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Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week...
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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Intelligent Machining

The purpose of this module is to introduce the concepts related to intelligent machining paradigm. The key focus will be discussing two key components of intelligent machining, i.e., sensing and control. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 17 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Machining Basics4m
The Evolution of Intelligent Machining6m
Components of Intelligent Machining3m
Reading4 readings
Resources: Why Intelligent Machining30m
Acknowledgements10m
Resources: What Constitutes an Intelligent Machine?15m
Resources: Components of Intelligent Machining20m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Self-check10m
Self-check6m
Self-check6m
Introduction to Intelligent Machining30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Sensors and Sensing Techniques

The purpose of this module is to introduce spectrum of sensors used to implement intelligent machining. The module will also discuss the basics of signal processing and analysis techniques that has brought intelligent machining paradigm closer to industrial realization. Following issues pertaining to sensors and sensing techniques will be elaborated up: (1) Which sensors are to be used in each application? (2) How to acquire and process sensor signals? ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 15 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
Video4 videos
Signal Processing2m
Transforming Data into Information4m
Practical Uses of Machine Learning2m
Reading3 readings
Resources: Types of Sensors15m
Resources: Signal Processing15m
Resources: Machine Learning: Setting the Context20m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Self-check6m
Self-check6m
Self-check6m
Self-check6m
Sensors and Sensing Techniques30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Process Control Strategies

The purpose of this module is to introduce the concept of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) that co-ordinate the real-time control functions....
Reading
4 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
Video4 videos
Closed Loop Process Control Systems4m
Introduction to Adaptive Control5m
Commercially Available Software3m
Reading4 readings
Resources: Introduction to Machining Process Control20m
Resources: Adaptive Control with Optimization10m
Resources: Machining Force Control10m
Resources: Manufacturing Process Control: Commonly Used Software15m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Self-check6m
Self-check6m
Self-check2m
Self-check10m
Process Control Strategies30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Future Directions in Advanced Machining

The purpose of this module is to introduce the background related to open architecture software systems to implement intelligent machining....
Reading
3 videos (Total 10 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Tech Talk on Metrology5m
Your 4.0 Roadmap to Success1m
Reading5 readings
Resources: Future Directions in Advanced Machining15m
Your 4.0 Roadmap to Success -- Resources10m
Your Roadmap Project: Step 530m
Intelligent Machining- Key Takeaways15m
Intelligent Machining- Course References10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Self-check20m
Future Directions30m
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Top Reviews

By SCSep 14th 2018

Great course with good insights on industry 4.0 and the methods of implementation in our current industries. Also, erudite professors who explain the concepts lucidly are really worth mentioning.

By MPApr 30th 2017

Thank you for giving me excellent information on digital manufacturing. It is very helpful course for me. Thank you The State University of New York and Coursera.

Instructor

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Rahul Rai

Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

About University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo (UB) is a premier, research-intensive public university and the largest, most comprehensive institution of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. UB offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and nearly 300 graduate and professional programs....

About The State University of New York

The State University of New York, with 64 unique institutions, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. Educating nearly 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs both on campus and online, SUNY has nearly 3 million alumni around the globe....

About the Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology Specialization

Whether you’re a high school graduate exploring manufacturing careers, or an operations manager hungry for an understanding of the newest manufacturing technologies, this specialization will provide a foundation in how digital advances are changing the landscape and capabilities of factories. Nine courses – developed with input from the manufacturing industry – touch on Industry 4.0 and its components, including digital manufacturing and design practices, the concept of the digital thread, the Internet of Things and Big Data. To learn more about the Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology specialization, please watch the overview video by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: https://youtu.be/wETK1O9c-CA...
Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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