MAE 5340

MAE 5340

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Combined lecture and laboratory course on the new product development cycle: iterative design based on ethnographic fieldwork, team brainstorming, prototyping, testing, consumer feedback, and the limitations set by mass manufacturing of the final product. This course will instruct students on methods to identify product concepts based on machine designs with commercial potential. Design teams will perform market analysis and explore the IP space around their own ideas and rapidly iterate them into a final prototype via digital manufacturing (e.g., 3D CAD files manifested via robotic printing or machining); advanced instruction on these tools will be given to build prototypes, and quantitative marketing will be used as feedback from them. Early stage prototypes will progress into more sophisticated designs as the class progresses. Scale-up (cost, pricing, tooling) considerations for mass manufacturing of these products will be taken into account, as well as quantitative analysis of their machine designs for their expected utility.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: M.E. seniors and other MEng./graduate students.

Outcomes
  • Understand the logic of the product development cycle in the context of a startup company and an established firm and communicate effectively in teams.
  • Describe the limitations of early stage prototypes and the importance of stages development into more realistic prototypes.
  • Identify product platforms for mechanical design with commercial potential.
  • Appreciation of Intellectual Property in terms of design and utility.
  • Be familiar with basic tools of design and manufacturing, such as CAD and digital manufacturing tools.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 2 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: MAE 4340MAE 4341

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 10993MAE 5340  LEC 001

    • MWPhillips Hall 101
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Shepherd, R

      Simoncini, S

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    All students interested in enrolling must contact Sirietta Simoncini [ss2583] who will distribute PINs until the cap is reached. When the cap is reached, a waiting list will be started.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 11812MAE 5340  LEC 002

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Shepherd, R

      Simoncini, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    All students interested in enrolling must contact Sirietta Simoncini [ss2583] who will distribute PINs until the cap is reached. When the cap is reached, a waiting list will be started.

  • 11813MAE 5340  LAB 402

    • TBA Online Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Shepherd, R

      Simoncini, S

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Asynchronous