2020 Metallurgical Engineering Laboratory I

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Kobayashi Equo  Takayama Masao  Nakamura Yoshio  Shi Ji  Fujii Toshiyuki  Susa Masahiro  Kumai Shinji  Nishikata Atsushi  Onaka Susumu  Hosoda Hideki  Kawamura Kenichi  Ueda Mitsutoshi  Hayashi Miyuki  Kobayashi Yoshinao  Muraishi Shinji  Tada Eiji  Kimura Yoshisato  Terada Yoshihiro  Sone Masato  Inamura Tomonari  Nakatsuji Kan  Gohda Yoshihiro  Nakada Nobuo  Kobayashi Satoru  Sannomiya Takumi  Harada Yohei  Nakashima Hirotoyo  Miyazawa Tomotaka  Watanabe Takashi  Endo Rie  Ooi Azusa 
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Tue5-8(実験室)  Fri5-8(実験室)  
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Course description and aims

[Description] Students will form teams of three, and gain experience with manufacturing that leverages the exceptional properties of metals. Students will draw up plans for, design, and manufacture products through their own originality and ingenuity. Students and instructors will evaluate manufacturing process and products.

[Aims] Students will learn free-thinking skills and teamwork in the manufacturing process, fostering problem identification and solving skills.

Student learning outcomes

[Student learning outcomes] Students will gain an understanding of the properties of metal materials, and leverage their properties to invent, draw up plans for, design, manufacture, and evaluate the various structures and functional units (sound equipment, devices, transport equipment, etc.) related to real life. Students will thus gain experience with the connection between material functions and material selection, developing creative potential, original thinking, and planning skills.
[Topics] The instructor in this course will cover "manufacturing a veneer car", "manufacturing high-performance batteries (lead acid battery)", and "creating acoustic parts of a music box" as topics.


Creatibity, originality, communication ability, team work, frame car, high performance battery, fuel cell, music box

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Student will make a product according to the schedule provided by principle instructer.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 General introduction and grouping Information will be provided by the instructor, if necessary.
Class 2 Evaluation of previous products. Comparison study of commercial product. To appriciate and find the previous products fabricated by old students as well as commercial ones.
Class 3 Education of safety. investigation of product concept. To understand contents of safety trainning. To design your own product.
Class 4 Investigation of principle parts I (structure and mechanism of product) to understand the principles of the products, by decomposing them if necessary.
Class 5 Investigation of principle functions II (schematic drawing of product and individual parts) To draw the whole product design, and indivisual parts.
Class 6 Investigation of principle functions III (presentation of schematics. Q and A) To make presentation and discuss the product design and mechanisms.
Class 7 Design of product To make the product design in detail in prior to mashining.
Class 8 Making a product I (educational training of How to use machining tools) to achieve How to use mashining tools
Class 9 Making a product II (machining and cutting of materials) To fabricate the product parts by using machining tools.
Class 10 Making a product III (construction of parts) To construct each component from parts.
Class 11 Making a product IV (installation of parts) To assemble the components into main body.
Class 12 Making a product V (construction of a product) To finalize the assembling process.
Class 13 Mid-term presentation I (High performance battery and music box) To make presentation of your High performance battery or music box.
Class 14 Mid-term presentation II (proto-type frame car) To make presentation of your proto-type frame car.


Necessary materials will be provided by instructors.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

No particular textbook

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be evaluated based on their performance in making products, reports and presentations.
Their attitude in creative lab. will also be taken into consideration for evaluation process of score.

Related courses

  • MAT.M309 : Creativity Laboratory in Metallurgy

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

This is the prerequisite course to take "Creativity Laboratory in Metallurgy".

Students are recommended to take a succeeding course of Creative laboratory in metallurgy.

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