Generally speaking, manufacturing engineering consists of two large subtopics: fabrication and assembly. This course covers topics in the design and analysis of mechanized assembly systems such as those used in parts feeding and pick-and-place machines.‚Äč Specific topics will include: Describing Planar and Spatial Rotations, Planar Linkages (4-Bar, Crank-sliders), Classical Theory of Gears, Differential Geometry Methods, Singularities of Mechanisms and Robots, Spatial Linkage Synthesis and Screw Theory, Transmissions and Spatial Gearing, Automated Parts Transfer (Fences and Bowl Feeders), Assembly Planning, Tolerancing, Parts Entropy, Deployable Mechanism Design