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Course unit
INP7080521, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0523, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 ENRICO SAVIO ING-IND/16

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/16 Production Technologies and Systems 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of manufacturing processes, basics of measuring processes.
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. Benefits and costs of quality control activities.
Statistical Process Control (SPC). Control charts. Process capabilities.
Acceptance testing. 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, focus variation, interferometry)
- 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) ISBN: 9788770788311. Lyngby, Denmark: Polyteknisk Boghandel, 2019. Testo di riferimento 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
  • Gao W., Metrology. Singapore: Springer, 2019.
  • 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. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • One Note (digital ink)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure