MAE 165: Advanced Manufacturing Choices

Engineering MAE 165/265: Advanced Manufacturing Choices (Spring 2013, UC Irvine). Instructor: Professor Marc Madou. Manufacturing processes can be organized by considering the type of energy required to shape the work-piece. In this course, sources of energy considered for machining are mechanical used for cutting and shaping, heat energy such as in laser cutting, photochemical such as in photolithography, and chemical energy such as in electro chemical machining and chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Students, guided by product specifications and a design will decide: 1) When to apply mechanical machining vs. lithography based machining, 2) What type of mechanical machining and what type of lithography based machining to apply, 3) When to employ bottom-up vs. top-down manufacturing, 4) When to choose serial, batch or continuous manufacturing and 5) What rapid prototyping method to select. A logical decision tree will be presented to sort the machining options. Examples from a variety of products ranging in size from nanometers to centimeters will be considered. (from


Lecture 01 - Introduction to the Course
Lecture 02 - Manufacturing Types, Part I
Lecture 03 - Manufacturing Types, Part II
Lecture 04 - Future Manufacturing in the U.S.
Lecture 05 - Mechanical Machining Methods
Lecture 06 - Electrical Machining Methods
Lecture 07 - Photolithography
Lecture 08 - Soft Lithography
Lecture 09 - C-MEMS: Suspended Carbon Nanowires
Lecture 10 - C-MEMS: Suspended Carbon Nanowires 2
Lecture 11 - Intro to Additive Manufacturing
Lecture 12 - CNC Machining
Practicum 1 - RapidTech
Practicum 2 - Soft Lithography
Lecture 13 - Thermal Energy Removal Techniques
Lecture 14 - Laser Beam Machining + Review
Lecture 15 - Electrochemistry, Part I
Practicum 3 - CNC Machining
Practicum 4 - Photolithography
Lecture 16 - Electrochemistry, Part II
Lecture 17 - Micro-Molding Techniques
Lecture 18 - Top-Down VS Bottom-Up Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Choices (MAE 165/265)
Dr. Marc Madou. Syllabus. Practicum and Group Assignments. Lecture Notes. Lecture Videos. Supplements. More Practica.