Class Outline
ME393, Design for Manufacturing

Winter 2003-2004

Week 1:
Class Day Date Topics Project Assignments Comments
1 M 12-1

1st Day Logistics

 

1.3, General Principles of DFM  

   
2 W 12-3

1.2, Economics of Process Selection

Characterization of Part Geometry

  • metrology

  • tolerances

  • surface finish  

 

Mini-Project 1 Assigned  
3 F 12-5

3.1, Metal Extrusions

3.11, Roll Forming

   
Week 2:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
4 M 12-8

3.2, Metal Stampings

   
5 W 12-10

Bending

   
6 F 12-12

3.12, Powder-Metal Parts

   
 
Week 3:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
7 M 12-15

3.13, Forgings

   
8 W 12-17

Exam 1

Mini-Project 2 Assigned

 
9 F 12-19

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Mini-Project 1 Due  
Week 4:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
10 M 1-5

4.3, Intro to Machining

   
11 W 1-7

4.5, Hole Making

   
12 F 1-9

4.3, 4.4, Turning

   
Week 5:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
13 M 1-12

4.6, Milling

   
14 W 1-14

4.13,14,15, Grinding

   
15 F 1-16

5.1, Sand Casting

   
 
Week 6:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
16 M 1-19

5.3, Investment Casting

   
17 W 1-21

5.4, Die Casting

   
18 F 1-23

Rapid Prototyping

 Mini-Project 2 Due  
 
Week 7:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
19 M 1-26

6.2, Plastic Injection Molding

Mini-Project 3 Assigned  
20 W 1-28

6.4, Rotational Molding

6.5, Blow-molding

6.8, Thermoforming

   
21 F 1-30 Exam 2    
Week 8:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
22 M 2-2

Snap-fits

Living hinges

Assembly techniques for polymers

   
23 W 2-4

Joining Techniques

   
24 F 2-6

Design for Assembly

   
Week 9:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
25 M 2-9

Design for Assembly

and Safety/Ergonomics

Poka Yoke

   
26 W 2-11

Product Structure:

  • late point identification

  • modular design

 

   
27 F 2-13 Robust Design

 

 
Week 10:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
28 M 2-16

Six Sigma

Cp

Cpk

 

   
29 W 2-18

Statistical Process Control

   
30 F 2-20

Contingency

Evals

 Mini-Project 3 Due