Course Title: Manage technical processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MANU5909C

Course Title: Manage technical processes

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5210 - Diploma of Textile Technology and Production Management

Course Contact : Inna Konopov

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9179

Course Contact Email:inna.konopov@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This course offerers a general study of the principles required for developing a range of knitted fabrics as well as acquiring basic understanding and skills required for designing and production of knitted fabrics. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and experience in: the fundamentals of knitting processes,
fabric Construction and using fabric analysis techniques to create a range of knitted fabrics, flat Bed knitting machine processes needed to construct a range of knitted fabrics, circular kittling machine processes needed to construct a range of knitted fabrics, understanding of the principles of production and manufacture of knitted fabrics and how this may affect the properties and performance of the fabric.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN4013A Manage technical processes

Element:

1. Coordinate resource use
2. Manage the process
3. Facilitate process problem resolution
4. Monitor process improvements/variations

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Technical process requirements are interpreted in terms of resources and procedures
1.2 Schedules and technical resources are confirmed with relevant personnel
1.3 Process and safety requirements are clarified, where necessary
2.1 Roles and responsibilities are allocated as required
2.2 Technical process is monitored and guidance provided where required
2.3 Process parameters are monitored to ensure conformance to requirements
2.4 Safety associated with the process, including chemical handling, is monitored
3.1 Methods to solve process problems are identified through facilitation of meetings or discussions
3.2 Knowledge of process improvement and technical systems are used to assist in the systematic identification and resolution of process problems
3.3 Preferred option to resolve the problem is recommended and documented
3.4 Implementation of the recommended problem resolution option is facilitated
4.1 Improvements and variations to process are monitored to ensure outcome meets specifications, production schedule and workplace requirements
4.2 Data is collated and analysed to evaluate the effectiveness of process improvements or variations


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Blended learning consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops.


Teaching Schedule


Week Beginning Session – Topic Element
Performance Criteria
Assessment Tasks
9 February 09

Introduction to knitting, Developments in Knitting, Types of knitting ( warp and weft knitting)
MCMT250A (1) 
16 February 09
Knitting elements. Loop Formation, Stitch Length, Stitch density, Circular knitting machinesMCMT250A (1)
LMTGN4013A ( 1,2,3,4)
 
23 February 09
Weft and warp knits. Knitting terms and definitions (Wales and Courses, Gauge, knitted loop).Types of knitting stitchesLMTGN4013A (1&4)
MCMT250A (1&3)
 
2 March 09
Basic knitted structures. Other loops structures. Notations of knitted structures.LMTGN4013A (1&4)
MCMT250A (1&2)
 
9 March 09
Analysis of knitted fabric structures. Determining courses and wales per unit length, the weight of knitted fabrics and other parametersLMTGN4013A (1,3&4)Issue assessment Task 3 requirement
16 March 09
Learning to knit on hand driven circular machineLMTGN4013A (1&2)Issue assessment Task 2 requirement
23 March 09
Knitting on circular machineLMTGN4013A (1&2) 
30 March 09 Knitting on circular machine. Knit tension and loop variation, fabric sett calculation and development of stripesLMTGN4013A (1&2) 
6 April 09Easter Holidays  
13 April 09Easter Holidays  
20 April 09

Submission/presentation (Sample presentation board- circular)LMTGN4013A (1,2,3,4)Submission of assessment Task 2
27 April 09
Weft Knitting Machines: Flat bed domestic and industrialMCMT250A (1&3)
LMTGN4013A ( 1,3,4)
 
4 May 09
Flat bed knitting machine. Introduction. Key components, operation and function. Stitch forming process on flat bed knitting machine. Range of special stitches and patterns produced on flat bed knitting machineMCMT250A (1&3)
LMTGN4013A ( 1,3,4)
Issue assessment Task 4 requirement
11 May 09
Basic Machine parts involved in loop formationMCMT250A (1,2,3)Submission of assessment Task 4
18 May 09
Learning to knit on flat bed knitting machine
Discussion of project requirements. Sourcing inspirations and yarns for students’ folios.
LMTGN4013A (1&2Issue assessment Task 1 requirement
25 May 09
Knitting. Casting on and off. Single Jersey knittingLMTGN4013A (1&2,4) 
1 June 09
Learning to Knit different stitchesLMTGN4013A (1&3)Submission of assessment Task 3
8 June 09
Continue on knitting different stitchesLMTGN4013A (1&3) 
15 June 09
Decreasing and Increasing on flat machineLMTGN4013A (1,2,3)Submission of assessment Task1
22 June 09 Submission/presentation (Sample presentation board- flat bed)  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

1. Knitting technology: a comprehensive handbook and practical guide, Spencer, David J. Edition: 3rd ed., Cambridge, England, 2001
2. Flat knitting technology, Raz, Samuel, Germany, Universal Maschinenfabrik, 1993


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Students will study fabrics (knitting) in tutorials, practical experimentation and through prescribed exercises and assessment work. Students will be guided through the processes of machine knitting


Assessment Tasks

Task 1. Prepare and run a flat bed knitting machine to produce desired fabric 30%

Task 2. Prepare and run a circular knitting machine to produce desired 30%

Task 3. Analyse knitted fabric structures 20%

Task 4. Knitted fabric construction calculation report 20%


Assessment Matrix



Elements

Task 1
Technical Report, Practical Demonstration & Observation
Task 2
Technical Report, Problem solving schedule & Practical demonstration
Task 3
Written report
Task 4
Calculation report & Practical demonstration
LMTGN4013A/01- Coordinate resource use YesYesYes-
LMTGN4013A/02- Manage the processYesYes--
LMTGN4013A/03- Facilitate process problem resolution YesYesYes-
LMTGN4013A/04- Monitor process improvements/variations -YesYes-

Other Information

Teaching Schedule: (Cluster units) This unit is taught as part of a cluster which includes MCMT250A.

This guideline maybe subject to change without notice.

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