DEGREE PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering

COURSE NUMBER: ME 481 COURSE TITLE: Manufacturing Processes
TEXTBOOK / REQUIRED MATERIAL: Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials, by Serope Kalpakjian and Steven Schmidt, Prentice Hall, 5th Edition PRE / CO-REQUISITES: MECHENG 382. I,(3 credits)
COGNIZANT FACULTY: E. Kannatey-Asibu, Jr.
  1. Manufacturing systems
  2. Overview of manufacturing processes used in industry
  3. Machining processes
  4. Deformation processes
  5. Welding processes
  6. Assembly processes
  7. surface treatment processes with a focus on heat treating
  8. Solidification processes with a focus on metal casting
  9. Reconfigurable manufacturing, additive manufacturing, polymer processing, powder metallurgy
BULLETIN DESCRIPTION: Modeling and quantitative analysis of manufacturing processes used in industry to manufacture mechanical systems: machining, deformation, welding, assembly, surface treatment, and solidification. Process costs and limits; influence of processes on the final mechanical properties of the product. Reconfigurable manufacturing. Three recitations. Undergraduate credit only.
COURSE STRUCTURE/SCHEDULE: Lecture; 2 per week at 3 hours

for each course objective, links to the Program Outcomes are identified in brackets.

  1. To teach the process-level dependence of manufacturing systems through tolerances [5, 11]
  2. To expose the students to a variety of manufacturing processes including their typical use and capabilities [5]
  3. To teach the important effects that manufacturing processes may have on the material properties of the processed part with a focus on the most common processes [1, 5]
  4. To teach the thermal and mechanical aspects, such as force, stress, strain, and temperature, of the most common processes [1, 5]
  5. To provide a technical understanding of common processes to aid in appropriate process selection for the material and required tolerances [1, 5]
  6. To provide a technical understanding of common processes to aid in appropriate material selection for a predetermined process [1, 5]
for each course outcome, links to the Course Objectives are identified in brackets.
  1. Document system, measurement and tolerance issues driven by process selection [1]
  2. Given a part to be manufactured, identify candidate processes that are capable of creating the parts features [2]
  3. Weigh tradeoffs between similar processes based on general pros and cons in terms of heuristic guidelines [2]
  4. Compute force components of interest that are associated with processes that are performed by mechanical means [4]
  5. Compute stresses and strains, both in-process and residual, for mechanical, thermal and thermo-mechanical processes [3, 4]
  6. Compute temperatures and cooling trends in thermal processes [3, 4]
  7. Evaluate process selections for a predetermined material [3, 4, 5]
  8. Evaluate process selections for prescribed tolerances [2, 4, 5]
  9. Evaluate material selections for a predetermined process [3, 4, 6]
for each assessment tool, links to the course outcomes are identified
  1. Weekly problem sets
  2. One in-class midterm exam
  3. One two-hour in-class final exam

PREPARED BY: E. Kannatey-Asibu, Jr.
LAST UPDATED: 06/19/2017