Computer Integrated Manufacturing, PLTW
Grades 11 and 12
Computer Integrated Manufacturing is a course that applies principles of rapid prototyping, robotics, and automation. This course builds upon the computer solid modeling skills developed in Introduction of Engineering Design. Students will use computer controlled rapid prototyping and CNC equipment to solve problems by constructing actual models of their three-dimensional designs. Students will also be introduced to the fundamentals of robotics and how this equipment is used in an automated manufacturing environment. Students will evaluate their design solutions using various techniques of analysis and make appropriate modifications before producing their prototypes. Schools may use the PLTW curriculum to meet the standards for this course. Schools using the curriculum and are part of the Project Lead the Way network must follow all training and data collection requirements.
● Required Prerequisites: Introduction to Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering
● Credits: 2 semester course