2.830J Control of Manufacturing Processes (SMA 6303), Spring 2004
Author(s)Hardt, D. E. (David E.)
Control of Manufacturing Processes (SMA 6303)
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The objective of this subject is to understand the nature of manufacturing process variation and the methods for its control. First, a general process model for control is developed to understand the limitations a specific process places on the type of control used. A general model for process variation is presented and three methods are developed to minimize variations: Statistical Process Control, Process Optimization and in-process Feedback Control. These are considered in a hierarchy of cost-performance tradeoffs, where performance is based on changes in process capability. This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 6306 (Manufacturing Physics III: Process Optimisation and Control).
Process control, manufacturing process, discrete system feedback control theory, empirical and adaptive modeling, off-line optimization, statistical process control, real-time control, 2.830J, 2.830
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