Manufacturing Processes Lab: Laboratory Manual covers processes such as Metrology, CAD/CAM, Advance Welding and 2D CNC machining, and Plastics Processing. Each laboratory consists of experiments using several advanced manufacturing processes with the utilisation of various modern tools or equipment. This lab manual provides a structured guideline for lab instructors with teaching notes and students with learning theories. The presentation of the experiments is structured with an introduction to the processes, objectives, and experimental information supported with suitable theories and figures. Safety and health regulations, as well as general standard operating procedures, have been included. It is designed to effectively facilitate students performing the laboratory session in collaborative learning, fulfil the requirements of the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC), and make instruction reflect student-centered learning. In this way, the students will learn approaches to conducting the laboratory session, plan for the expected outcomes, follow the overall laboratory, safety, and health procedures, and appropriately present their findings.

Instructor Biography

Nor Hayati Saad is currently the Assistant Vice Chancellor (Strategy) of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and a professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam Malaysia. She received her PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing from the University of Birmingham (2010) and her Master of Science in Operation Management and Manufacturing Systems (2000) from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. She has more than 15 years of research and teaching-learning experience in the areas of manufacturing processes and systems, MEMS (Micro-Electromechanical System), and operation management. She is actively involved at the national level as a program assessor under the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and has been appointed as the external examiner for engineering programs by a few public and private universities in Malaysia. She has published more than 100 papers at the national and international levels in related areas.


lzdihar Tharazi, a senior lecturer in the School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and a Master of Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), specializing in Advanced Manufacturing Technology. Her teaching and research areas include natural fibres composites, biobased and biodegradable polymers, material processing and characterization, and manufacturing processes. She has had experience in teaching and learning for more than 10 years.


Mohamad Firhan Morni, an assistant lecturer in the School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam for 13 years. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). He initially worked at Panasonic HA Air-Conditioning R&D (M) Sdn Bhd Shah Alam, Selangor, for three years and was responsible for assisting in the new design of windows and split air-conditioning units. He is a certified mechanical designer and specialist in CATIA VS software. He has been a lead educator for the manufacturing processes lab and engineering workshop practice courses. He is also an expert in running several machines, such as plastic injection molding, CNC plasma, (NC-milling and coordinate measuring machines. 

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