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Undergraduate Course: Manufacturing Technology 3 (MECE09013)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryManufacturing is the creation, through one or several processing operations, of components or products from basic raw materials. The effectiveness of process selection will be based on the inter-related criterion of design parameters, material selection and process economies.
Course description Course Syllabus
Course Overview
1. Introduction. Processing overview. Materials-process matrix.
2. Microstructure and properties
Mechanical properties, length scales, examples
3. Materials Selection
Ashby approach using materials selection maps
Liquid to solid transition; phase diagrams.
The importance of oxide films and residual stresses.
Microstructure of castings; porosity; removal of porosity.
Defects in castings
Sand casting, Die casting, Centrifugal casting, Slush casting.
Investment casting aerospace turbine blade.
Design for castings.
Trends in casting
5. Thermomechancial processing (forging, extrusion and rolling)
The importance of grain size; Hall-Petch relationship
General deformation characteristics, Hot working, Cold working, Open die forging, Closed die forging, Impression die forging.
Rolling dynamics, Rolling forces, Rolling design.
Direct and indirect extrusion processes. The role of friction in extrusion.
6. Heat treatment
Steel heat treatment; precipitation hardening. Problems with heat treatment processes.
7. Machining processes
Single-point cutting, Multiple-point cutting, Tool geometry, Chip formation, Chip types.
Cutting dynamics: Chip formation, Chip types, Cutting forces, Shear angle vs. shear stress, tool materials, tool life, cutting tool materials
Non-traditional machining processes
Electrochemical machining, Electrodischarge machining, Ultrasonic machining, Electron-beam and laser machining.
Polymers, composites, ceramics and glasses
8. Manufacture with plastics and composites
Plastic forming processes, compression moulding, blow moulding, extrusion, vacuum forming.
9. Ceramic and glass processing
10. Finishing and Surface treatments:
Chemical cleaning, Ultrasonic cleaning, electropolishing, electroplating, vapour deposition.
11. Joining
Fastening, Welding, MIG, TIG, laser, EBM, Bonding
12. Process Selection
How to select a process.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 63 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Examination 80%
Assignment 20%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course, the students should be able to
1. Understand the principles and techniques of casting, forming, joining and finishing operations and be able to determine their suitability.
2. Calculate and understand appropriate single-point machining relationships taking tool material and machine constraints into consideration.
3. Understand the principles and appropriateness of non-traditional machining processes
4. Select a suitable manufacturing process in order to achieve the specified product performance and design criterion while considering cost
Reading List
Principles of modern manufacturing, Mikell Groover, 4th Ed, Wiley 2011.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserProf Alistair Elfick
Tel: (0131 6)50 7254
Course secretaryMrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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