33929 - Special Technologies M

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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The student is informed about most important advanced manufacturing processes available for shaping materials: laser, EDM, ECM, waterjet, FSW, additive. Sheet forming processes are also described with fundamentals of formability concepts.

Course contents

Process evaluation concepts, cost structure of processes.

Blanking, piercing, fine blanking, oxygen cutting, plasma cutting, laserc cutting, waterjet cutting.

Sheet metal forming: anisotropy, bending, elastic springback, deep drawing, formability, spinning, incremental forming

Hammers and Presses: machines based on energy, stroke. Mechanical presses, screw presses, hydraulic presses.

Advanced machining: EDM, ECM, FSW, USM, LBM, EBM

Laser advanced manufacturing and Additive manufacturing processes


S. Kalpakjian, "Manufacturing Engineering and technology", Addison-Wesley

F. Giusti, M. Santochi, "Tecnologia Meccanica e Studi di Fabbricazione", Casa ed. Ambrosiana, Milano

J.G. Bralla, "Handbook of product design for manufacturing", McGraw-Hill

M. M. Farag, "Materials Selection for Engineering Design, Prentice Hall

J.A. Shey, "Introduction to Manufacturing Processes" McGraw-Hill

A. Fortunato, A. Ascari, “Tecnologie di Giunzione mediante saldatura”, volume 2, lavorazioni con fasci ad alta potenza, Progetto Leonardo, Bologna

Teaching methods

Oral lectures, examples, analysis of component manufacturing, process analysis, exercices

Assessment methods

script examination with practical analysis of manufacturing sequences.

Teaching tools

Handouts by the teacher

Office hours

See the website of Luca Tomesani

See the website of Alessandro Fortunato