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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Manufacturing Processes 2
Module Code MM235
School School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Eanna McCarthy
Semester 2: Eanna McCarthy
Autumn: Eanna McCarthy
Module TeachersJoseph Stokes
Khaled Benyounis
Eanna McCarthy
Muhannad Ahmed Obeidi
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The module introduces students to the wide range of material forming type manufacturing processes which are currently used in manufacturing industry (forging, rolling, bending, piercing, extrusion, drawing, welding). The module will develop an understanding of and a capacity to select the optimum manufacturing process for the production of products. This will be achieved by developing a working knowledge and understanding of the factors involved in the operation of each manufacturing process using analytical equations. Students are expected to attend and contribute to lectures and tutorials, engage in assignments through both online and class room delivery.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a solid grounding in analytical techniques used to determine the forces and stresses involved in manufacturing processes such as; Forging, rolling, bending, piercing and punching, drawing and extrusion
2. Apply analysis to metal forming processes such as welding and related processes
3. To combine all of the analytical calculations into one large manufacturing design for the production of engineering components in terms of a project assignment, writen and submitted individually.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Module Content
Tutorial12Worked Examination Examples
Assignment Completion25Assignment research, calculation and report writing
Independent Study64Background and module learning, preparation for examinations
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Analysis of Metal Forming Processes
Use of Upper and Lower Bound Analytical techniques to determine forces involved in forging, extrusion, rolling, bending, piercing and blanking, and metal drawing. Analysis of arc, gas, resistance and friction welding techniques along with an introduction into coating analysis.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment20% Examination Weight80%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ProjectProduction of a Steel Bracket Using: Rolling, Forging, Bending, Piercing, Drawing and Extrusion Techniques, in a written report20%Week 10
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Rowe, G.W.: 0, Principles of Industrial Metalworking Processes, Arnold,
  • De Garmo, E.,: 0, Materials and Processes in Manufacturing, Macmillan,
  • Kalpakjian, S.,: 0, Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials,
  • Doyle, L.,: 0, Manufacturing Processes and Materials for Engineers,,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
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Date of Last Revision28-FEB-11

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