Intelligent Machining

Manufacturers are increasingly utilizing self-aware machine tools that are able to make decisions related to machine activity processes. This is called intelligent machining, and through this course, participants receive a primer on its background, tools and related terminology. They learn about various sensors and sensing techniques, process control strategies, and open architecture systems that can be leveraged to enable intelligent machining. This is the fifth of nine courses in the Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology series that explores the many facets of manufacturing’s “Fourth Revolution,” commonly known as Industry 4.0.

This online course is available on the Coursera platform.

Course Duration: Approximately 4 weeks (2.5-5 hours of effort per week)

Learning Outcomes

  • Be prepared to engage in the implementation of intelligent machining projects

Intended Audience

Anyone interested in how digital advances are changing the landscape and capabilities of manufacturing, from high school graduates exploring careers to operations managers and business owners hungry for an understanding of the newest manufacturing technologies

Prerequisites

None

Credential Opportunities

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): TCIE grants 0.1 CEUs upon successful completion of this course for a fee of $25.
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs): TCIE grants 1 PDH upon successful completion of this course for a fee of $25.   

For either a CEU or PDH, a learner must complete a request form. The process entails providing proof of the learner’s Verified Certificate (VC) issued by Coursera. A VC indicates a learner has completed a course with a passing score (he/she does not receive a letter grade). CEUs and PDHs are eligible for those earning a certificate on November 11, 2019 or later.