2020 Fundamentals of Precision Machinery B

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Undergraduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Shinshi Tadahiko  Yoshioka Hayato  Hijikata Wataru 
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on fundamentals of precision machinery and introduces modern precision machines and micro-nano machines.

Student learning outcomes

In order for students to understand the concept of precision machinery, the instructor lectures on many precision elements such as bearings, guideways, feeding elements, actuators and sensors and fabrication methods.


precision machinery, micro-nano machine, feeding mechanism, guiding mechanism, actuator, sensor, control, motion generation, motion constraint, Abbe's principle, precision machining, assembling

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

At the end of each lecture, you should take a mini test.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview of precision machinery (precision, ultra-precision and micro-nano) Understanding of the concept of precision machinery
Class 2 Examples of precision machinery (ultra precision machine, micro-nano machine) Understanding of examples of precision machinery
Class 3 Machine element 1 Understanding of feeding elements, guideways and bearings
Class 4 Machine element 2 Understanding of actuator, sensor and control
Class 5 Design of precision machinery Understanding of design of precision machinery
Class 6 Fabrication of precision machinery 1 Understanding of fabrication of precision machinery 1
Class 7 Fabrication of precision machinery 2 Understanding of fabrication of precision machinery 2


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Precision Machine Design, Alexander H. Slocum SME

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' course scores are based on mini tests and a final exam. In the final grade, 30% for mini tests and 70% for the final exam.

Related courses

  • MEC.J432 : Mechanism and Control for Ultra-precision Motion
  • MEC.J332 : Fundamentals of Precision Measurement
  • MEC.J431 : Ultra-precision Measurement

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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