Course 3: Introduction to Virtual Manufacturing in PLM Environments

Course 3 starts November 2, 2015. Click here to Register!

Course 3 Description:

Introduction to Virtual Manufacturing in PLM EnvironmentsThe goal of this course is for students to understand the methodologies and application of virtual manufacturing in functional PLM environments. This course will allow students to validate the build phase of a products lifecycle through the use of virtual manufacturing simulation process methodologies and applications. The course will emphasize PLM as a strategic business initiative and will introduce students to virtual manufacturing simulation in a relational design PLM environment.

Course 3 Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of virtual manufacturing concepts, particularly the preparation of data from design to support manufacturing processes.
  • Demonstrate literacy in the application of virtual manufacturing tools to support product development processes.

Course 3 Topics Include:

  • Introduction to Virtual Manufacturing
  • Process Planning
  • Assembly Planning
  • JIT and Lean Manufacturing
  • Work Instructions
  • Human Factors in Virtual Manufacturing

The next Course 3 starts November 2, 2015. Click here to register!

NEW Course Format!

The course format has been redesigned based on participant feedback from previous cohorts. More activities are done offline – at your own pace as class prep work. Then we get together in a virtual classroom for group discussions once a week. This allows us to combine the strengths of online, synchronous, asynchronous, conferencing and virtual computer technologies to deliver a more meaningful learning experience.

Prep Work:

Lecture Videos - View the lecture video(s) for the week.
Lab and Lab Handout - Refer to lab handout as you complete the lab using your virtual computer environment.
Reading - Read the assigned article or case study.
Discussion Forum - Contribute to the discussion forum by commenting on the lecture and reading.

Virtual Classroom:

Group Discussion
One-on-one lab help