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IN01122569, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0531, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PRODUCT AND PROCESS ENGINEERING
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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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 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 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Prerequisites: The prerequisites are included in the admission requirements for the master's degree course.
Target skills and knowledge: The course has the following expected knowledge and skills:
• Know the basic and advanced methodologies for the industrialization of the product, with particular reference to the methods, techniques and concurrent engineering tools of product and process, which allow companies to create innovative and quality products, in shorter times and at competitive cost.
• Know computer based methodologies applied to manufacturing production.
• Be able to use product modeling tools (CAD).
• Be able to analyze and estimate the cost of assembly and manufacturing processes (DFA and DFM).
• Be able to perform virtual prototyping (CAE) of the injection molding and machining process (CAM).
Examination methods: The evaluation of the expected knowledge and skills is carried out with an exam test and with the evaluation of two project reports. The test is carried out in written form and includes 6 open questions on the program. The first report is related to a Design for Assembly project to be carried out in groups of 3 students. The second report relates to an individual CAD modeling and DFM, CAE and CAM modeling project.
Assessment criteria: The final grade is calculated as the weighted average of the exam (50%), the first (25%) and the second report (25%).
The evaluation criteria with which the knowledge and skills acquired are verified are:
1. Completeness of the acquired knowledge
2. Correctness of the technical terminology used
3. Ability to conduct a DFA analysis for a manufacturing product
4. Ability to model with a 3D CAD a component to be manufactured by injection molding
5. Ability to conduct a DFM analysis and a numerical simulation of the injection molding process
6. Ability to program and simulate milling machining using CAM
Course unit contents: Life cycle of a manufacturing product. Criticality in the industrialization and production of innovative and successful products. Integrated and simultaneous development of product, process and production system (Concurrent Engineering).
Design for assembly and manufacture. Design for manual assembly (Design for Assembly). Design for manufacturing (Design for Manufacture) by injection molding.
Assisted design systems (CAD). Transfer of product data between computer-aided design, engineering and production systems.
Injection molding technologies of thermoplastic polymers. Characteristics and types of injection molds. Modeling of thermal and rheological phenomena that characterize the behavior of polymers in the injection molding process.
Virtual prototyping of production processes (CAE). Computer simulation applied to the study of the injection molding process. Analysis and prevention of geometric distortions and defects in products.
Computer assisted production (CAM). Numerical control of machine tools (NC). Techniques and systems for additive manufacturing (AM). Integrated systems for geometrical-dimensional control.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The activities include classroom hours where, using computer support (PowerPoint file and OneNote), the contents of the course are dealt with. The frontal activity is interspersed with exercises in the computer lab where the students, divided into groups or individually (depending on the type of exercise), use the software for the design (Fusion 360), the industrialization (Moldflow Insight) and the prototyping (Netfabb) of a manufacturing product.
Additional notes about suggested reading: All the teaching material presented during the lectures, manuals and software tutorials (Fusion 360, Moldflow Insight and Netfabb) is made available on the Moodle platform
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Kuang-Hua Chang, Product Manufacturing and Cost Estimating using CAD/CAE. --: Elsevier, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Dewhurst P., Knight W., Product Design for Manufacture and Assembly. --: Marcel Dekker, 2002. Cerca nel catalogo