DESIGN & MANUFACTURING
The course Design & Manufacturing provides the students with the fundamental of mechanical design and manufacturing of components and products. The course is composed by two modules, whose program and exam procedures are integrated and jointly carried out.
This course, in close cooperation with the Manufacturing module, details with the basic methodologies aimed at assessing the functionality and the structural strength of industrial products. The basic concepts and issues for the evaluation of the feasibility, stiffness, mechanical resistance, stability and optimization of an industrial product with respect of the material and of the expected service conditions are introduced and applied to practical cases.
Starting from the concept and its development toward an industrial product, the course covers the choice and the analysis of the correct joint method, the definition of a model for the functional and structural assessment, the importance of the correct design of the details and the final set up of the procedure for a complete assessment of the project.
The problem of the project optimization is introduced.
Lab sessions will be provided through numerical and practical exercises as well as computer-based laboratory. Students are expected to work on a facultative team project developed along the course.
This module, in close cooperation with the Engineering module, presents a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of the most common manufacturing processes for metallic alloys, spanning from principles to applications and technology trends. Students will learn the key factors of manufacturing processes for different industrial products in metal and metallic alloys and will realize how process capabilities (rate, cost, quality) are determined by the material characteristics, process parameters, and machine designs.
Relevant manufacturing processes will include casting, bulk deformation and sheet metal working, non-conventional processes (laser, plasma, waterjet) and few notes of additive processes; with their own manufacturing best practices, design options, and product aesthetics.
The module will conclude with a perspective on needs for future advancement of manufacturing processes and major opportunities.
Lab sessions will be provided through numerical and practical exercises as well as computer-based laboratory for cost analysis. Students are expected to work on a facultative team project developed along the course.