Lean and Green Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping Technology

MET 4320 3 Semester Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Semester
Description Covers definition and principles of lean, Six Sigma fundamentals and their application to manufacturing engineering products. Studies contemporary models of product design and development, including integrated product and process design and concurrent engineering, as well as techniques for reduction of lead and cycle time and waste elimination. Covers stages, tools, and techniques of lean implementation in the manufacturing process, including enterprise value stream mapping and analysis, five-S, SMED, Kanban, process wastes, cellular manufacturing, pull systems, performance metric, LESAT, and capacity and queuing. Studies rapid prototyping and manufacturing techniques. Requires students to complete and document hands-on simulations of lean manufacturing via small projects involving actual manufacturing of mechanical elements and assemblies using techniques and laboratory equipment for rapid prototyping.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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