ME338 - Manufacturing Processes II

ME338 - Manufacturing Processes II


Soham Mujumdar




Autumn ‘20

Course Difficulty


Time Commitment Required

2-3 hours per week of self study + course project (which required quite a lot of time)

Grading Policy and Statistics

No pre defined policy as such but the stats were poor.
From a batch of around 45 students, 2 students got AA with around 8-9 ABs and 9- 10 BBs. So with a decent amount of effort one could score AB and BB.

Attendance Policy

Zero attendance policy, but kept quizzes during class time. The quizzes were pre announced and attending the classes was not compulsory for giving the quiz. But honestly the professor was very good and attending live lectures was very useful.


Compulsory Core Course

Evaluation Scheme

15 % Assignments - 3 homeworks of 5 % each
15 % Quizzes - 10 biweekly quizzes out of which best 6-7 were chosen
10 % Project
60 % End sem

Topics Covered in the Course

Material Removal Processes: Mechanics of Machining, tool geometry and materials, chip formation, tool temperature, tool wear, tool life, surface finish, machinability.
Optimization of machining processes.
Machine Tools: Generation of surfaces by machining, basic operations on shaping, slotting and planning machines, lathe, drilling and boring machines and grinding machines.
Process Parameters and setups.
Production Machines: Capstan and turret lathes, automats, broaching machines, centreless grinding machines. Special purpose machines for thread cutting and gear cutting (hobbing and shaping). Finishing processes honing, laping burnishing and deburring.
Introduction to modern machining processes: EDM, ECM, LASER, Jigs and fixtures, principles of location and clamping, synthesis of simple jigs and fixtures.
Principles of assembly engineering, theory of dimensional chains, fully interchangeable and selective assembly. Introduction to Numerical Control.

Teaching Style

Everything was done on MS Teams and prof took maximum effort so that students participate in the course. He always valued students’ opinions and did it whatever he could do on his part to make things easier for the students.


Assignments needed some sincere effort.

Feedback on Exams

No midsem.
Quizzes were a bit tough, but endsem was very easy if one had watched all the lectures.

ME 338 Review By: Hitansh Chandra