M E 480
Principles of computer-aided technology. Computer-aided design, engineering, drafting, and manufacturing; computer-aided design systems, geometry, computer graphics, hardware, computer-aided vehicle/system design synthesis. System demonstrations, laboratories, and site visits. Prerequisite: M E 123; AMATH 301.
ME480 introduces students to the principles of computer-aided technology including computer-aided drawing (CAD), computer-aided engineering(CAE), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer-integratedmanufacturing (CIM) and rapid prototyping / manufacturing. ME480 is a course,which is aimed at having students gain, both competence in the fundamental understanding and application of computers in Mechanical Engineering Design tasks as well as increased "engineering perception" in the area of computation.
Further, the course uses rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing technologies as a means completing preliminary designs.
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