This course is intended to give the student a broad overview of modern engineering
materials and the processes used to convert those materials into useful
products. Topics include measurement theory and the use of various
measurement tools, the basic structure of metallic and non-metallic
materials, machining and other material removal processes, casting, molding,
forming, welding and similar joining processes.
At the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the primary
methods used to manufacture discrete products.
- Define the composition
and structure of metallic and non-metallic engineering materials.
- Determine the order of
operations necessary to manufacture a product.
- Perform simple
machining operations on a milling machine, drill press, and lathe.
- Determine the proper joining
process to be used to assemble a product.
- Successfully perform a
simple welding operation.
- Use common measuring
tools such as scales, micrometers, and vernier
- Use reference
materials to locate information pertinent to machining and manufacturing
- Select and use
suitable data and equations to perform computations relevant to a
Course delivery will consist of a combination of lecture,
questions and answer sessions, demonstrations, and lab exercises where
appropriate. One or more field trips to local industries may also be
Schrader and Elshennawy; Manufacturing Processes
and Materials, Fourth Edition; Society of Manufacturing Engineers; ISBN
Oberg, et al; Machinery's Handbook;
25th edition or later, Industrial Press
Other Required Materials
One pair of OSHA approved safety glasses with side shields. Goggles are
acceptable, but may prove to be uncomfortable for extended use.
A calculator with trigonometric functions.
For Further Reference
This document and many other course related documents can be found on the
Engineering website. Click on "Course Work" and then "TECH
103 Materials & Processes"