Instructor: Professor Lihong Qiao (乔立红)

Office: Room A846, New Main Building

Tel. :82317708   Email:lhqiao_buaa@163.com

Mailbox for homework: buaaiamt@

Course Objectives:

The purpose of this course is to introduce and familiarize the students with modern techniques of product design and manufacturing with a special focus on computer applications in design and manufacturing. Various topics in computers in manufacturing, computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), rapid prototyping and 3D printing, virtual engineering, numerical control, environmentally conscious design, intelligent manufacturing, as well as some selected technologies in manufacturing such as design for assembly/manufacturing and global manufacturing will be discussed.


Computers in Manufacturing

  •  Production Systems

  •  Computer-aided Technologies


  •  CAD/CAM Basis

  •  CAD Software

  •  Components of CAM Systems

  •  CAD/CAM Technologies Trends

  •  Experiment on NC programming and machining

Virtual Engineering

  •  Components of Virtual Engineering

  •  Applications of Virtual Engineering

  •  Related Technologies

Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing

  •  Specific Rapid Prototyping Technologies

  •  Applications of Rapid Prototyping

  •  Progress in Additive Manufacturing

Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing

  • Basic Principles

  • Green Design and Manufacturing Technologies

  • Applications and Case Studies

Intelligent Manufacturing

  • Introduction

  • Engineering Ontology

  • Knowledge Engineering Practice

  • Knowledge-based Engineering

Discussions and Presentations:

Design for Assembly

Design for Manufacturing

Design for X

Manufacturing Simulation (machining, assembly, production line, etc)

Intelligent manufacturing/Smart manufacturing

Grading Policy:

• Attendance and in class presentation: 10%

• Homework: 50% (10% +40%)

• Final course report: 40%

Policies on Attendance:

1. Students are expected to attend each class without tardiness and are responsible for all announcements and lecture materials presented in class. Students are required to submit all homework and final course report on time.
2. Students should not engage in private conversations with each other during class. Cell phones are not permitted to be used during class.

Text Book and Reference Books:

1. 乔立红,郑联语,先进制造技术概论,自编英文教材,2016.
2. 唐一平,先进制造技术(英文版,第三版),科学出版社,2012.
3. Kuang-Hua Chang. Design Theory and Methods Using CAD/CAE: The Computer Aided Engineering Design Series. 2014.
4. Emad Abouel Nasr, Ali K. Kamrani, Computer-Based Design and Manufacturing: An Information-Based Approach, Springer, 2007.
5. Ian Gibson, David Rosen, Brent Stucker. Additive Manufacturing Technologies - 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Direct Digital Manufacturing, Second Edition, Springer, 2014.
6. James A. Regh and Henry W. Kraebber, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Prentice-Hall Inc., 2001. (English reprint: 计算机集成制造,机械工业出版社,2003).
7. Suk-Hwan Suh, Seong Kyoon Kang, Dae-Hyuk Chung, Ian Stroud. Theory and Design of CNC Systems, Springer, 2008.
8. Wasim Ahmed Khan, Abdul Raouf, Kai Cheng. Virtual Manufacturing, Springer, 2011.