Manufacturing engineers are focused on designing, developing, and operating integrated manufacturing systems to produce high-quality, economically-competitive products. Manufacturing engineering disciplines are generally centred around designing and operating integrated production systems for high-quality, economically competitive products using computer networks, robots, machine tools, and other equipment. Manufacturing Engineering requires the ability to plan manufacturing practices; investigate and design tools, processes, machines, and equipment; and integrate facilities and systems to manufacture high-quality products at an optimal cost in terms of capital.
As a manufacturing engineer, your main responsibility is to design and develop manufacturing systems and improve the tools and systems in a manufacturing process. A manufacturing engineer’s duties may include developing solutions for manufacturing problems, performing cost-benefit analyses, or operating design computer assistance software for designing and producing products and systems. Manufacturing engineering is the engineering branch focused on improving an object’s production by making changes in product designs or creating more efficient production processes.
Manufacturing engineers work alongside industrial or business designers to redesign products, making them more durable at lower costs. Industrial engineers seek ways to make workers’ routines more efficient to increase output, maintaining a culture focused on safety. A production engineer selects the best technologies and processes for producing a product, plans and designs the plant where that product will be produced, and oversees operations, maintenance, and continual improvements in manufacturing processes.
For a new plant or product, the Manufacturing Engineer will determine the optimum manufacturing process, separate individual steps in the process, design and lay out a manufacturing line, select machinery, design and lay out the individual workstations, and create an operations plan for accelerating production. If there is a need for a new product or system, the manufacturing engineer will work in the team to develop and manufacture it efficiently, economically, safely, and environmentally friendly. The manufacturing or production engineer is focused on turning the raw materials into a revamped or new product as effectively, efficiently, and inexpensively as possible.
Process engineers develop processes that enable factories or companies to produce goods more efficiently, a crucial factor in today’s highly competitive market where customers demand better quality for less money than ever. Case studies will explore the engineering for production and measuring quality in products, the economic aspects, and considerations in the costs in production systems. Topics included are concurrent engineering principles, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), process engineering, process scheduling, cost estimation, and design for manufacturing.
From conception, design, and engineering to project management and reliability services. Industrial and manufacturing engineers (IMEs) take knowledge from physical, information, and human sciences and apply engineering techniques to develop, deploy, operate, and refine systems that produce quality products and services. Nearly every object made could use guidance from an IME, and graduates may work on products from critical medical devices to consumer electronics to even parts for a spacecraft.