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School of Engineering
Course unit
IN01123533, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0506, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track INDUSTRIALE [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
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 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 ANDREA GHIOTTI ING-IND/16

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/16 Production Technologies and Systems 12.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 12.0 96 204.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
13 A.A. 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 GHIOTTI ANDREA (Presidente)
BRUSCHI STEFANIA (Membro Effettivo)
SAVIO ENRICO (Supplente)
12 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 GHIOTTI ANDREA (Presidente)
BRUSCHI STEFANIA (Membro Effettivo)
SAVIO ENRICO (Supplente)
11 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 GHIOTTI ANDREA (Presidente)
BRUSCHI STEFANIA (Membro Effettivo)
SAVIO ENRICO (Supplente)

Target skills and knowledge: Fundamentals of the mechanical behaviour of materials applied to manufacturing processes, surfaces and tribology. Knowledge of (i) metal forming, machining and polymer forming processes, (ii) tools and machines, (iii) non-conventional and joining processes, (iv) automation in manufacturing systems.
Examination methods: The final evaluation will consist on:
- witten examination: analytical calculations, questions
- oral examination: on theoretical aspects;
- discussion of the group projects: evaluation of the quality of the group projects developed during in the laboratory
Assessment criteria: The students will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
- knowledge of the main manufacturing processes for the production of metal and polymer components;
- knowledge on the fundamentals for the manufacturing process design;
- knowledge of the analytical formulations for the design of manufacturing processes;
- ability in the choice of the proper manufacturing chains for the production of specific components;
- team working ability
Course unit contents: With the aim to develop both theoretical and practical knowledge for the design of metalforming processes, three modules will be developed:
(i) lectures focused on theoretical aspects of the most relevant manufacturing processes.;
(ii) laboratory experience to apply the theoretical aspects to real industrial cases.
(iii) technical visits to companies and seminars given by technicians from industries.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Fundamental of mechanical behaviour of materials: definitions of stresses, strains, strain rate, elasto-plastic behaviour, yield criteria, work of deformation, residual stresses. Mechanical tests. Surface and tribology: friction models in manufacturing processes, friction measurements. Casting processes: ingot casting and continuous casting, casting processes. Bulk deformation processes: forging, rolling, extrusion, rod, wire and tube drawing, swaging. Sheet metal forming processes: sheet metal characteristics, shearing, bending of flat sheet and plates, stretch forming, hydro forming, spinning, deep drawing, stamping, formability of metal sheets, spring back. Material removal processes: mechanics of chip formation, tool wear and failure, machinability, cutting-tool materials, cutting processes, machines, machining, turning, drilling, economics of machining. Grinding. Non conventional machining. Forming processes of polymers. Rapid prototyping. Processing of metal powders. Joining processes. Automation of manufacturing processes.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Didactic material:
- main book "Tecnologia meccanica", S. Kalpakjian, S. R. Schmid, 2┬░Ed. (italian)
- slides of the lectures.

Testi approfondimento:
- Handbook of Metal Forming, Kurt Lange, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
- Metal Forming: Fundamentals and Applications, Taylan Altan, ASM Series in Metal Processing
- Appunti di tecnologia meccanica, Filippo Gabrielli, Editore: Pitagora
- J. A. Schey, Introduction to Manufacturing Processes, McGraw Hill
- A. Gosh, A. K. Mallik, Manufacturing Science, Ellis Horwood Series in Engineering Science
- M. Shaw, Metal Cutting Principles, Oxford Science Publicaion
- M. Santochi, F. Giusti, Tecnologia Meccanica e studi di Fabbricazione, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Kalpakjian, Serope; Schmid, Steven R., Tecnologia meccanica. Milano: Pearson, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo