Teaching in italian
Subject area
Reference degree course
Course type
Master's Degree
Teaching hours
Frontal Hours: 81.0
Academic year
Year taught
Course year
Advanced Manufacturing and Operations Management

Teaching description

Teaching program is provisional and may be subject to changes

It is necessary to have passed Mechanical Technology exam. Knowledge of Technical Industrial Design exam is useful.

The course aims to deepen the aspects of object innovation in production technologies applied in the manufacturing sector with particular reference to the transformation of metallic materials for the production of high value-added products.

The materials/technologies solutions mainly used for realization of high performance products (both in terms of requirements and quality) will be discussed. The aspects related to the "Workability of materials by chip removal technologies" will be treated with particular reference to optimization of Material Removal Rate (MRR) according to the level of wear detected. The main elements that characterize the Additive Manufacturing technologies will be provided. The processes by plastic deformation will be analyzed, in particular the hot ones (forging, super plastic forming). The problem of defining performance materials as a function of microstructure will be addressed. The unconventional cold forming technologies of sheet metal, such as tube and sheet hydroforming, will be analyzed. Lastly, welding technologies and non-destructive testing for verification of product quality will be tackled. The base elements related to Smart Manufacturing (intended as an integrated approach: smart products, smart operators, smart workstations) and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) will be provided. Numerical exercises and laboratory experiences will be carried out, in order to familiarize with the physical quantities that characterize machining operations and learn finite element simulation tools of chip removal and forging processes.

* Knowledge of metal materials and processes for their transformation.

* Basic knowledge for the characterization of superalloys.

* Basic knowledge for characterization and use of Additive Manufacturing technologies.

* Basic knowledge for finite element simulation of chip removal and forging processes.

Frontal Lessons and Practice Exercises 

The exam consists of two tests:

-in the first test (written - about one hour), the student must solve a task related to the topics covered during the course; the test aims to determine student's ability to perform autonomously calculations related to the physical quantities that characterize the machining processes discussed during the course.

-in the second test (oral - which starts immediately after the written test) the student discusses both the written and other contents of the course, illustrating their level of knowledge and understanding of the topics covered and in order to make relevant cinematic and dynamic analysis.

  • Critical analysis of materials/processes by comparison with the reference context.
  • Exercises on the topics covered.
  • Machinability by chip removal of materials for aeronautical application.
  • Exercises on the topics covered.
  • Hot workability of metallic materials: Forging.
  • Deepening on metallurgy of metallic materials and their microstructure.
  • Jointing technologies: welding.
  • Super plastic forming technology.
  • Additive Manufacturing technology.
  • Finite element simulation techniques for machining by chip removal and forging and their application to case studies.
  • Non-destructive quality control technologies.
  • Overview of Smart Manufacturing (Smart Product, Smart Operator, Smart Workstation).
  • Overview of Cyber Physical Systems.

- Class Notes

- F.C. Campbell, Manufacturing Technology for Aerospace Structural materials, First Edition, Elsevier, 2006

First Semester (dal 16/09/2024 al 20/12/2024)

Exam type

Type of assessment
Oral - Final grade

Course timetable

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