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Course unit
INM0017519, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0516, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track MECCANICA [002VI]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AND CAM
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge SIMONE CARMIGNATO 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 First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 24/09/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2018/19 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 CARMIGNATO SIMONE (Presidente)
SAVIO ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
BERTI GUIDO (Supplente)
8 2017 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 CARMIGNATO SIMONE (Presidente)
SAVIO ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
BERTI GUIDO (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Knowledge about the characteristics of metallic and polymeric materials.
Target skills and knowledge: The main aim of the course is to give the basic knowledge of manufacturing processes, with particular regard to casting processes, bulk and sheet forming processes, machining operations, polymer processing, additive manufacturing, non-conventional processes, joining and fastening processes.
For each process, different aspects related to its mechanics, the suitable process parameters, the process and equipment characteristics, the selection criteria, the obtainable products and related materials will be given. Besides the theoretical aspects, some examples will be given with the aim of solving practical manufacturing problems. Moreover, the student will acquire the capability of selecting the appropriate process.
Examination methods: Written exam, including open questions and exercises. The final mark is calculated as the average of the results obtained in the single parts of the exam. Possible additional oral exam only in specific cases requested by the teacher when clarifications are needed.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation is based on the understanding of course contents, the comprehension of concepts and methods, and capability of applying them autonomously and appropriately. The student is expected to understand the complexity and interdisciplinary nature of manufacturing activities, including the interactions between materials, design, and manufacturing processes, and the numerous factors involved in their selection.
Course unit contents: Fundamentals of product and process design, concurrent engineering and computer integrated manufacturing. Fundamentals of the mechanical behavior of materials in manufacturing: tension, compression, torsion, yield criteria, work of deformation. Structure and manufacturing properties of metals. Surfaces, tribology, dimensional characteristics, inspection, and product quality assurance.
Metal-casting processes and equipment: solidification of metals, cast structures, fluid flow and heat transfer, melting practice and furnaces, ingot casting and continuous casting, expendable-mold, permanent-pattern casting processes, expendable-mold, expendable-pattern casting processes, permanent-mold casting processes.
Bulk deformation processes: forging, rolling, extrusion, rod, wire, and tube drawing, swaging, die design and manufacturing.
Sheet-metal forming processes: sheet-metal characteristics, shearing, bending of sheet and plate, deep drawing, other sheet-metal forming processes, formability of sheet metals and modeling, equipment for sheet-metal forming.
Material-removal processes using cutting tools: mechanics of chip formation, tool wear and failure, surface finish and surface integrity, machinability, cutting-tool materials, cutting fluids, high-speed machining, machining processes and machine tools for producing round shapes, machining processes and machine tools for producing various shapes, machining and turning centers, vibration and chatter, machine-tool structures.
Material-removal processes using abrasive tools: abrasives, bonded abrasives, mechanics of grinding, grinding wheel wear, grinding operations and machines, finishing operations, deburring.
Non-conventional manufacturing processes: ultrasonic machining, chemical machining, electrochemical machining, electrochemical grinding, electrical-discharge machining, high-energy-beam machining, water-jet, abrasive water-jet, and abrasive-jet machining.
Properties and processing of polymers and reinforced plastics: the structure of polymers, thermoplastics, thermosets, high-temperature polymers, electrically conducting polymers, and biodegradable plastics, elastomers, reinforced plastics, processing of plastics, processing of polymer-matrix-reinforced plastics.
Additive manufacturing. Rapid prototyping and rapid tooling.
Joining and fastening processes: welding processes, brazing and soldering, adhesive bonding, and mechanical fastening.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, industrial case studies, exercises
Additional notes about suggested reading: - Textbook: Kalpakjian S., Schmid S. R., "Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials" (SI Units), Ed. Pearson.
- Lectures notes.
- Additional material that will be available online (moodle).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Kalpakjian S., Schmid S. R., Tecnologia meccanica. --: Pearson Italia, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Tutorial CAM

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Responsible Consumption and Production