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4 Credits

Available Fall 2016 and fall terms *

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:

* Beginning Fall 2017 this course will be the four-credit lecture and lab, MFGE 531, Micromanufacturing -- a redesign of MFGE 531 Meso-scale Manufacturing. Students having previously taken MFGE 531 Meso-scale Manufacturing should not take this course.