Basics of Manufacturing Engineering

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Course Overview

This course will cover material properties, the data needed to design optimal processes, the best tool and work holding principles, and the impact of process selection on cost.

Who Should Attend?

Who should attend?

  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Industrial engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Other manufacturing personnel including supervisors, inspectors and operators

Course Outline

Sheet Metal Processing for Manufacture

Plastics–Design for Manufacture

Machining – Design for Production

Design for Forging

Design for Metalcasting

Design Examples

Problem-Solving Sessions (Covering each of the above areas)


Jeff Oelke

Jeff Oelke oversees the Maintenance and Reliability Certificate offered through the University of Wisconsin–Madison Engineering Professional Development. Mr. Oelke has over 20 years of experience working with manufacturing companies. In addition to a thorough understanding of Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and Quick Response Manufacturing strategies, Mr. Oelke has firsthand experience with assembly, metal forming, welding, plastics, printed circuit layout and fabrication, paint and wood products manufacturing processes. Prior to joining Engineering Professional Development, Mr. Oelke was the managing member of the Continuum Management Group, LLC, Richland Center, WI, and the division manager for supplier development at Deere and Company’s Commercial and Consumer Equipment Division. Mr. Oelke possesses MS and BS degrees with concentrations in manufacturing operations and computer hardware architecture.  He has been certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

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