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Precision Manufacturing

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Precision Manufacturing
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012
Module code: MST.FWF
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P231-0043, P231-0044, P231-0045
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V+3P (7 hours per week, accumulated)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Duration: 2 semester
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MST.FWF (P231-0043, P231-0044, P231-0045) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012 , semester 2, mandatory course
MST.FWF (P231-0043, P231-0044, P231-0045) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 2, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
105 class hours (= 78.75 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 101.25 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
MST.WEW Materials Science

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
MST.RAY Introduction to the Ray Tracing Simulation Technique

[updated 01.10.2012]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Günter Schultes
Prof. Dr. Günter Schultes
Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Gaspard

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be familiar with the most important manufacturing processes of DIN 8580 with special reference to precision engineering. They will also be familiar with technological features such as operating principles and process parameters. Students will be able to assess the application areas of the processes and materials. They will have extended their knowledge about technical mechanics. And thus, link that knowledge with the content discussed in the course.
Students will be familiar with the most important manufacturing processes in microtechnology, their fields of application and MEMS design examples. They will understand precision and microtechnical products and their manufacturing processes.
They will refresh and develop their basic CAD and FEM knowledge required for technical drawings and component calculations. Students will be able to create technical drawings in 2D and 3D and will be able to solve simple strength of materials problems using software tools for calculation. They will be able to integrate standard parts libraries and work with fasteners such as screws, nuts, etc. Students will also be familiar with mechanical sensors.

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Module content:
Part I:
Precision engineering
1.        Overview and classification
2.        Primary forming processes, casting: Processes, materials and design rules, sintering
3.        Forming manufacturing processes
4.        Separating processes:
             Machining with geometrically determined cutting edge (turning, milling, drilling)
             Machining with geometrically indeterminate cutting edge (grinding)
5.        Joining
             Hard and soft soldering
             Press and fusion welding processes, for example, laser beam welding, resistance welding,  
1.      Introduction: What makes “micro” different?
2.      Micromechanical silicon pressure sensors
            - Operating principle and designs
3.      Microsystems: Acceleration and rotation rate sensors
            Physical operating principles, designs and measurement technology
4.      Necessary technologies for the production of microstructures
            Silicon wafer, thermal oxidation
            Coating technologies, PVD and CVD
            Structuring and etching processes
            Vacuum technology
5.      Nanotechnology         
            Nanoscale metal matrix layers (granular metals) in sensor technology, examples from our own research
            Laser micromachining with ultra-short laser pulses
The course will be supplemented by special teaching segments such as: factory tours, the manufacture of sensors for pressure and force measurement technology, demonstration of CNC processing machines.
Part II:
1.    Basic settings in AutoCAD, drafting
2.    Drafting precisely and editing commands for 2-D drawings
3.    Polylines and flat elements  
4.    Layer technique
5.    Dimensioning and texts
6.    Prototype drawings, blocks, external references
7.    Models and paper, plotting
8.    Standard parts library, working with standardized screws, nuts, pins, etc.
9.    Description and presentation of the 3D functionality
10.   Calculating deflection curves and moment lines
11.   2-D finite element calculations (FEM)

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, special teaching units with practical demonstrations, creation of a paper and a poster on a special topic.

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Recommended or required reading:
Precision Engineering:
- A. H. Fritz , G. Schulze, Fertigungstechnik, Springer Lehrbuch, also available as an e-book
- A. Risse, Fertigungsverfahren der Mechatronik, Feinwerk- und Präzisionsgerätetechnik, Springer Lehrbuch, also available as an e-book
- W. Krause, Fertigung in der Feinwerk- und Mikrotechnik, Hanser Verlag
- W. Krause, Grundlagen der Konstruktion, Hanser Verlag
- Tabellenbuch Metall und Werkstofftechnik für Metallberufe, Verlag Europa Lehrmittel
- F. Völklein, T. Zetterer, Praxiswissen Mikrosystemtechnik, Vieweg Verlag
- T.M. Adams, R.A. Layton, Introductory MEMS, Springer Verlag
- Bosch, Sensoren im Kraftfahrzeug, Springer Verlag
- M. Glück, MEMS in der Mikrosystemtechnik, Teubner Verlag
Technical drafting and CAD:
- Hoischen: Technisches Zeichnen, Cornelsen Verlag
- Troff: AutoCAD 2002 für Windows / Grundlagen / 2D / 3D, Herdt Verlag
- Ridder: AutoCAD 2002 im Maschinenbau, mitp Verlag

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