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MFG4102 Mechanical Systems 3 credits

This course focuses on learning the fundamentals of mechanical power. Students learn common mechanical components from nuts and bolts to gears, gear boxes, shafts and bearings. Students perform common mechanical tasks, and learn to fine-tune drive systems involving belts, chains, etc. This course demonstrates the importance of lubrication in maintaining gears and other movable parts, and emphasizes operations to reduce friction and wasted motion, which are major contributors to energy inefficiency.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.