Production Technology and Organization

Project design theory and manufacturing processes

Construction practical, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

• Design of predefined machine and plant components considering
production engineering boundary conditions using CAD
• Software-supported calculation of machine parts
• Software supported cost analysis of machine parts
• Independent accomplishment of a given design project

Learning outcomes

In this module, students are given in-depth information on the understanding of industrial production technologies. Primary shaping and forming processes such as casting or forging as starting technologies are comprehensively presented and discussed. Polymer processing, machining, coating and methods for changing material properties are explained in detail. After completing the course, students are able to:
• Select manufacturing processes taking into account material and product characteristics and present their respective advantages and disadvantages
• Analyze and evaluate manufacturing processes in technical and economical terms
• Define manufacturing processes based on specific parameters in product development processes
• Apply technological and economic calculation methods to select suitable manufacturing processes
• Create mechanical systems designs considering manufacturing criteria and boundary conditions
• Estimate manufacturing influences on the mechanical properties of structural parts in mechanical systems
• Estimate manufacturing influences on the cost of system parts and assemblies

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Lecture notes; handouts; Braun, H, u.a.: Fachkunde Metall; A.H. Fritz, G. Schulze: Fertigungstechnik; B. Awiszus, J. Bast, H. Dürr, K.-J. Matthes: Grundlagen der Fertigungsechnik; W. Rau, R. Koether: Fertigungstechnik für Wirtschaftsingenieure; F. Klocke, W. König: Fertigungsverfahren 1 bis 5; Al.-H. Fritz, G. Schulze: Fertigungstechnik; R. Koether, A. Sauer: Fertigungstechnik für Wirtschaftsingenieure; E. Westkämper; H.-J. Warnecke: Einführung in die Fertigungstechnik; K. Ehrlenspiel, A. Kiewert: Kostengünstig Entwickeln und Konstruieren: Kostenmanagement bei der integrierten Produktentwicklung; K. Ehrlenspiel: Integrierte Produktentwicklung: Denkabläufe, Methodeneinsatz, Zusammenarbeit;

Mode of delivery

Engineering design tutorial

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Production technology fundamentals, Materials science 1 and 2, Machine elements and design theory 1, Work preparation

Assessment methods and criteria

Laboratory exercises and project work