Undergraduate Curriculum Learning Objectives
MCEN 4026 - Manufacturing Processes and Systems
1. Central Role of Manufacturing
- Define manufacturing and explain its relationship to design and marketing.
- Describe the value added by manufacturing and its role in creating wealth in a nation.
- Provide a historical perspective on the changing nature of manufacturing in the USA.
2. Material Properties, Product Attributes and Related Phenomenon
- Describe the nature of materials including atomic structure, crystalline and non-crystalline structures, and engineering materials.
- Explain stress-strain relationships.
- Discuss effect of temperature on properties.
3. Engineering Materials
- Explain alloys and phase diagrams.
- Discuss ferrous and non-ferrous metals and super alloys.
- Discuss fundamentals of polymer technology, including thermosetting and thermoplastic polymers and elastomers.
- Introduce students to composite materials such as metal matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites and polymer matrix composites.
- Explain the fundamentals of heat treatment for ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
4. Metal Casting
- Discuss the fundamentals of casting metals including casting terminology, solidification analysis, cast structure, shrinkage and common defects.
- Explain different expendable mold casting processes.
- Discuss the different multi-use mold casting processes.
- Introduce students to good foundry practices and product design considerations.
5. Metal Forming and Sheet Metal Working
- Explain fundamentals of metal forming including material behavior and temperature in metal forming.
- Cover fundamentals of rolling, forging, extrusion, wire and bar drawing.
- Describe basics of sheet metal working from cutting, bending and drawing operations to dies and presses for sheet metal processes.
6. Material Removal Processes
- Provide theory of chip formation in metal machining.
- Describe force relationships and the Merchant Equation, and provide energy and power relationships in machining.
- Introduce students to turning, drilling, milling, grinding and broaching operations.
7. Polymer Processing
- Describe the technology and the underlying physics of shaping processes for plastics.
- Discuss properties of polymer melts.
- Explain fundamental polymer processing including extrusion, spinning, coating processes, injection molding, compression and transfer molding.
- Provide an introduction to shaping processes for polymer matrix composites.
8. Principles of World Class Manufacturing
- Introduce students to basic practices of World Class Manufacturing.
- Explain the principles underlying inspection, quality control, SPC and process capability indices.
9. Joining and Assembly Processes (optional)
- Provide an overview of welding technology; discuss the weld joint and the physics of welding. Introduce students to different welding processes including arc, resistance, oxyfuel gas and solid-state welding.
- Discuss the basics of brazing, soldering and adhesive bonding. Describe the different soldering processes including vapor phase, wave and infrared soldering.
- Explain the basic differences between the different joining processes.
A senior level course that examines widely used manufacturing processes for metals, polymers, microelectronics and also exposes students to principles and practices of world class manufacturing. Lecture topics include material properties; engineering materials; casting, molding and related processes; metal forming and sheet metal working; material removal processes; joining and assembly processes; electronics manufacturing technology; and principles and practices of world class manufacturing.
Prepared by Daria Kotys-Schwartz 4/28/09