Introduction to manufacturing processes and manufacturing systems including assembly, machining, injection molding, casting, thermoforming, and more. Emphasis on the physics and randomness and how they influence quality, rate, cost, and flexibility. Attention to the relationship between the process and the system, and the process and part design. Project (in small groups) requires fabrication (and some design) of a product using several different processes (as listed above). In person not required. Enrollment may be limited due to laboratory constraints.
Fall 2020 Update: In-person component required (waived only by permission of instructor) - Will be co-taught with 2.008