Lec # Topics KEY DATES
1 Introduction, Logistics, Context, History
2 Assembly in the Small - Step-by-step Process - Assembly Motions and Forces
3 Assembly in the Small-Rigid Part Mating Theory and RCC Student project descriptions due
4 Key Characteristics
5 Mathematical Models of Assemblies, Feature-based Modeling of Assemblies Problem set 1 due
6 Constraint in Assembly-1
7 Constraint in Assembly-2 Project report 1 due
8 Variation Buildup in Assemblies-1
9 Variation Buildup in Assemblies-2 Problem set 2 due
10 Assembly Sequence Analysis, Algorithms, and Software
11 The Datum Flow Chain-1
12 The Datum Flow Chain-2 Problem set 3 due
13 More DFC
14 Assembly in The Large - Basic Issues, Economics, Step-by-step Process Problem set 4 due
15 Product Architecture, Flexibility
16 Design for Assembly - Theory and Examples Project report 2 due
17 AITL System Design Issues: Kinds of Assembly Lines and Equipment, Production Volume, Cycle Times
18 Mid-term Presentation of Student Projects Covering First Three Reports Project report 3 due
19 Assembly in The Large: Workstation Design Issues
20 Assembly System Design Techniques and Simulation Project report 4 due
21 Economic Analysis of Assembly Systems
22 Flexible Manufacturing Systems Project report 5 due
23 Outsourcing, and Supply Chain Management or Student Show and Tell
24 767 Wing Case Study Project report 6 due
25 Student Project Presentations