Class Outline
ME393, Design for Manufacturing

Spring 2003

Week 1:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
1 M 3-10

1st Day Logistics

Characterization of Part Geometry

  • metrology

  • tolerances

  • surface finish       

Mini-Project 1 Assigned  
2 T 3-11

1.2, Economics of Process Selection

1.3, General Principles of DFM

   Class cancelled
3 R 3-13

3.1, Metal Extrusions

3.11, Roll Forming

   
Week 2:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
4 M 3-17

3.2, Metal Stampings

   
5 T 3-18

Bending

Roll Forming

   
6 R 3-20

3.12, Powder-Metal Parts

   
 
Week 3:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
7 M 3-24

3.13, Forgings

   
8 T 3-25

4.3, Intro to Machining

Mini-Project 1 Due

Mini-Project 2 Assigned

 
9 R 3-27

Exam 1

   exam is delayed until 4/3
Week 4:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
10 M 3-31

4.5, Hole Making

   
11 T 4-1

4.3, 4.4, Turning

   
12 R 4-3

4.6, Milling

   
Week 5:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
13 M 4-7

4.13,14,15, Grinding

   
14 T 4-8

5.1, Sand Casting

   
15 R 4-10

5.3, Investment Casting

   
 
Week 6:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
16 M 4-14

5.4, Die Casting

   
17 T 4-15

Rapid Prototyping

   
18 R 4-17

Exam 2

 Mini-Project 2 Due  
Spring Break
Week 7:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
19 M 4-28

6.2, Plastic Injection Molding

Mini-Project 3 Assigned  
20 T 4-29

6.4, Rotational Molding

6.5, Blow-molding

6.8, Thermoforming

   
21 R 5-1

Snap-fits

Living hinges

Assembly techniques for polymers

   
Week 8:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
22 M 5-5

Joining Techniques

   
23 T 5-6

Design for Assembly

   
24 R 5-8

Design for Assembly

and Safety/Ergonomics

   
Week 9:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
25 M 5-12

Product Structure:

  • late point identification

  • modular design

   
26 T 5-13

Surface Treatments

   
27 R 5-15

Six Sigma

Cp

Cpk

 

 
Week 10:
Class Day Date Topics Assignments Comments
28 M 5-19

Statistical Process Control

   
29 T 5-20

Exam 3

   
30 R 5-22

Contingency

Evals

 Mini-Project 3 Due