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ME55700 - Design for Manufacturability

Fall 2015

Days/Time: TBA / TBA
Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objective:
The purpose of this course is to augment the mechanical design process with a body of knowledge concerning the manufacturing aspects as related to design. By incorporating manufacturability concepts into the design process it is feasible to avoid downstream problems in the manufacturing arena.

Description:
See Project information below for Lab requirements for this course. The lecture portion of the course covers a variety of issues including: the design process, material and manufacturing considerations, design for assembly, quality, robust design, and life cycle engineering. The lectures will be augmented with laboratory projects in the area of tolerancing, assembly, and manufacturability including an industry related project where the students will redesign an actual product, generate a prototype, and obtain feedback from industry concerning manufacturability.

Topics Covered:
Design process; Material and manufacturing selection; Concurrent engineering; Quality function deployment; Statistical tolerancing; Assembly process; Design for assembly; Failure mode and effects analysis; Quality engineering; Robust Design, Taguchi methods; Cost breakdown; Reliability; Life cycle engineering.

Prerequisites:
Senior standing or consent of instructor.

Applied/Theory: 67/33

Web Address:
http://www.itap.purdue.edu/learning/tools/blackboard/

Web Content:
Syllabus, grades, lecture notes, homework assignments, solutions, quizzes, chat room, and a message board.

Homework:
Approximately four to six assignments. Homework will be submitted via Blackboard.

Projects:
Lectures will be augmented with laboratory projects in the area of tolerancing, assembly, and manufacturability including an industry related project where the students will redesign an actual product, generate a prototype, and obtain feedback from industry concerning manufacturability. The Lab will include short projects of approximately two weeks duration each, and a six week project which will require redesign of an existing product which could be job-related. Students will be required to attend three Saturday Lab sessions at the West Lafayette campus.The redesign project presentations will be done either via Teleconference/Internet or Video-conferencing.

Exams:
Two exams and one final exam.

Textbooks:
*Tentative-check the Office of the Registrar Textbooks for the official list*
Required-- George E. Dieter, "Engineering Design: A Materials and Processing Approach," 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill, 2000, ISBN 0073661368.

Computer Requirements:
ProEd minimum computer requirements. Students will need access to computers and CAD software during lab. Registered students who do not have an installed CAD package or access to one at their place of work may be able to download the software for free at http://students3.autodesk.com/?lbon=1.

ProEd Minimum Requirements: view

Tuition & Fees: view

Raymond J. Cipra
Phone
765-494-5724
Email
cipra@purdue.edu
Office
Purdue University
Mechanical Engineering Bldg
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Fax
765-494-0539
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