Integration of design, engineering, and management disciplines and practices for analysis and design of manufacturing enterprises. Emphasis is on the physics and stochastic nature of manufacturing processes and systems, and their effects on quality, rate, cost, and flexibility. Topics include process physics and control, design for manufacturing, and manufacturing systems. Group project requires design and fabrication of parts using mass-production and assembly methods to produce a product in quantity. Six units may be applied to the General Institute Lab Requirement. Satisfies 6 units of Institute Laboratory credit. In person not required. Enrollment may be limited due to laboratory capacity; preference to Course 2 majors and minors.
Fall 2020 Update: Optional In-Person Component - 2.008 Design and Manufacturing II is focused on Manufacturing at scale. The class looks at the processes and systems required to scale up to mass manufacturing products. We utilize the framework of Cost, Rate, Quality, Flexibility, and Sustainability to compare manufacturing process options, while focusing on the fundamental physics of each process. The course is divided into class-based portions and lab-based portions. All class-based portions will be delivered remotely. Lectures will be delivered online (as they have been for the past several years of Fall 2.008) using MITx videos. During class time students work in small groups to do tear-downs of products and compare manufacturing techniques quantitatively. These small group activities are synchronous, all video and preparatory work is asynchronous. Each group activity will be led by a class staff member, so you will get significant synchronous mentoring in small groups. The lab-based portion of 2.008 will happen on campus in the LMP shop, where teams of 6 students will design and build 100 yoyos with assistance from our talented and experienced manufacturing shop staff. Each team will be able to accommodate remote team members. In lab, students will learn to transform their CAD designs into molds and parts for their yoyos, while carefully physically distancing to keep everyone safe. 2.810 will meet with 2.008 (both class and lab portions) - Graduate students will have additional assignments and will have separate yoyo teams. Please direct questions about F20 2.008 and 2.810 to Dr. Dawn Wendell firstname.lastname@example.org.