ME 336 Syllabus
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ME 336 – Materials Processing
(unique number 17965)
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays:
in ETC 2.132
Dr. Jim Ciulik
M, W, and F:
10am – 11am
as well as
T and Th:
9:30am – 10:30am
This course is an introduction to processing methods used to manufacture metal, ceramic,
polymeric, and composite components.
Topics covered will include casting, joining, deformation
processing, machining, powder processing of metals and ceramics, polymer processing, coating
processes, microelectronics manufacturing, materials selection, and manufacturing process selection.
Mechanical Engineering 311 and 111L and Engineering Mechanics 319 with a grade of at least
C in each, concurrent enrollment in Mechanical Engineering 136L, and admission to major sequence.
To develop an understanding of how manufacturing processes affect material microstructures,
properties, cost, energy and power requirements, shape limitations and dimensional tolerances,
and time to manufacture components.
To learn about available manufacturing processes for metals, ceramics, polymers, composites,
To use fundamentals of materials science and engineering to perform basic materials selection
and to determine processing conditions needed to achieve desired shapes and properties.
Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
Edition, John A. Schey (2000)
There are several good textbooks available in the Engineering Library covering related course
In these books, the information covered in the required reading assignments is approached in
different ways and with different perspectives which may make the principles described easier to
In addition, some of the figures and tables in other textbooks may make it easier to
understand the topics covered.
The following books are recommended, but are not required reading for
Degarmo’s Materials and Processes in Manufacturing
, Black and Kohser, 10
Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing: Materials, Processes, and Systems
, Groover, 4
, available in the reference section of the Engineering Library or in the UT online library.