Computer-integrated Manufacturing Systems Laboratory

Student works at Machinery

The Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Systems lab provides students the opportunity to integrate computers into manufacturing.  This includes the use of computers for designing products, controlling manufacturing processes and combining them into systems, and collecting manufacturing information. 

The CIMS lab is designed to perform five functions: research and development, product design, process planning, product manufacturing, and production planning and control.  The CIMS lab is organized into three-subordinate sections that support these functions: 1) Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), 2) Stand-alone Computer-Numerical Control (CNC) Machines, and 3) Flexible-Manufacturing System (FMS).