Control of Manufacturing Processes OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Manufacturing Engineering Course

Published Jan 13, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) shares the materials from its course, 'Control of Manufacturing Processes' for free online through OpenCourseWare. This graduate-level course emphasizes manufacturing process variations and techniques for controlling those variations. The information is geared toward engineers pursuing a graduate-level degree or advanced training in an area related to manufacturing, such as a Master's of Mechanical Engineering degree. An understanding of statistics and probability is recommended for all students considering this course.

Control of Manufacturing Processes: Course Specifics

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Control of Manufacturing Processes: Course Description

Training in classic control systems and probability and statistics are recommended prior to beginning the 'Control of Manufacturing Processes' course. The notes for 24 lectures, written by MIT Professor David Hardt, are available for download within this OpenCourseWare. Typical process control problems and their origins, statistical descriptions, process optimization and feedback control are all addressed in this course. Lecture topics include process modeling, sources of variation, charting and process capability, empirical process modeling, loop analysis and cycle to cycle control. Eleven of the lectures focus on specific models, spreadsheets or other data which is provided for download.

This course includes the lecture notes, corresponding materials and readings available for download. To learn more, visit the control of manufacturing processes course page.

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