Introduction to Fabrication
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- 20 Jul 2020
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Use digital toolsets and digital literacies to develop effective engineering designs and models
- Apply Industry 4.0 fabrication tools and techniques to plan and execute fabrication processes
- Reflect on effectiveness of the fabrication process to generate a plan for self-development
- Fabrication trends incorporating Industry 4.0 technologies and techniques
- Design for fabrication
- Laser cutter fabrication
- Additive manufacturing fabrication
- CNC machine fabrication
- Introduction to project management
- The project lifecycle
- Metal fabrication
- Quality management
- The future of fabrication
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This subject introduces key concepts, processes and principles of industry 4.0 driven fabrication in a manufacturing environment. You will undertake small-scale project work to create fabricated objects that relates to a local industry, organisation or community need or opportunity. To achieve this, you will use common materials and Industry 4.0 equipment. This will include activities such as component fabrication, additive manufacturing, laser-cutting, and forming and shaping using various materials and approaches. To enable this, you will apply key industry 4.0 fabrication processes and techniques, interpret geometrical and quantitative information in engineering design specifications, prepare required toolsets and machinery, manage the fabrication process end-to-end, analyse outputs and finished products, and evaluate their conformance to requirements, standards and safety.
In conjunction with the discipline theory, this subject introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.
- Engagement Task 1: Attendance at the first workshop (0%%)
- Engagement Task 2: Unit outline declaration (0%%)
- CAD design portfolio (30%%)
- Fabrication Project (40%%)
- Reflection (30%%)
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