacturing
Welding
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
07/20/2013
City X Project
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The City X Project is an international educational workshop for 8-12 year-old students that teaches creative problem solving using 3D printing technologies and the design process. This 6-10 hour workshop is designed for 3rd-6th grade classrooms but can be adapted to fit a variety of environments. Read a full overview of the experience here: http://www.cityxproject.com/workshop/

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Manufacturing
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
IDEAco
Author:
Brett Schilke
Libby Falck
Matthew Straub
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Closed-Loop Systems
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This interactive activity adapted from the Wisconsin Online Resource Center explores the processes, controls, and components that make up a typical closed-loop system used in automated manufacturing.

Subject:
Engineering
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
12/08/2009
Computer Aided Design Course
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This course aims to help students understand the basic principles and techniques used in computer aided design and manufacture process; to teach them how to use available CAD/CAE tools; and to help them acquire hands-on experience with 3D modeling and design using available CAD/CAE tools.

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Manufacturing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Provider:
Wikiversity
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Cultural History of Technology, Spring 2005
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The subject of this course is the historical process by which the meaning of "technology" has been constructed. Although the word itself is traceable to the ancient Greek root teckhne (meaning art), it did not enter the English language until the 17th century, and did not acquire its current meaning until after World War I. The aim of the course, then, is to explore various sectors of industrializing 19th and 20th century Western society and culture with a view to explaining and assessing the emergence of technology as a pivotal word (and concept) in contemporary (especially Anglo-American) thought and expression.

Subject:
Engineering
World Cultures
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Marx, Leo
Williams, Rosalind
Date Added:
01/01/2005
D-Lab II: Design, Spring 2010
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D-Lab: Design addresses problems faced by undeserved communities with a focus on design, experimentation, and prototyping processes. Particular attention is placed on constraints faced when designing for developing countries. Multidisciplinary teams work on semester-long projects in collaboration with community partners, field practitioners, and experts in relevant fields. Topics covered include design for affordability, design for manufacture, sustainability, and strategies for working effectively with community partners and customers. Students may continue projects begun in SP.721/11.025J/11.472 D-Lab Development.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Amy J. Smith
Victor Grau Serrat
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Delft Design Guide
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The Delft Design Guide presents an overview of product design approaches and methods used in the Bachelor and Master curriculum at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering in Delft.
Product design at Industrial Design Engineering in Delft is regarded as a systematic and structured activity, purposeful and goal-oriented. Due to its complexity, designing requires a structured and systematic approach as well as moments of heightened creativity. In this guide we restrict ourselves deliberately to approaches we teach in Delft. Although we are aware of others, they are not included in this design guide. The design guide is largely based on existing books and articles; where possible we have tried our best to refer to these works in the appropriate form.

The objectives of the Delft Design Guide are threefold:

design students can use it as a ‘first aid’ in their design projects, managing their personal development of becoming a designer;
design tutors can use it as a reference manual to support students in their learning process; and
professional designers can user the design guide as a reference manual to support their design processes.

Most of the content of the Delft Design Guide is being trained in five bachelor design courses:

PO1: Introduction Industrial Design (IO1010, 7,5ects)
PO2: Concept Design (IO1050, 7,5ects)
PO3: Fuzzy Front End (IO2010, 7,5ects)
PO4: Materialization and Detailing (IO2050. 7,5ects)
BFP: Bachelor Final project (IO3900, 15ects)
Remark: the Delft Design Guide presents an overview; short descriptions of approaches and methods. For learning designers it is needed to study more into detail using references mentioned in the guide.

Subject:
Engineering
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
A. van Boeijen
J. Daalhuizen
Date Added:
03/07/2016
Design and Manufacturing II, Spring 2004
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Integration of design, engineering, and management disciplines and practices for analysis and design of manufacturing enterprises. Emphasis is on the physics and stochastic nature of manufacturing processes and systems, and their effects on quality, rate, cost, and flexibility. Topics include process physics and control, design for manufacturing, and manufacturing systems. Group project requires design and fabrication of parts using mass-production and assembly methods to produce a product in quantity. This course introduces you to modern manufacturing with four areas of emphasis: manufacturing processes, equipment/control, systems, and design for manufacturing. The course exposes you to integration of engineering and management disciplines for determining manufacturing rate, cost, quality and flexibility. Topics include process physics, equipment design and automation/control, quality, design for manufacturing, industrial management, and systems design and operation. Labs are integral parts of the course, and expose you to various manufacturing disciplines and practices.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kim, Sang-Gook
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Design and Manufacturing I, Spring 2009
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" Welcome to 2.007! This course is a first subject in engineering design. With your help, this course will be a great learning experience exposing you to interesting material, challenging you to think deeply, and providing skills useful in professional practice. A major element of the course is design of a robot to participate in a challenge that changes from year to year. This year, the theme is cleaning up the planet as inspired by the movie Wall-E."

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Frey, Daniel
Gossard, David
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Designing Paths to Peace, Fall 2002
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Teaches creative design based on the scientific method through the design, engineering, and manufacture of a detailed inlaid tile. This is an introductory lecture/studio course designed to teach students the basic principles of design and expose them to the design process. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to the terminology and concepts that underlie all forms of visual art; which-in many ways-forms the basis for the design of all physical objects. Along with learning mechanical skills, thinking both critically and visually, and working with different media, the students will consider how the arts grow out of and respond to particular cultural contexts and ideas; and how these thinking patterns can be applied to virtually all types of design. Presentations, lectures, demonstrations, discussions and various artistic works will be used to show students how other artists and designers have dealt with the same issues they will be facing in lab. Each class will begin with a critique of the students' homework, followed by a discussion (and presentation when appropriate) of the pertinent issues of that week. All aspects of the course will aid the teams of students in designing and building a major inlaid tile whose elements are designed as digital solid models and manufactured on an abrasive waterjet machining center. The course will conclude with an exhibit of the completed tiles open to the MIT and the Greater-Boston public.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Slocum, Alexander H.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Design of Ocean Systems, Spring 2011
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This course covers the complete cycle of designing an ocean system using computational design tools for the conceptual and preliminary design stages. Students complete the projects in teams with each student responsible for a specific subsystem. Lectures cover such topics as hydrodynamics; structures; power and thermal aspects of ocean vehicles; environment, materials, and construction for ocean use; and generation and evaluation of design alternatives. The course focuses on innovative design concepts chosen from high-speed ships, submersibles, autonomous vehicles, and floating and submerged deep-water offshore platforms. Lectures on ethics in engineering practice are included, and instruction and practice in oral and written communication is provided.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Chryssostomidis, Chryssostomos
Liu, Yuming
Date Added:
01/01/2011
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Digital Age Skill: 3D DESIGN - Upper Elementary
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This is a lesson using Digital Age Skills in Upper Elementary 3D Design.

Original Author: Brandon Horst, Chadron

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Graphic Arts
Manufacturing
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Aaron Delhay
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Digital Design Fabrication, Fall 2008
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" This course will guide graduate students through the process of using rapid prototyping and CAD/CAM devices in a studio environment. The class has a theoretical focus on machine use within the process of design. Each student is expected to have completed one graduate level of design computing with a full understanding of solid modeling in CAD. Students are also expected to have completed at least one graduate design studio."

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Sass, Lawrence
Date Added:
01/01/2008
Economic & Environmental Issues in Materials Selection, Fall 2005
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Choice of material has implications throughout the life-cycle of a product, influencing many aspects of economic and environmental performance. This course will provide a survey of methods for evaluating those implications. Lectures will cover topics in material choice concepts, fundamentals of engineering economics, manufacturing economics modeling methods, and life-cycle environmental evaluation.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kirchain, Randolph
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Einstein Project
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The “Einstein Project” is a framework that is designed to help you find a solution to an everyday problem that makes you passionate in your thinking and designing. This project is designed to make you think outside of the box as active learners and create solutions in uncommon ways, forget about failing or succeeding and take chances.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Graphic Arts
Visual Arts
Management
Marketing
Agriculture
Electronic Technology
Graphic Design
Manufacturing
Welding
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Student Guide
Author:
Dan Moyer
Date Added:
09/25/2018
Elements of Mechanical Design, Spring 2009
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" This is an advanced course on modeling, design, integration and best practices for use of machine elements such as bearings, springs, gears, cams and mechanisms. Modeling and analysis of these elements is based upon extensive application of physics, mathematics and core mechanical engineering principles (solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, manufacturing, estimation, computer simulation, etc.). These principles are reinforced via (1) hands-on laboratory experiences wherein students conduct experiments and disassemble machines and (2) a substantial design project wherein students model, design, fabricate and characterize a mechanical system that is relevant to a real world application. Students master the materials via problems sets that are directly related to, and coordinated with, the deliverables of their project. Student assessment is based upon mastery of the course materials and the student's ability to synthesize, model and fabricate a mechanical device subject to engineering constraints (e.g. cost and time/schedule)."

Subject:
Engineering
Manufacturing
Genetics
Chemistry
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Culpepper, Martin
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Elements of Steel
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This resource from the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Web site, which contains both an interactive activity and illustrated text, looks at the composition of different types of steel and their impact on technology. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Engineering
Manufacturing
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
01/29/2004
Engineering Career Options
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The profession of engineering is grouped into specialized disciplines that have developed in response to societal needs. No matter what their field, whether one of the "big four" fields of civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering, or a specialty discipline like ocean engineering, all engineers possess a mix of creativity and smarts. They excel in mathematics or science and spatial relations, and they use these talents to synthesize information, solve problems, and innovate. In this collection of images adapted from The American Society for Engineering Education, learn more about the many fields that make up the engineering profession. Grades 3-12. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Argosy Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
05/09/2006
Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping, January (IAP) 2007
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This course provides students with an opportunity to conceive, design and implement a product, using rapid prototyping methods and computer-aid tools. The first of two phases challenges each student team to meet a set of design requirements and constraints for a structural component. A course of iteration, fabrication, and validation completes this manual design cycle. During the second phase, each team conducts design optimization using structural analysis software, with their phase one prototype as a baseline.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
de Weck, Olivier
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Fundamentals of Photovoltaics, Fall 2013
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Fundamentals of photoelectric conversion: charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection. Lectures cover commercial and emerging photovoltaic technologies and cross-cutting themes, including conversion efficiencies, loss mechanisms, characterization, manufacturing, systems, reliability, life-cycle analysis, risk analysis, and technology evolution in the context of markets, policies, society, and environment.

This course is one of many OCW Energy Courses, and it is an elective subject in MIT's undergraduate Energy Studies Minor. This Institute–wide program complements the deep expertise obtained in any major with a broad understanding of the interlinked realms of science, technology, and social sciences as they relate to energy and associated environmental challenges.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Buonassisi, Tonio
Date Added:
01/01/2008
Gene Chip Manufacturing
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Gene chips, also called DNA microarrays, have a broad range of applications in current research, including enabling researchers to measure the activity of thousands of genes simultaneously. Dr. Eric Lander describes the process used to manufacture gene chips. Also, this video is 1 minutes and 56 seconds in length, and available in MOV (9 MB) and WMV (11 MB). All Genomics videos are located at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/genomics/video.html

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date Added:
04/12/2012
A Green Light for CFLs?
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In this problem-based learning case, three housemates in an environmentally-themed college house debate the pros and cons of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) over incandescent lamps. The students raise issues of the cost difference between the lamps (both in the short and long term), energy use and greenhouse gas production in the manufacture and use of the lamps, and the mercury content in CFLs and the risks that poses to people and the environment. Students are asked to identify the information needed to evaluate the choice between the two lamp types, and then use a published life-cycle analysis to find and evaluate that information. To conclude, they make a decision and argue for it using quantitative evidence and reasoning. The case was developed for an intermediate-level course designed to help environmental studies students understand the role of scientific information and scientific thinking in resolving complex environmental problems.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
David L. Boose
Date Added:
03/14/2013
Green Technology: Sustaining the Earth
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This interactive activity produced for Teachers' Domain explores areas of research and innovation in green technology.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Manufacturing
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/29/2010
The Impact of Technology: Cars
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This video segment adapted from A Science Odyssey looks at the invention of the automobile and the development of mass production. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Engineering
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
02/20/2004
Integrating the Lean Enterprise, Fall 2005
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Addresses some of the important issues involved with the planning, development, and implementation of lean enterprises. People, technology, process, and management dimensions of an effective lean manufacturing company are considered in a unified framework. Particular emphasis on the integration of these dimensions across the entire enterprise, including product development, production, and the extended supply chain. Analysis tools as well as future trends and directions are explored. A key component of this subject is a team project.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Nightingale, Deborah J.
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Introduction to Polymers
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This unit examines the use of polymers and demonstrates how the properties of polymers are controlled by their molecular structure. You will learn how this structure determines which polymer to use for a particular product. You will also explore the manufacturing techniques used and the how the use of polymerisation can be used to control the structure of polymers.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/07/2007
Introduction to the History of Technology, Fall 2006
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This course is an introduction to the consideration of technology as the outcome of particular technical, historical, cultural, and political efforts, especially in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include industrialization of production and consumption, development of engineering professions, the emergence of management and its role in shaping technological forms, the technological construction of gender roles, and the relationship between humans and machines.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Electronic Technology
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mindell, David
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Living the Revolution, America 1789-1820: Primary Sources
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The National Humanities center presents reading guides with primary source materials for the study of America 1789-1820: Living the Revolution. Primary source materials include autobiographies, plays, essays, orations, addresses, political documents, letters, poems, cartoons, and more. Resources are divided into the topics: Predicament, Religion, Politics, Expansion, and Equality.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Manufacturing
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
National Humanities Center
Provider Set:
America In Class
Date Added:
01/07/2013
Machine Technology
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The Machinist/CNC Technology program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to gain employment in the manufacturing industry. The first year of the program will focus on skills used in a modern machine shop: machine shop math, blueprint reading, and conventional machine tool theory and lab. An assessment (challenge exam) for prior learning credit for blueprint reading is included.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Air Washington
Author:
Jeremy Slack
Date Added:
01/01/2014
Machine Tool Technology Model
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Introduces the student to the changing era of machining technology, emphasizing terminology, referencing and applications related to manufacturing environments. The fundamental use of bench tools, layout procedures, materials, precision measuring tools, machining processes, drilling and cut-off machines and other machining/manufacturing processes will be stressed. Skill competencies and standards will be identified.Students will perform basic lathe operations, which will consist of facing, center-drilling, chuck turning, turning between centers, boring, grooving, tapers, knurling, and single point threading.Teaches students to identify the major parts of the vertical mill, align a vise, use an indicator, edge finder, and boring head, determine speeds and feeds perform simple indexing, mill flat, square surfaces and slots, drill, bore, and tap holes.Covers computer numerical control (CNC) lathe and mill operations, control functions, the letter address system, the program format, and machine setup. G & M codes, control functions, the letter address system, and math issues related to CNC are included.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Date Added:
07/15/2013
Making Electricity at a Coal-Burning Plant
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This video from KET traces the energy transformations that occur when coal is burned to produce electricity. Some of the mechanical processes are also described.

Subject:
Engineering
Manufacturing
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
KET
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Date Added:
08/19/2009
Management Accounting and Control, Spring 2007
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This course is an introduction to the use of accounting information by managers for decision making, performance evaluation and control. The course should be useful for those who intend to work as management consultants, for LFM (Leaders for Manufacturing) students, and in general, for those who will become senior managers.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Business and Communication
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Khan, Mozaffar
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Manufacturing
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How are designs turned into products? What resources, materials and methods used and what set of activities that goes under the heading of 'manufacturing'? This unit will introduce manufacturing as a system and will describe some of the many different ways of making products. We will illustrate how the required properties of the materials in a product influence the choice of manufacturing process used.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/07/2007
Manufacturing Processes 4-5
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No Strings Attached
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This textbook provides an introduction to the important area of manufacturing processes. This text will explain the hows, whys, and whens of various machining operations, set-ups, and procedures. Throughout this text, you will learn how machine tools operate, and when to use one particular machine instead of another. It is organized for students who plan to enter the manufacturing technology field and for those who wish to develop the skills, techniques, and knowledge essential for advancement in this occupational cluster. The organization and contents of this text focus primarily on theory and practice.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
LamNgeun Virasak
Date Added:
12/17/2018
Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design, Spring 2005
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15.763 focuses on decision making for system design, as it arises in manufacturing systems and supply chains. Students are exposed to frameworks and models for structuring the key issues and trade-offs. The class presents and discusses new opportunities, issues and concepts introduced by the internet and e-commerce. It also introduces various models, methods and software tools for logistics network design, capacity planning and flexibility, make-buy, and integration with product development. Industry applications and cases illustrate concepts and challenges. Recommended for operations management concentrators. Second half-term subject.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Business and Communication
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Graves, Stephen
Simchi-Levi, David
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Math for Manufacturing: Student Workbook
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Based on the workbook Mathematics for Manufacturing by Ray Prendergast and Stacey Toscas, 2000. This material was based in part on work supported by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program under grant number DUE-9850327.

Editable MSWord docx: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17ruoRN9jrgP-xbkBwtiHVKP1q7jRIxnT
Pretest: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/math-for-manufacturing-student-workbook-pretest
Posttest: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/posttest-for-math-for-manufacturing-student-workbook
Answer keys: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/math-for-manufacturing-student-workbook-pre-test-answers

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Automotive Technology and Repair
Manufacturing
Welding
Mathematics
Geometry
Measurement and Data
Numbers and Operations
Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Textbook
Author:
Ray Prendergast
Stacey Toscas
Date Added:
08/01/2018
Math for Manufacturing: Student Workbook Pre-Test Answers
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Answers to the pre-test for Math for Manufacturing: Student Workbook, by Ray Prendergast.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Automotive Technology and Repair
Manufacturing
Welding
Mathematics
Geometry
Measurement and Data
Numbers and Operations
Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Ray Prendergast
Date Added:
08/01/2018
Metals 1 and 2 Model
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Metals 1 and 2 CORE provides students with an understanding of manufacturing processes and systems common to careers in machine tool and materials forming industries. Topics include the interpretation and layout of machined and formed-part prints; the cutting, shaping, fastening, and finishing of machine tools; and casting, forging, molding, cold forming, and shearing processes.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Date Added:
07/15/2013
Molecular Structure of Formic acid
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Formic Acid, also known as methanoic acid and hydrogencarboxylic acid, is the simplest organic acid. It is a colorless, toxic, corrosive liquid with a pungent, penetrating odor. In nature, it is found in the stings and bites of many insects of the order hymenoptera, including bees and ants. The principal use of formic acid is as a preservative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed. The largest single use of formic acid is as a silage additive in Europe, but this market hardly exists in the United States. When sprayed on fresh hay or other silage, it arrests certain decay processes and causes the feed to retain its nutritive value longer. In the poultry industry, it is sometimes added to silage to kill salmonella bacteria. It is also used in textile dyeing, leather tanning, as a solvent, in electroplating processes, in the manufacturing of lacquers, glass, vinyl resin plasticizers, and formate esters (for flavor and fragrance) and in the manufacture of fumigants. Formic acid is a strong reducing agent, and may act both as an acid and as an aldehyde because the carboxyl is bound to a hydrogen rather than an alkyl group.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Chemistry
Material Type:
Data Set
Interactive
Provider:
Indiana University Molecular Structure Center
Provider Set:
Reciprocal Net: A Distributed Crystallography Network for Researchers, Students, and the General Public
Author:
Common molecules
Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Date Added:
05/08/2003
Molecular Structure of Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
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Hexachlorocyclopentadiene (also called HEX or C-56) is a toxic yellow liquid used to manufacture pesticides such as chlordane, heptachlor, heptachlor epoxide, mirex, and kepone, among other things. Its is restricted under the Safe Drinking Water Act, a bill passed by the U.S. Congress in 1974 that limits the amount of pollutants that can be present in U.S. drinking water.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Chemistry
Material Type:
Data Set
Interactive
Provider:
Indiana University Molecular Structure Center
Provider Set:
Reciprocal Net: A Distributed Crystallography Network for Researchers, Students, and the General Public
Author:
Common molecules
Other
Date Added:
06/07/2006
Multi-Scale System Design, Fall 2004
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Multi-scale systems differ from traditional macro-scale systems in that the multi-scale systems use components from two or more scales (i.e. nano, micro, meso, and macro-scales). Subject provides the skills required to design and manufacture multi-scale systems. Emphasis is placed on understanding the fundamental differences between traditional macro-scale system design and the design of multi-scale systems. Topics include design methodologies, modeling approaches, analytic tools, and manufacturing processes. Examples drawn from a diverse range of applications, including automobiles, fiber optic equipment, electronic test equipment, and micro/meso-scale machinery. Students master the materials through problem sets and a substantial term project.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Culpepper, Martin
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Open Source Toolkit: Hardware
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No Strings Attached
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The Open Source movement revolutionized the way computer systems were developed and how companies made their businesses. Its philosophy requires that all source code should be freely shared, so that as many people as possible can use, change, learn, and improve upon it. In recent years the increasing availability and low costs of electronic components, processors and 3D printers meant that an open model of development has taken root also in the world of hardware, including the development of scientific lab equipment. The implications for research can hardly be overstated: “Open Labware” designs are almost always cheaper than “closed source” ones, allow for distributed development and, critically, customization by the end user, the lab scientist. PLOS welcomes submissions in this field.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Provider:
Public Library of Science
Provider Set:
Biology and Life Sciences
Date Added:
04/11/2016
Operations Management, Spring 2002
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Our objective in this course is to introduce you to concepts and techniques related to the design, planning, control, and improvement of manufacturing and service operations. The course begins with a holistic view of operations, where we stress the coordination of product development, process management, and supply chain management. As the course progresses, we will investigate various aspects of each of these three tiers of operations in detail. We will cover topics in the areas of process analysis, materials management, production scheduling, quality improvement, and product design. To pursue the course objective most effectively, you will have to: 1. Study the assigned reading materials. 2. Prepare and discuss cases, readings, and exercises in class. 3. Prepare written analyses of cases.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Fine, Charles H.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Operations Strategy, Fall 2010
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Operations Strategy provides a unifying framework for analyzing strategic issues in manufacturing and service operations. Students analyze the relationships between manufacturing and service companies and their suppliers, customers, and competitors. The course covers strategic decisions in technology, facilities, vertical integration, human resources, and other areas, and also explores means of competition such as cost, quality, and innovativeness.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Fine, Charles H.
Rosenfield, Donald
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Optimization Methods in Management Science
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Introduces students to the theory, algorithms, and applications of optimization. The optimization methodologies include linear programming, network optimization, dynamic programming, integer programming, non-linear programming, and heuristics. Applications to logistics, manufacturing, transportation, E-commerce, project management, and finance.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Marketing
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Orlin, James
Date Added:
01/01/2007