ME599 Metals processing (starting Fall 2017)

This course examines how metal components are made, highlighting the choice of processing options and parameters based on material properties and part design. We focus on metal forming plasticity: elastic and plastic stress-strain relations; yield criteria and flow rules; analyses of various plastic forming operations; and the effects of hardening and friction, temperature, strain rate, anisotropy. We will also examine other key metals processing options: casting, machining and additive manufacturing. Students will analyze processes using some of the key equations governing product quality (e.g., dimensional accuracy), process rate, and manufacturing energy intensity. Metals processing is a significant contributor to global energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions; we will also examine material production, end-of-life options, and explore emerging paradigms in sustainable metals processing. Class Syllabus

ME250 Instructor Design & Manuf. I


ME250 Design & Manufacturing I

Creating and making things is what engineers do. Students in ME250 develop engineering thinking and basic mechanical engineering skills in design and manufacturing. We study design processes, CAD and engineering drawings, free-hand sketching and ideation techniques, material selection, mechanical elements (e.g., gears, bearings, springs, motors), manufacturing processes, hands-on machine tool practice, and prototype fabrication. ME250 Course Profile

ME250 Instructor Design & Manuf. I