2022 Precision Manufacturing Processes

Font size  SML

Register update notification mail Add to favorite lecture list
Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Mechanical Engineering
Hirata Atsushi  Aono Yuko 
Class Format
Lecture    (Face-to-face)
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Course number
Academic year
Offered quarter
Syllabus updated
Lecture notes updated
Language used
Access Index

Course description and aims

Many types of manufacturing processes are applied to fabricate machinery performing useful functions. Here, higher precision is crucial for developing the functions. This course aims to clearly understand and acquire the principles underlying the modern processing for achieving higher precision from the viewpoint of manufacturing technology.
1. The requirement for the fabrication of high precision machinery is clarified on the basis of what the development of machinery is.
2. Common features existing through a lot of manufacturing processes are generalized, and the technical elements and the processing principles that are necessary for higher precision are revealed.
3. Advanced manufacturing technologies in modern industry are extracted and the working principles are found out.

Student learning outcomes

Machinery that performs useful work with their advanced functions is produced by many types of manufacturing technologies, and the useful work is achieved by higher precision of manufacturing processes. From this point of view, you will acquire knowledge and ability to
1) explain the principles of manufacturing processes that contribute to the achievement of high precision
2) explain the principles of each manufacturing processes that you have learned in the undergraduate course from the viewpoint of high precision
3) discover the principles applied to the production of modern high-precision machinery.


high-precision machinery, machining precision, principles of processing, machining unit, forced machining, selective pressure machining, processing energies, multistage machining, workpiece materials

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The lectures will provide the structure of high-precision machinery, the concept of machining precision, the principles underlying various manufacturing processes for achieving high precision. Every class is allotted for you to explore and find the principles used for production of modern advanced machinery with high-precision and the novel manufacturing processes based on new principles.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 The position and role of manufacturing technology Categorize the modern manufacturing processes from your own point of view.
Class 2 What a high-precision machine is. Explain the functional requirements that high-precision machinery should meet.
Class 3 Machining precision Elemental technology What is machining precision? List the elemental technologies on machining.
Class 4 Machining unit Forced machining What is machining unit? How do you set machining unit for high precision? Explaing what the forced machining is and the principles for high precision of the forced machining.
Class 5 Selective pressure machining Explain what the selective pressure machining is with examples of practical processes and the principles for achieving high precision.
Class 6 Processing energies, Multistage machining Explain what features of energies are necessary for achieving high-precision processings. Explain the principle for high precision in production process where various types of processes are applied.
Class 7 Workpiece materials Explain how to properly handle workpieces to achieve high precision.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Hiromu Nakazawa, Principles of Precision Engineering, Oxford University Press

Reference books, course materials, etc.

David Dornfeld, Dae-Eun Lee, Precision Manufacturing, Springer

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on their understanding of the principles underlying high-precision manufacturing processes, and their ability to find them out in practical and developing processes with course scores concerning discussion and required work in each session (50%) , plus the result of the on-site final exam or the final assignment (50%).

Related courses

  • MEC.G211 : Mechanical Materials
  • MEC.G311 : Introduction to Manufacturing Engineering
  • MEC.G431 : Mechanical Processing
  • MEC.J331 : Fundamentals of Micro and Nano Machining
  • MEC.J532 : Advanced Course of Micro and Nano Machining

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

Students must have successfully completed MEC.G211:Mechanical Materials and MEC.G311:Introduction to Manufacturing Engineering, or have equivalent knowledge.

Page Top