Manufacturing Laboratory for Next Generation Engineers
Final rept. 1 Oct 2010-30 Sep 2013
BRADLEY UNIV PEORIA IL
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The specific aims of this project were 1 to plan a manufacturing laboratory to educate next generation engineers. 2 to acquire appropriate manufacturing equipment to meet this educational goal. 3 to install the equipment and implement the laboratory into the instructional and research programs of the College in collaboration with our industry constituents. All major equipment has been acquired and installed and is now operational. Training in the use of the equipment has been completed for all items and they have been incorporated into several engineering courses and are being considered for others as we develop more experience in their use. Students have been involved in developing student friendly user manuals for several of the more complex pieces of equipment and this process continues as the facility is further integrated into courses. Interactions with industry constituents using the facility have begun and are expected to grow as our capabilities expand. The facility is a major asset to the College, its students and our industry constituents.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Machinery and Tools