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Hours to complete

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Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week...
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Subtitles: English
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 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
2 hours to complete

Strategic issues in implementing the digital thread

The purpose of this module is to outline the strategies, barriers, and business factors related to the implementation of a digital thread approach. Details of individual lessons in this module are provided below....
Reading
4 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
A Business Case for the Digital Thread5m
Transitioning to the Digital Thread7m
Challenges and Benefits of Implementing the Digital Thread9m
Reading4 readings
Acknowledgements10m
Resources: A Business Case for the Digital Thread10m
Resources: Transitioning to the Digital Thread10m
Resources: Implementation of the Digital Thread10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Self-check4m
Self- check10m
Self-check4m
Digital Thread: Implementation- Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Cyberinfrastructure Components of the Digital Thread

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the Information Technology components supporting the digital thread. Details of individual lessons in this module are provided below....
Reading
4 videos (Total 26 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
Video4 videos
Computing Resources9m
Virtualization4m
Resources for Cloud-based Computing6m
Reading2 readings
Resources: Cyberinfrastructure15m
Resources: Resources for Cloud Based Computing20m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Self-check4m
Self-check6m
Self-check4m
Self-Quiz6m
Digital Thread: Implementation- Week 2 Quiz30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Technologies used in the Design Process

The purpose of this module is to discuss individual digital analysis tools used in the design process. Details of individual lessons in this module are provided below....
Reading
5 videos (Total 21 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
Video5 videos
Finite Element Analysis4m
Computational Fluid Dynamics4m
Mold Design3m
Verification and Validation4m
Reading4 readings
Resources: Computer Aided Drawing - CAD5m
Resources: Finite Element Analysis - FEA15m
Resources: Mold Design20m
Resources: Verification and Validation2m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Digital Thread: Implementation- Week 3 Quiz30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Digital Thread on the Shop Floor

The purpose of this module is to introduce the growing number of digital tools available to support manufacturing operations. Details of individual lessons in this module are provided below....
Reading
5 videos (Total 27 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
Video5 videos
Additive Manufacturing7m
Digital Work Instructions5m
Digital Documents and Records6m
Digital Metrology Approaches4m
Reading4 readings
Resources: 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing25m
Resources: Digital Work Instructions20m
Resources: Digital Drawings and Revision Control3m
Resources: Digital Metrology Approaches15m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Self-check4m
Digital Thread: Implementation- Week 4 Quiz30m
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By MPApr 30th 2017

Thank you for giving me excellent information on digital manufacturing. It is very helpful course for me. Thank you The State University of New York and Coursera.

By DCJan 5th 2018

Good overview of how the Digital Thread is utilized in organizations to cut costs and improve operations and customer service. Good resources.

Instructor

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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

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

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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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