MAE 165: Advanced Manufacturing Choices

Engineering MAE 165: Advanced Manufacturing Choices (Spring 2014, 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
Lecture 02 - Mechanical Machining I
Lecture 03 - Mechanical Machining II
Lecture 04 - Thermal Machining I
Lecture 05 - Photolithography & Thermal Machining II
Lecture 06 - Electrical Machining I
Lecture 07 - Electrical Machining II & TD vs. BU
Lecture 08 - Top Down vs. Bottom Up Manufacturing II
Lecture 09 - STM and Atomic Force Microscopy
Lecture 10 - Micromolding Techniques
Lecture 11 - CD Microfluidics I
Lecture 12 - CD Microfluidics II
Lecture 13 - CNC Machine Practicum
Lecture 14 - 3D Printing Practicum

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