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Virtual Reality and Simulation in Manufacturing

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MM 4011

Delivery Method
Partially online
Tuition | Fees

About This Course

Virtual reality meets manufacturing in this creative course for problem solvers. By mastering the use of simulation software (Simio), you’ll be able to assess product flow along an assembly line and suggest sequences that dramatically improve efficiency, thereby cutting costs. The skill set students acquire in this course has opened innumerable doors for job seekers because visual representations provide hard evidence that certain models will be successful. Learn how to simulate many different processes at once and be introduced to augmented and virtual reality, new technologies that are being introduced to speed up the development of manufacturing lines. This course will supplement any career path that involves operations and efficiency.

Sample course topics: Simio, serial manufacturing, entity routing, flexible manufacturing


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Michael Boone

B.S., mechanical engineering, Iowa State University

Michael Boone is Director of Engineering at Shattuck−St. Mary’s School, a private boarding school in Faribault, MN. There he developed a specialized college prep engineering program, for which he recruits students from all around the world. Before his work at Shattuck, Michael spent 13 years in the manufacturing and engineering field. He worked locally at MTS Systems and PaR Systems on a wide variety of projects, from prototyping theme park rides to designing nuclear waste handling equipment. Michael was also involved in a program to design test equipment for space shuttle booster rockets.

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