MAE 2250 - Mechanical Synthesis

Spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: ENGRD 2020 . Prerequisite or corequisite: MAE 2030 . Course fee: TBA.

G. Hoffman.

A hands-on introduction to the mechanical design process, from conceptualization through prototype construction and testing. Design projects provide experience in basic prototyping skills using machine tools, 3D printing and laser cutting, as needed, as well as basic instruction in CAD and technical sketching.

Outcome 1: Students will be familiar with the product realization process and its documentation.

Outcome 2: Be able to formulate and solve simple mathematical models to analyze a design.

Outcome 3: Appreciate wider issues of design including ethics, liability, safety, environmental and safe disposal.

Outcome 4: Be able to run simple tests of their designs.

Outcome 5: Be familiar with basic oral communication and documentation techniques.

Outcome 6: Be familiar with basic tools of design and manufacturing, such as CAD and machine tools.

Outcome 7: Be cognizant of safety in manufacturing.

Outcome 8: Function effectively in a team.

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