Mechanical Technology

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mechanical Technology

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


    Production and Manufacturing Systems

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Mechanical Technology (221 - 14067)
    Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
    Semester 2/Spring Semester
    3rd Year/Upper Division


    Production and Manufacturing Systems

    Competences and Skills that will be Acquired and Learning Results:

    Know the theoretical basis concerning the technical process and it¿s applying to the different manufacture technics and process and joining pieces.
    Apply the manufacture technics to the resolution of specific problems.
    Apply quality controls of manufactured products.

    Description of Contents/Course Description:

    Chapter 1.Introduction of Mechanic Technology.
    Lesson 1. Manufacture systems and processes. Manufacture costs.
    Lesson 2. Products¿ design and manufacture. Definition of manufacturing processes.

    Chapter 2. Metrology and quality control.
    Lesson 3. General concepts of Metrology. Dimensional Metrology.
    Lesson 4. Quality control in manufacturing activities.

    Chapter 3. Molding manufacturing
    Lesson 5. Molding manufacturing systems and processes: molds.

    Chapter 4: Plastic products manufacturing
    Lesson 6. Plastic products manufacturing systems and processes.

    Chapter 5. Plastic deformation manufacturing
    Lesson 7. Introduction of plastic deformation. Hardening by deformation.
    Lesson 8. Lamination.
    Lesson 9. Presses.
    Lesson 10. Punching and shearing. Other cutting processes.
    Lesson 11. Bending
    Lesson 12. Drowning.
    Lesson 13. Profiling.
    Lesson 14. Extrusion, forging and stamping.

    Chapter 6. Manufacture by chip removal.
    Lesson 15. Machining processes classification. Cutting parameters.
    Lesson 16. Cutting tools. Wear. Taylor.
    Lesson 17. Machining times and costs.
    Lesson 18. Turning processes: machines, tools and operations.
    Lesson 19. Mill processes: machines, tools and operations.
    Lesson 20. Drill processes: complementary operations.
    Lesson 21. Rectify and other finish processes.

    Chapter 7. Automated manufacturing
    Lesson 22. Flexibles and rigids manufacturing systems automatization.
    Lesson 23. CNC machines. Control systems. Axis and reference systems.
    Lesson 24. ISO programmation: Functions.
    Lesson 25. ISO programmation: fixed cycles, tools tables.
    Lesson 26. CAD/CAM/CAE systems.

    Chapter 8. Welding

    Learning Activities and Methodology:

    In the classes will be taught the contents described in the program of the subject. In addition, during the course the students have to make and pass the following practices:

    - Practice 1: Modeling by shape deformation I. Tools.
    - Practice 2: Modeling by shape deformation I. Numeric modeling.
    - Practice 3: Modeling by machining: Cutting tools and tool-machines CNC.
    - Practice 4: Tool-machines CNC programming.

    Assessment System:

    - 2 continuous assessment test during the course (3 points).
    - A work in groups related with the contents of the subject (1 point).

    - A final evaluation exam mainly containing practical (6 points).

    There will be 4 practices during the course. The realization and overcoming the labs is mandatory to get PASS qualification. If some student doesn¿t pass the practices his qualification in the continuous evaluation will be 50% reduced.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.