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Manufacturing Processes I

Course Description

This course is an introduction to manufacturing processes and manufacturing systems including assembly, machining, injection molding, casting, thermoforming, and more. Emphasis on the physics and randomness and how they influence quality, rate, cost, and flexibility. Attention to the relationship between the process and the system, and the process and part design. Project (in small groups) requires fabrication (and some design) of a product using several different processes.

Course Objective

Elastic and plastic deformation. Concept of strain hardening. Hot and cold working processes -rolling, forging, extrusion, swaging, wire and tube drawing. Machines and equipment for the processes. Parameters and force calculations. Test methods for formability.

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