Casting, forming, machining and welding processes used in manufacturing with emphasis on materials aspects. Introduction to the basic processes listed, how to best utilize the various techniques available, and how the properties of materials effect manufacturability. The course balances the fundamental aspects of materials processing with descriptive content regarding traditional forms of manufacturing.
This course has print-based exams that require a proctor. Exams may be taken at the University Testing Center at Colorado State University, or at an accredited College or University Testing Center in your area. To request to take your exam at an accredited testing site in your area, please submit a Proctor Identification Form at least two weeks prior to the first exam in the course.
This course can be applied towards:
CIVE 360 (Mechanics of Solids), MECH 331 (Introduction to Engineering Materials).
Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration. Call (877) 491-4336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Introduction to Manufacturing Processes, 3rd Ed. (2000)
- Syllabus available from instructor.
Not available at the CSU Bookstore
Dr. Don Radford specializes in the study of processing of fiber reinforced composite materials. His research focus areas include prediction of mechanisms of distortion during the manufacture of composite materials, processing, preparation and testing of high temperature structural composites, composite structures development, and prediction and measurement of the damping characteristics of advanced composites. Professor Radford has experience, over a wide range of application areas, in developing composite structures and manufacturing processes that enable rapid production of small volume products, including composite components for engine applications.