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Hours to complete

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 2 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Artificial Intelligence (AI)Digital DesignManufacturing EngineerIndustry 4.0
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 2 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The Big Picture

The purpose of this module is to introduce learners to the factors and trends motivating the transition from the current state of manufacturing to a DMD model. Details of individual lessons in this module are provided below....
Reading
7 videos (Total 34 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
Video7 videos
Introduction to Digital Manufacturing and Design3m
Digital Manufacturing and Design8m
Impact on Manufacturing Careers5m
Advantages of Digital Manufacturing and Design4m
Information Sharing in the Digital Thread2m
Multiple Organizations in the Manufacturing Process4m
Reading6 readings
Acknowledgements10m
Resources: Digital Manufacturing and Design20m
Resources: Career Opportunities10m
Resources: Transition to Digital Manufacturing and Design10m
Resources: Data Procurement Standards10m
Resources: Manufacturing Supply Chains15m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Self-check6m
Self-check6m
Self-check6m
Self-check6m
Self-check4m
Digital Manufacturing & Design. Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Components of the Paradigm

The purpose of this module is to introduce learners to the multiple components that integrate to create a future manufacturing enterprise (i.e., a digital link between design and production, leveraging data analytics to identify opportunities for increased quality and efficiency, interconnected and transparent machines, production facilities, and supply chains). Details of individual lessons in this module are provided below....
Reading
6 videos (Total 27 min), 9 readings, 5 quizzes
Video6 videos
Gaining Insight from Data6m
A Closed Loop Approach4m
Integrated Information Systems in the Product Lifecycle2m
Protecting Your Organization5m
Your 4.0 Roadmap to Success: Overview2m
Reading9 readings
Resources: Introduction to the Digital Thread10m
Resources: Advanced Analysis20m
Resources: Intelligent Machining10m
Resources: Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise3m
Resources: Digital Manufacturing Security10m
Your 4.0 Roadmap to Success-- Resources10m
Your 4.0 Roadmap to Success: Step 120m
Digital Manufacturing & Design-- Key Takeaways10m
Digital Manufacturing & Design-- Course References10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Self-Check4m
Self- Check4m
Self-Check4m
Self-Check4m
Digital Manufacturing & Design. Week 2 Quiz30m
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Top Reviews

By MPApr 2nd 2017

Thank you for giving me excellent information on digital manufacturing & design. It is very helpful course for me. Thank you University of Buffalo, The state University of New York and Coursera.

By ZIOct 9th 2018

The course provides a very informative overview of digital manufacturing and design. i had found it very useful for my workplace activities.....

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Ken English

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Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies Community of Excellence

About University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo (UB) is a premier, research-intensive public university and the largest, most comprehensive institution of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. UB offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and nearly 300 graduate and professional programs....

About The State University of New York

The State University of New York, with 64 unique institutions, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. Educating nearly 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs both on campus and online, SUNY has nearly 3 million alumni around the globe....

About the Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology Specialization

Whether you’re a high school graduate exploring manufacturing careers, or an operations manager hungry for an understanding of the newest manufacturing technologies, this specialization will provide a foundation in how digital advances are changing the landscape and capabilities of factories. Nine courses – developed with input from the manufacturing industry – touch on Industry 4.0 and its components, including digital manufacturing and design practices, the concept of the digital thread, the Internet of Things and Big Data. To learn more about the Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology specialization, please watch the overview video by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: https://youtu.be/wETK1O9c-CA...
Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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