Design and Manufacturing II

Photo of a metal, hand-held radiation detector.

Devices like the portable radiation detector, which finds and identifies radioactive material using only two camcorder batteries as its power source, is an example of solid design and manufacturing technique. (Courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.)


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Spring 2003



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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.

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David Dow, Emanuel Sachs, Jung-Hoon Chun, Patrick McAtamney, and Sanjay Sarma. 2.008 Design and Manufacturing II. Spring 2003. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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