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Course module: 202000013
Manufacturing 2
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000013
Credits (ECTS)3.5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact S. Arastehfar
Lecturer S. Arastehfar
Contactperson for the course S. Arastehfar
Academic year2021
Starting block
RemarksPart of Semester 3 B-ME (UT-VU)
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to
  1. Describe principles of computer aided technologies (CAx) and information flow between different CAx to aid in the design, analysis, and manufacture of mass produced products
  2. Apply CAx to create, communicate, modify, analyze, and optimize product designs for mass manufacture
  3. Describe design for excellence (DFx, e.g. design for maintenance) and its guidelines, and describe its impacts on production in mass manufacture environment
  4. Apply DFx guidelines to product designs so as to modify them for specific excellency (e.g. maintenance) in mass manufacture environment
  5. Analyze and optimize product designs for mass manufacture by using DFx (e.g. design for maintenance) and CAx
  6. Justify product designs for mass manufacture based on DFx guidelines (e.g. design for maintenance) and CAx analyses

This is a part of Semester 3 of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering (UT-VU) See here for the compete description of this semester.

MANUFACTURING 2 is the fifth course in the DESIGN & MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING learning line. In MANUFACTURING 2, advanced production methods will be discussed, elaborating on the processes of the course Manufacturing 1. Understanding the steps needed to develop a mass product taking into account relations between materials, production processes, functionality and construction is important for a Mechanical Engineer. In the development of mass products, plastics play an important role due to the fact that plastic products can be produced in large production volumes. Therefore this course focuses on the design requirements and production methods suitable for plastic products. This is done by providing background knowledge on the design, simulation and production of such products. The course addresses the full development cycle (Design for x), from idea, via (advanced) 3D modelling, simulation of injection molding processes, die design, process planning for the die, milling of the die to injection molding. During this development cycle, students become acquainted with methods and techniques essentially in CAD and CAM by learning different advanced 3D modelling techniques.

Assumed previous knowledge
Prior Knowledge
Manufacturing 1
Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering-VU
Required materials
Course material
Lecture slides/videos
Recommended materials
Product design for manufacture and assembly, G. Boothroyd, P. Dewhurst, and W.A. Knight, M. Dekker, 2002
Computer graphics and geometric modeling for engineers, Vera B. Anand, John Wiley & Sons, 1993
Computer numerical control, Hans B. Kief and T. Frederick Waters, McGraw‐Hill, 1992
Injection mold design engineering, D. O. Kazmer, Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG, 2016
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes


Oral presentation, Video presentation, Written report, Peer review report

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