Course Number
515.651
Course Format
Onsite

Manufacturing Materials and Processes is a comprehensive survey course that presents materials behaviors as constraints that direct manufacturing processes. Mechanical, physical, and phase change properties of metallics, polymers, and ceramics constrain the methods of forming these materials into engineering commodities. Phase diagrams, work hardening of metallics, thermal treatments of solids, powder metallurgy, and composite material designs are explored. The major methods of shaping and treating engineering materials to optimize their uses are presented. Metal casting, glass working, polymer processing, composite materials assembly, powder metallurgy forming, bulk deformation shaping, sheet metal forming, machining operations, and additive manufacturing are examined. The origins, avoidance, and consequences of manufacturing discontinuities and defects are examined. Techniques for nondestructive evaluation of latent defects are detailed. Competitive global manufacture and economic impacts of local manufacturing are highlighted.