2021-2022 / MECA0018-2

Manufacturing processes


30h Th, 15h Labo., 11h Proj., 0,5j T. t.

Nombre de crédits

 Master : ingénieur civil biomédical, à finalité5 crédits 
 Master : ingénieur civil mécanicien, à finalité5 crédits 
 Master : ingénieur civil mécanicien, à finalité (EMSHIP+, Erasmus Mundus)5 crédits 


Yves Marchal

Langue(s) de l'unité d'enseignement

Langue anglaise

Organisation et évaluation

Enseignement au deuxième quadrimestre


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Unités d'enseignement prérequises et corequises

Les unités prérequises ou corequises sont présentées au sein de chaque programme

Contenus de l'unité d'enseignement

The content of this course starts with the basic principles of a manufacturing sequence. The first chapters are dedicated to a general review of engineering materials used in manufacturing, to an introduction to the choice of manufacturing processes and to the presentation of the theoretical elements useful to the understanding of the physics of manufacturing processes. The next part of the course covers the elaboration of semi-finished products. The main chapter is dedicated to the review and comparison of the main manufacturing processes, including subtractive processes, additive processes, forming processes and assembly processes. The final chapter of the course presents the future trends in mechanical manufacturing, including amongst others "industry 4.0" concept.

Acquis d'apprentissage (objectifs d'apprentissage) de l'unité d'enseignement

The aim of this course is to provide the student with a toolbox including various manufacturing processes that he will be able to use for a wide range of mechanical applications. He should be able to understand and compare the processes considering their technological aspects, their industrialization, their effect on parts properties, the quality aspects and the economics. Environmental aspects are also introduced.

Ce cours contribue aux acquis d'apprentissage I.1, I.2, II.1, IV.2, VI.1, VII.1, VII.3, VII.4, VII.5 du programme d'ingénieur civil en génie biomédical.

Ce cours contribue aux acquis d'apprentissage I.1, I.2, II.1, IV.2, IV.5, IV.6, VI.1, VII.1, VII.3, VII.4, VII.5 du programme d'ingénieur civil mécanicien.


Savoirs et compétences prérequis

Basic knowledge of Physics, Mechanics, Engineering Materials

Activités d'apprentissage prévues et méthodes d'enseignement

  • Theoretical course
  • Visits of factories illustrating the theoretical courses
  • Personal work on advanced processes and their application to engineering products (individual or group work, to be defined)

Mode d'enseignement (présentiel, à distance, hybride)

This course is given during the second quadrimester on Monday afternoon (14.00 to 18.00), some visits of factories are replacing the course on a few dates in the same timeframe.
A personal reflexion shall be conducted by the students on some topics related to advanced manufacturing processes. This work shall be carried on during the quadrimester and orally presented at the end of the course.

Lectures recommandées ou obligatoires et notes de cours

  • Fundamentals of modern manufacturing, Mikell P. Groover
  • Mechanical metallurgy, George E. Dieter
The slides supporting the lessons will be given to the students during the quadrimester

Modalités d'évaluation et critères

Examen(s) en session

Toutes sessions confondues

- En présentiel

évaluation écrite ( questions ouvertes ) ET évaluation orale

Travail à rendre - rapport

Evaluation continue

Explications complémentaires:

Oral examination, Personal work, Factory visits reporting


Remarques organisationnelles



Yves Marchal - Nayan Levaux (visits of factories and support for application work)

Notes en ligne

Mise à Forme des Matériaux, première partie
Texte intégral de la première partie du cours.