Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Technologies and Mechanical Processes



Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia


Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica e Industrial



Teacher in charge

Carla Maria Moreira Machado, Jorge Joaquim Pamies Teixeira

Weekly hours


Total hours


Teaching language



The objective of this course is to provide a general and integrated overview of the life cycle of products putting some emphasis in the materials and its characteristics as well as in the manufacturing processes. The course also provides an engineering perspective in product development, starting in the functional specifications and ending in the production systems and inspection.

By accomplishing this, the student should have developed the following competences:


- Knowledge concerning different materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and composites), its properties and main applications.
- Knowledge concerning different production technologies.
- Basic concepts of metrological inspection and related equipments.


- Materials selection according to the functional characteristics.
- Selection of the right manufacturing technology for a given product.
- Select the required metrological equipment for inspection and control.

Soft skills:

Global technological skills.



Subject matter

Overview of the Manufacturing Technologies: Historic evolution, Creation of products, Relation Product-Material taking into account the manufacturability.

Technological Processes: Casting, Metal rolling, Forging, Extrusion/Drawing, Deep drawing, Machining, Blanking, Laser cutting, EDM, powder-metallurgy, Polymer processing, Process control, Metrology and Instrumentation, NDT.


All the topics:

- Class notes (Lectures and tutorials)
-  A. Schey. “Introduction to Manufacturing Processes”, 2ed., John McGraw-Hill Internacional Editions – Industrial Engineering Series. 1987.

Machining Processes:

A. Schey. “Introduction to Manufacturing Processes”, 2ed., John McGraw-Hill Internacional Editions – Industrial Engineering Series. 1987.

Plastic Deformation Processes:

Jorge Rodrigues e Paulo Martins, Tecnologia Mecânica -vol.1 e vol.2 ed. Escolar Editora, 2010

Teaching method

Lectures and demonstrations.

In the tutorials there are further demonstrations and problem solving.

Lab demonstrations.

Evaluation method

The evaluation comprises:

2 Mini-quizes with time-limit (MT1 and MT2)

1 regular Quiz (T3) with questions, calculations and analysis

The final grade will be calculated:

NF = 0,25 MT1 + 0,25 MT2 + 0,5 T3

The final grade must be higher than 9,5. If this condition is not met the student must take the Final Exame, which will provide the final grade.