This course builds on the concepts elaborated in 340MFGT 292-Principles of Mechanisms. Topics include: Mechanical Drive Systems, Basic & Key Fasteners, Power Transmission Systems, V-Belt Drives, Chain Drives, Heavy Duty V-Belt Drives, V-Belt Selection and Maintenance, Lubrication Concepts, and Torque and Power Measurement. Students will also learn how to select the proper hand and power tools, ratchets, torque, wrenches, and torque settings for equipment assembly. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Class Notes: 340MFGT 297 IS is an Independent Study course. Enrollment Requirements: Grade of C or better in 340MFGT 292 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.