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Course unit
INP4063320, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0518, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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Teacher in charge ENRICO SAVIO ING-IND/16

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/16 Production Technologies and Systems 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 SAVIO ENRICO (Presidente)
CARMIGNATO SIMONE (Membro Effettivo)
2 A.A. 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 SAVIO ENRICO (Presidente)
CARMIGNATO SIMONE (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of manufacturing processes, geometrical product specifications (GPS), basics of measuring processes, integrated CAD/CAM systems.
Target skills and knowledge: Learn methods and techniques for quality assurance of manufacturing processes, with focus on the verification of Geometrical Product Specifications. Understand benefits and main issues related to the advanced geometrical characterisation of surface, form and dimensions. Enable proper management of measuring systems for quality control and monitoring of industrial production systems.
Examination methods: Written examination and final colloquium.
The written test (60% of final mark) includes 10 multiple choice questions, 3 open questions and an excercise.
Lab experiments will generate data to be analysed by the student as groupwork and discussed at the final colloquium individually (40% of final mark).
Assessment criteria: Continuous assessment durign lab experiments, written exam and final colloquium.
Lab experiments will generate data to be analysed by the student as homework and discussed at the final colloquium.
Course unit contents: Introduction. Quality management systems. ISO 9000 standards. Benefits and costs of quality control activities.
Statistical Process Control (SPC). Control charts. Process capabilities.
Acceptance testing. Sampling plans. Decision rules.
Surface metrology. Verification of roughness in industrial practice. Advanced mapping of surface geometry, nanometrology of surfaces and microparts.
Dimensional and form metrology. Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and systems. Non-contact metrology. Computed tomography for dimensional metrology.
Quality assurance of manufacturing processes: testing of machine tools.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: In addition to lectures in the classroom, the course includes 16 hours of hands-on experiments at the Laboratory of Industrial and Geometrical Metrology. Lab experiments will generate data to be analysed by the student as homework and discussed at the final colloquium.
Some selected topics will be given by lecturers from European universities or companies.

Hand-on experiments are based on the following equipment:
- Contact scanning CMM
- Multisensor CMM (laser, imaging, contact)
- Metrological Computed Tomography system
- Optical 3D profiler (confocal and interferometric)
- Digital roughness testers
- Handheld dimensional measuring equipment
Additional notes about suggested reading: Textbook: "Geometrical Metrology and Machine Testing"
Additional material will be available online.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • De Chiffre L. et al., Geometrical Metrology and Machine Testing (English). Lyngby, Denmark: Polyteknisk Boghandel, 2016. Available on Cerca nel catalogo
  • Montgomery D.C., Statistical Quality Control. --: Wiley, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Hocken R.J., Pereira P.H., Coordinate Measuring Machines and Systems, Second Edition. --: CRC Press, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Malagola G., Ponterio A., La metrologia dimensionale. Teoria e procedure di taratura. Bologna: Società Editrice Esculapio, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Pfeifer T., Imkamp D., Schmitt R., Coordinate Metrology and CAx-Application in Industrial Production – Basics, Interfaces, and Integration. Munich: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Carmignato S., Dewulf W., Leach R., Industrial X-Ray Computed Tomography. --: Springer, 2017.