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Engineering MAE 165/265: Advanced Manufacturing Choices (Spring 2013, UC Irvine). Instructor: Professor Marc Madou. Manufacturing processes can be organized by considering the type of energy required to shape the workpiece.

In this course, sources of energy considered for machining are mechanical used for cutting and shaping, heat energy such as in laser cutting, photochemical such as in photolithography, and chemical energy such as in electro chemical machining and chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Students, guided by product specifications and a design will decide: 1) When to apply mechanical machining vs. lithography based machining, 2) What type of mechanical machining and what type of lithography based machining to apply, 3) When to employ bottom-up vs. top-down manufacturing, 4) When to choose serial, batch or continuous manufacturing and 5) What rapid prototyping method to select. A logical decision tree will be presented to sort the machining options. Examples from a variety of products ranging in size from nanometers to centimeters will be considered. (from eng.uci.edu)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Introduction to the Course Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Manufacturing Types, Part I Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Manufacturing Types, Part II Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Future Manufacturing in the U.S. Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Mechanical Machining Methods Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Electrical Machining Methods Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Photolithography Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Soft Lithography Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – C-MEMS: Suspended Carbon Nanowires Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – C-MEMS: Suspended Carbon Nanowires 2 Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Intro to Additive Manufacturing Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – CNC Machining Unlimited
  • Practicum 1 – RapidTech Unlimited
  • Practicum 2 – Soft Lithography Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Thermal Energy Removal Techniques Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Laser Beam Machining + Review Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Electrochemistry, Part I Unlimited
  • Practicum 3 – CNC Machining Unlimited
  • Practicum 4 – Photolithography Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Electrochemistry, Part II Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Micro-Molding Techniques Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Manufacturing Unlimited

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