The Manufacturing Education Page is focused on providing manufacturing-related educational materials. The materials may be used to supplement existing manufacturing courses or may assist students/engineers in self study. The Manufacturing Education Page consists of three sections:
- Manufacturing Primers: Writeups that provide individuals with basic knowledge and insights on manufacturing-related topics. The primers include tutorial type information, graphics, and are updated periodically. Students accessing these primers may also make use of listings of relevant research papers and reference texts as well as links to related Web sites for further information.
- Software Testbeds: As part of their reseach activities several universities have developed software tools to simulate manufacturing process behavior and attack other manufacturing-related problems. These WWW-based testbeds include instructions on their use as well as sample testbed inputs and outputs. It is anticipated that students may use the testbeds and tutorials as part of their manufacturing course work.
- Manufacturing Education Chat Room: The chat room provides a forum for students and engineers to receive answers to their questions about manufacturing-related topics. It is hoped that the chat room will provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to hold online discussions about manufacturing.
The Manufacturing Education Page has been developed and is being maintained by the participating universities and the Machine Tool-Agile Manufacturing Research Institute (MT-AMRI). Comments and additional links for primers are welcomed.
Comments or suggestions: Contact Prof. John W. Sutherland at firstname.lastname@example.org