3.042 Materials Project Laboratory


Class Info

Student project teams design and fabricate a working prototype using materials processing technologies (e.g. solid works 3-D design software, computer numerical controlled mill, injection molding, thermoforming, investment casting, powder processing, three-dimensional printing, physical vapor deposition) appropriate for the materials and device of interest. Goals include using MSE fundamentals in a practical application; understanding trade-offs between design, processing, and performance and cost; and fabrication of a deliverable prototype. Emphasis on teamwork, project management, communications and computer skills, with extensive hands-on work using student and MIT laboratory shops. Teams document their progress and final results by means of written and oral communication. Limited to 25.

This class has 3.014, 3.032, and 3.044 as prerequisites.

3.042 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by M. Tarkanian.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Thursdays in 4-145.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a CI-M.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Materials Project Laboratory site or on the 3.042 Stellar site.

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