This course aims to provide the knowledge and skills (i.e., the ability to apply knowledge) necessary to study manufacturing processes and systems, together with assembly of components and industrial products.
The primary objective of this course is to develop skills that allow the student to understand processes involved in the production of a mechanical component within an industrial context based on information within the technical drawing.
To this end, it is essential to obtain knowledge relating to the following topics:
Information contained within the technical drawing in terms of workpiece geometry, materials, surface finish and form and positioning tolerances;
Issues relating to obtaining a certain level of precision during processing and knowledge of the measurement devices necessary for quantification of precision;
Foundry and plastic deformation intended as primary forming processes;
Reversible and irreversible joining techniques;
Machining and machine tools.
The ultimate goal of this course is for students to obtain skills relating to manufacturing of a mechanical component and development of a correct (rational and economical) machining sequence plan that comprises all necessary steps for production.
To this end, it is necessary to develop the following skills:
Study of the primary forming process of a component;
Choice of the raw material (in terms of dimensions, material and primary production process) for machining of a component;
Identification of the sequence of operations necessary for production of the component;
Positioning and reference of the component with respect to the machine tool with appropriate fixtures.