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PPU165 - Virtual process planning
 
Syllabus adopted 2011-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPPEN
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Department: 44 - PRODUCT AND PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: B

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   13 Mar 2014 am H,  16 Jan 2014 am M,  20 Aug 2014 pm M

In programs

MPPEN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPSYS SYSTEMS, CONTROL AND MECHATRONICS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Björn Johansson



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Same as for Chalmers Masters Programme in Production Engineering.

Aim

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the area of virtual process planning and to get hands on experience in some of the most relevant areas applied by companies utilizing virtual process planning while preparing upcoming production. The students will learn how prepare products for production with virtual tools, how to utilize software for Geometry Simulation and tools for automation of complicated engineering calculations regarding path-planning as well as how to conduct virtual process planning of a production cell consisting of various components such as machines, fixtures, robots, products.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

-Describe the potential of IT support realization in a perspective of sustainable development.
-Describe the mechanical performance of numerically controlled machine tools, their resign and function as well as their -programming
-Describe the functionality of CAPP-systems and, PPR Database-Systems
-Describe ways of working with different versions of CAD-models and methods for handling problems connected with the wide variety of different file-formats
-Describe the virtual world as a platform for an efficient integrated product development process
-Use computerized operating tables, cutting data preparation, STEP-NC and virtual machining of the whole NC machine tool
-Use software for Geometry Simulation and tools for automation of complicated engineering calculations regarding path-planning
-Understand how to conduct virtual process planning of a production cell consisting of machines, fixtures, robots, products

Content

-The course consists of the following topics:
-State of the art on the virtual toolbox for process planning, including Hybrid Models
-Industrial needs for the virtual world in the product realization process
-Simulation-, CAM-, CAPP-, and PPR-Systems
-Geometry/Tolerance simulation development and verification of production system implementations
-NC-control and programming, NC-machines and testing, pallets and efficient production
-Measuring machines and measuring techniques
-CAM and automated production planning, CAM and product quality, CAM in Rapid Prototyping, CAM and 5-axis Machining
-Theory on complex surfaces
-Theory on prost processing of CL-data
-CAD/CAM communication, STEP & STEP-NC
-PDM from a production perspective

Organisation

The course is organized around:
-Lectures and seminars, providing the theoretical understanding
-Exercises and projects taking place in a virtual laboratory
-At least one Industrial visit and guest lecture to show on current industrial needs and practice

Literature

To be decided

Examination

Requirements for passing the course:
-Hand in of exercises
-Written exam (Grade 3,4,5)


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