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3 Credits

Available Fall 2017*

Lecture and lab

Graduate standing
(Students having previously taken MFGE 531 should not retake the course after the redesign.)
Brian Paul
219 Dearborn Hall

Course Description

Introduction to microsystem platforms, scaling laws and size effects in micromanufacturing techniques with an emphasis on microchannel arrays, microchannel lamination and micro-scale characterization.


  • Micro-scale Products
  • Microsystem Platforms
  • Scaling Laws
  • Micromanufacturing Techniques
  • Micromachining
  • Microforming
  • Photochemical Machining
  • Laser Machining and Welding
  • Diffusion Bonding/Diffusion Brazing
  • Brazing
  • Metrology and Characterization
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Shape Variation in Micromanufacturing
  • Lamina Metrology
  • Microchannel Device Characterization
  • Process Design
  • Tool Design

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon completion of this course, will be able to:

*This course is unavailable while it is being revamped. Beginning Fall 2017 the course will be a four-credit lecture and lab, and will be changed to covering the topics listed. MFGE 531 will not be offered Fall 2016. In its place MFGE 599 ST/ Micromanufacturing (4 credits) will be offered.