Aim of the class is the study of manufacturing processes and systems for industrial parts and products. A systematic approach is adopted for understanding the basic principles and mechanisms of manufacturing processes, and for understanding their capabilities and limitations in terms of functional performance achievable for manufactured products, and in terms of production requirements and constraints. Manufacturing process design and manufacturing process planning are introduced, as well as their integration with product design in computer-aided environments. Theoretical modeling of manufacturing processes is aimed towards the analysis and prediction of the effects of process variables and towards the automation of manufacturing process execution. Traditional manufacturing processes are covered, as long as some innovative processes. Design for manufacturing and concurrent engineering is also covered. The class will consist in lectures and applicative sessions. Team projects will be developed involving the discussion of industrial case studies.