Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Non Destructive Testing



The course aims at providing students with knowledge on advanced manufacturing processes and non destructive techniques
-theoretical and phenomenological background of advanced processes and NDT
-select processes adequate to predefined applications. Case studies.
- produce inspection plans and tests in mechanical systems
- aplly standards and codes to NDT

General characterization





Responsible teacher

João Pedro de Sousa Oliveira, Telmo Jorge Gomes dos Santos


Weekly - 4

Total - 72

Teaching language



Aulas em Português.



Bibliography will be given to each subject

Teaching method

In the theoretical classes the material is presented and interaction with the students is encouraged.


In the laboratorial classes experiments are performed to highlight the key characteristics of different technologies and to gain laboratorial experience.

Classes can be made in English if foreign students are registered.

Evaluation method

 The studens are evaluated based on a project.


This project is done with groups of 2 to 3 students and is delivered at the end of the semester. The work will be reviewed and discussed.

In the middle of the term there will be a preliminary presentation of the students'''''''' project to see what is their envisaged plan.


Subject matter

  Cutting: Laser, water jet, electroerosion and US

Welding: laser and its variants, electron beam, friction stir and its variants

Friction Stir Processing

Heat treating and coatings: PVD, CVD, LCVD, Sputtering


Special Processes

Polymer and composites processing technologies

Non destructive testing

Defects and its origins

Visual inspection, dye penetrant, eddy current, X rays, US. Emerging processes


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