30 hours lectures, 70 independent learning time including written assignment.
Coursework worth 15 credits
On successful completion of this study the student should be able to:
- Critically evaluate ultra precision engineering issues in a deterministic and logical manner.
- Demonstrate fundamental understanding and critical awareness that random results are a consequence of random procedures.
- Critically review, assess and evaluate the design of precision machines and motion systems based on their adherence to established principles of precision engineering.
- Articulate a critical awareness that the main enemy of precision and ultra precision motion is uncontrolled or “stray” energy.
- Demonstrate conceptual thinking to critically evaluate how stray energy influences the response of precision engineering systems.
This module will introduce determinism as a manufacturing philosophy. introduce the principles applied to precision engineering systems, including:
Kinematics, Structures, Slideways, Spindles, bearings, measuring systems, actuators, advanced CNC systems, dynamic performance analysis, machine calibration, geometric error budgeting.