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4 Credits
Available Winter term

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ENGR 321 or ENGR 321H; MFGE 336; ME 250
Brian Paul
219 Dearborn Hall

Course Description

Materials become more valuable when they are made into products. This course focuses on the introduction to mechanical manufacturing methods by which materials are economically processed into different shapes. The overall goal is to develop an understanding of how the functionality, shape, materials and cost of a product influence manufacturing process design.Lec/lab.


  • Metals
  • Alloys and Heat Treatment
  • Casting
  • Forming
  • Joining
  • Polymers
  • Polymer Processing
  • Ceramics & Glassworking
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Cost Estimation
  • Micro and Nanofabrication

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. State basic properties of materials and demonstrate an understanding of how to modify these properties to increase the value of a product.
  2. Develop process parameters, equipment specifications and tooling requirements for a single process step based on a physical understanding of the manufacturing process.
  3. Articulate process constraints and defect mechanisms within processes.
  4. Perform process selection based on the cost and/or environmental impacts of a product.