Manufacturing involves plans, materials, personnel, and equipment which are transformed in some way that adds value. Students acquire leadership and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in process and systems design, manufacturing operations, maintenance, technical sales or service functions. The curriculum concentrates on the study of individual subsystems and their overall optimization of cost, quality, speed, and flexibility goals for the success of a manufacturing enterprise. Students from the program are currently employed in a wide variety of industries including medical, electronics, power systems, defense, and automotive.
Workstations in CAD lab are equipped with Parametric Technology Corporation's (PTC) Creo ver. 2.0 parametric modeler with all its available modules. Currently, the PTC software is used for MET 142, MET 341, MET 386 and MET 347 courses and design projects. The lab maintains a limited number of licenses on Master CAM for teaching computer aided manufacturing (CAM).
The 750 Sq ft facility supports additive manufacturing and precision measurement course and laboratory work. Some of the equipment include 3D Printers based on Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), Stereolithography (SLA) and Binder Jetting. Other equipment include a Coordinate Measurement Machine, Laser Scanner and Visual Dimensional Measurement System.