ME317
Design for Manufacturing
Revision Date: November 23, 2005


Text: James G. Bralla, Design for Manufacturing Handbook, McGraw-Hill, 2nd Edition.

Class Web Page URLwww.rose-hulman.edu/~stamper1/me317.html  (also see www.rose-hulman.edu/~stienstr )

Objectives:
This is an introductory course that examines the interactions between design and manufacturing from the designer’s point of view.  Common manufacturing processes will be introduced and design guidelines will be developed for each process.  The successful student will develop a basic understand of the impact his or her design decisions will have on those that attempt to make the product.

Prerequisite:
The prerequisite for this course is Graphical Communications.  It is assumed that you are able to interpret mechanical part drawings.  It is also assumed that you can create and print mechanical part drawings using CAD software.

Homework:
Homework assignments will be announced in class.  Homework will be graded and is due at the start of the class period on the due date.  Late homework will not be graded.

Mini-Projects:
Three mini-projects will be assigned during the course.  These will be discussed as they are assigned.

Examinations:
There will be two 1-hour examinations and a final.

Grading:
The weighting that will be used to determine the course grade is shown in the following table:

Item Percent of Final Grade 
Homework
10%
Mini-Projects
30%
1-Hour Examinations

40%

Final Examination
20%