K.T.Ulrich, D. Eppinger, "Progettazione e Sviluppo Prodotto" - MacGraw Hill
Kalpakjian, "Manufacturing Process for Engineering Materials" - Addison Wesley
I. Crivelli Visconti, "Materiali Compositi"
Slide and other PDF materials of the course are available on the Moodle on-line course
To provide the competencies needed to:
• Reengineering of mechanical product using DFM approach
• Optimization of manufacturing costs
• Non conventional and plastic/composite materials manufacturing processes
• Eco manufacturing
The student will acquire the capacity and knowledge on the tools to improve the producibility of industrial products, the production costs and time. It will be provided the competencies to use non conventional processes and plastic/composite materials, particular regards will be sued for the environmental aspect of the processes.
With reference to the knowledge (CC) identified for the course, reference is made to the following descriptors:
- CC1: In-depth knowledge and understanding of the theoretical-scientific aspects of engineering, with a specific reference to mechanical engineering, in which students are able to identify, formulate and solve, even in an innovative way, complex and/or interdisciplinary problems. The ability to understand a multidisciplinary context in the engineering field and to work with a problem solving approach.
- CC6: In-depth knowledge and understanding of production systems and technologies. Understanding the advantages and limitations of technologies and process choices in different application contexts. Knowledge of methods for the representation of mechanical components and systems, and for their reconstruction from artifacts, deepening the aspects strictly connected with production systems and technologies.
With reference to the competences acquired (CA) identified for the Course reference is made to the following descriptors:
- CA4: Applying knowledge and understanding related to the implementation of engineering projects adapted to their level of knowledge and understanding, working in collaboration with engineers and non-engineers. The projects may concern components, equipment and mechanical systems of various kinds and for the widest possible applications.
- CA10: Applying advanced knowledge and understanding to operate effectively, individually and as members of a group, having a clear understanding of the context of engineering problems and of the interdisciplinary implications that characterize mechanical engineering.
The needed competencies for this course are:
• Mechanical Technology
Suggested competencies are:
• Mechanical Design
• Process Planning
46 hours of classroom didactic
2 hours of practical exercises
The students must register to the examinations using the CSIAF system no more than three days earlier than the examination date
Type of Assessment
Development of a DFM case study (only for Mechanical Engineering students) on a product proposed by the students and approved by the professor. The case study must be provided before the end of the course and could be developed also by group with no more than 3-4 students.
Individual oral examination
Tests and oral examination aim at highlighting the acquired knowledge cc1 e cc6, and verifying the capabilities ca4 e ca10.
Design for Manufacturing (2,5 CFU)
- DFM: strategies and examples
- Innovation of manufacturing processes (net shape and best practices)
- Choice of alternative materials
- Minimun cost tolerancing
- Optimization of mechanical assemblies
Manufacturing processes for DFM and special technologies (2 CFU)
- Processes for plastic materials
- Processes for composites
- Non conventional processes (Laser, WaterJet, EDM)
Design for sustainability (1,5 CFU)
- Recycling of materials
- Environmental of manufacturing processes
- Introduction to LCA
- Introduction to EcoDesign