Course code MašZ4059

Credit points 2

Engineering Technology

Total Hours in Course80

Independent study hours80

Date of course confirmation23.01.2018

Responsible UnitMotor Vehicle Institute

Course developers

author Spēkratu institūts

Gunārs Vērdiņš

Dr. sc. ing.

author lect.

Jānis Galiņš

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

MašZ4030, Metal Processing I

MašZ4031, Metal Processing II

MašZ4034, Metal Processing Machines I

MašZ4035, Metal Processing Machines II

MašZ4039, Tolerances ans Standartization

MašZ4041, Engineering Technology II

MašZ4057, Engineering Technology I

Course abstract

The aim of the study course is to get acquainted with the technological process of machine parts, assemblies and machine manufacturing, its separate elements, sequence of execution, control, conservation, storage. Students gain the opportunity to use the previously acquired knowledge to perform a specific task.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge of the components of machines parts, assemblies and machinery manufacturing process, choice of variants.

Skills to choose from the many possible solutions to choose the most optimal and prove it.
Competence in mechanical engineering processes, their importance in the development and quality assurance of the product design algorithm.

The course project is evaluated in general after its development.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Create a part drawing in SolidWorks software. (8h)
2. Technological evaluation of the product and its components. (2h)
3. Development of technical documentation. (6h)
4. Choice of material and type of workpiece, justification of choice of variant. (2h)
5. Creating a basic data review of the part. (2h)
6. Development of the technological route of product production. (10h)
7. Development of technological processes for manufacturing parts. (6h)
8. Calculations of allowances, tolerances and mating surfaces for individual types of machining. (2h)
9. Machining using MasterCam software. (16h)
10. Selection of heat treatment methods and conditions. (4h)
11. Application of grinding, honing and other finishing methods. (4h)
12. Calculations of specified cutting speeds and feeds. (4h)
13. Use of CNC control systems in mechanical engineering. (4h)
14. Evaluation of workload intensity and economy. (4h)
15. Development of product control technology. (4h)

16. Regulations for preservation, storage and transportation of products. (2h)

Requirements for awarding credit points

Test with a mark according to the defended course project.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

The student independently studies the literature and develops a course project using Word, Excel, Solidworks and Mastercam software.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The final mark consists of completed and successfully defended course project.

Compulsory reading

1. Michael Ashby, Hugh Shercliff, David Cebon. Materials engineering, science, processing and design [e-book]. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2007. [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 09.02.2018.] Pieejams: ar LLU IS kontu:
2. Tabellenbuch Metall. Lektorat Ulrik Fisscher, Rautlingen. Lehrmittel, 43. Auflage. 2005. 422 pp.
3. Donald R. Askeland, Pradeep P. Phule. The Science and Engineering of Materials (International Student Edition). 2006. 863 pp.
4. Robert L. Norton/ Design of Machinery with Student Resource DVD / Edition 5, 2011. - 612 pp.
5. Sandvik Coromant. Training Handbook. Sweden, 2020. 391 p.
6. Sandvik Coromant. Turning tools. Sweden, 2020. 696 p.

7. Stephenson D.A., Agapiou J.S. Metal Cutting Theory and Practice. 2016. 970 p.

Further reading

1. Steel: A Handbook for Materials Research and Engineering Vol. 1. Fundamentals. Verlag Stahleisen. Dusseldorf 1992. 737 pp.
2. Encyclopedia of materials: Science and Technology/ edited by K.M.Jurgen Buchow ... [et al.] Volume 1. Till 10. 2001., Elsevier Science Ltd, 9913 pp.

3. G. Vērdiņš, I. Dukulis. Materiālu mācība. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 240 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Kalpakjan S., Schmid S.R. Manufacturing engineering and technology. - Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010. 1176 pp.

2. Ilustrētā Zinātne. Rīga: Mediju grupa TOPS. ISSN 1691-256X.


Compulsory course for students of the professional bachelor study program “Machine Design and Production”.