Factory simulation is the epitome of manufacturing engineering students’ studies
Every Spring semester since 2002, Ohio Northern University has arranged a manufacturing simulation course aimed at third or fourth year manufacturing engineering students. During the course, the students are expected to complete a project using simulation software. This prepares them for working life as the visualization and simulation of factories will be a key component of their future careers.
“Visualizations are valuable because they allow everyone, from managers and operators to maintenance personnel and custodians, to understand the benefits and consequences of changing the environment or changing the layout,” says Professor Paul Nutter, who teaches the course.