Course Descriptions
MECH_ENG 340-1: Computer Integrated Manufacturing I: Manufacturing Processes

Quarter Offered

Fall : Sec 20 TTh 11:00 AM-12:20 PM; Sec 21 TTh 12:30-1:50 ; P. Guo


ME 240 or consent of instructor.


lexus carUse of computers to improve productivity and reduce cost in manufacture of discrete parts and assemblies. Manufacturing processes: analysis and evaluation of processes usage of the contemporary manufacturing environment.

Who Takes It

ME 340-1 is taken by mechanical engineers, manufacturing engineers, and industrial engineers.

What It's About

This course is an introduction to the processes used in the contemporary manufacturing environment including casting, powder metal processing, polymer processing, machining, joining, metal forming, layered manufacturing and electronic materials processing. Process specific component design, materials selection and specification, capital equipment and tooling requirements will be covered.


  • Introduction
  • Properties of Materials
  • Phase Diagram
  • Casting
  • Machining
  • Layered Manufacturing
  • Metal Forming
  • Fastening Processes
  • Laser Beam Processes
  • Plastic Processing
  • Integrated Circuits
  • Electronic Assemblies
  • Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Course Summary
  • Final Exam


Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing, 5th edition
ISBN 978-1-118-23146-3
Mikell P. Groover

Reference Materials

Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
J. A. Schey, McGraw Hill, 1987

Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology, 5th edition
ISBN: 0131489658
Serope Kalpakjian, Steven Schmid

Advanced Study

  • ME 340-2 Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
  • ME 340-3 Computer-Integrated Manufacturing