ENGR 165 Advanced Manufacturing (2013-2014)

ENGR 165 Advanced Manufacturing

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGR 165 Advanced Manufacturing (Credit Units: 4) Principles in manufacturing processes. All machining requires energy: mechanical (cutting and shaping), heat energy (laser cutting), photochemical (photolithography), chemical energy (electro chemical machining and chemical vapor deposition). These methods and their fundamentals are examined. Concurrent with ENGR 265. (Design units: 2)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
John C. LaRue
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic


Lecture Topics:
  1. Categories. Serial, batch and continuous manufacturing processes (Class 1).

  2. Relative tolerances vs. absolute machining tolerances (Class 2).

  3. From design to machine language to product realization (Class 3-4).

  4. Principles of manufacturing processes I. Mechanical energy: e.g., Mechanical Machining, Ultrasonic Machining and Sputtering (Class 5-6).

  5. Principles of manufacturing processes II. Thermal energy: e.g., Electron Discharge Machining (EDM), Laser Machining (LM), Electron Beam machining and Plasma Arc Cutting (Class 7-8).

  6. Principles of manufacturing processes III. Electrical energy: e.g. , Electrochemical Machining (ECM), Electrochemical Discharge Grinding (ECDG)(Class 9-10). MIDTERM (Class 11)

  7. Principles of manufacturing processes IV. Chemical energy: Chemical Machining (ECM). Photochemical Machining (PCM) e.g., photolithography (Class 12-13).

  8. Next generation lithography tools (Class 14).

  9. Nanomachining tools and Top-down vs. bottom-up machining (Class 15).

    1. Rapid prototyping, layered manufacturing (Class 16-17).

    2. Matching manufacturing processes to product specification and design (Class 18-19).

    3. Manufacturing process decision tree (Class 20).

Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Data analysis (Excel, Matlab, Mathcad) and report writing (Word, LaTex)

Laboratory Projects:

I. Visit to the clean-room to learn about all the equipment used there

II. Soft-lithography to make a microfluidic device

III. CNC Machining: from design to machine language to part

IV. Rapid prototyping (with RapidTech): 1. Design and realize a device (this year it was a blue tooth device) 2. From a laser scan to product

V. Making a compact-disc based fluidic device using CNC machining and lamination. Graduate students will also have to complete several additional assignments: Physics of Laser Operation, Two–Photon Lithography, Physics in Acoustic Machining and Electro-Discharge Machining, Nanofabrication of Nanowires.

Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:

Assignments: 15%

Homework: 15%

Midterm: 30%

Final: 40%

Total: 100%

Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 2.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 2.0 credit units

February 18, 2014
Senate Approved:
May 14, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr