Manufacture at a Glance

Manufacture at a Glance

The manufacturing field is the focus Mechanical Engineering Study Program, UII. Manufacturing is one branch of mechanical engineering that studies how a product is made, from ideas, designs, manufacturing processes, into a product that is ready to be marketed.

The development of information and communication technology is currently also very influential on manufacturing. There are three important stages in the manufacturing process of a product, namely design, analysis, and production process. At the design stage, it is known as Computer Aided Design (CAD), which is a computer-assisted design process. CAD software not only makes it easy in the process of transferring ideas into image designs but also acts as a product database. A product consisting of many components can be better documented in the specifications and design of each component along with how to assemble it using the product database.

In the second stage of the manufacturing process, i.e. analysis, the need to test a product. (e.g. a strength test;), can be minimized because it can be done by conducting analysis and simulation using Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software. This certainly can save time and product development costs. At the stage of the production process, there are two technologies related to machining processes, namely Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC). CAM is a device that is used to convert image designs into a tool track for production machines. The results of the CAM are then sent to CNC machines which are production machines, such as lathes, milling machines or cutting machines, which are controlled by computers.