A fundamental aspect of manufacturing is the processing of materials into products. This course focuses on the processes by which materials are economically processed into different shapes. The overall goal is to develop an understanding of the principles and practical knowledge of different materials processes and be able to apply that knowledge when considering the geometry, functionality, and materials required for a product. Topics covered address processes for metal, polymers, and ceramics and include machining, casting, forming, joining, sheet metal, extrusion, additive methods (3D printing), and coating processes.
2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of lab per week
[Course fee $100]