Materials and Manufacturing

Course Description

An introduction to the thermal, bonding, usage and machining characteristics of materials and manufacturing processes used in the production industry. The course introduces the basic concepts of manufacturing and emphasizes quantitative analysis of manufacturing processes and the relationships between material properties and the variables of manufacturing processes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the mechanical and physical properties of material
  • Define use and characterize of materials
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic manufacturing processes and production systems
  • Understand the elements of material matching and cutting
  • Understand the elements of material matching and cutting
  • Understand the principles of material bonding
  • Understand design implications in manufacturing and production
  • Comprehend production planning and control concepts
  • Utilize various types of estimator’s forms


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