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

Telmo Jorge Gomes dos Santos


Weekly - 2

Total - 72

Teaching language






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


Evaluation has two components:
COMPONENT 1: Final Project (60%).
COMPONENT 2: Individual Laboratory Activity Report (40%)
There is NO EXAM. There is no other method or moment of evaluation.
The student must have a grade of 10 or higher to pass.

Project is done in groups of 2 or 3 students, delivered at the end of the semester, followed by individual presentation and discussion.
During the semester (week 5-6) a first draft of the project must be delivered and a first oral presentation performed, which will have a weight of 20% of the final grade.

Evaluation Criteria for the Final Project Grade:
**Written Document (50%).
- Clarity and quality of writing;
- Structure of the document;
- Scientific/technical rigour.

**Two Oral Presentations (5th Week: 20%; Final Semester: 30%)
- Clarity of the presentation, including oral communication skills;
- Scientific/technical rigor;
- Synthesis capacity;
- Assurance and argumentative skills.

Individual Laboratory Activity Report Evaluation Criteria (40%):
- Written Document max. 20 pp
- Critical sense in describing the observed demonstrations;
- Relevance and originality of the reported aspects;
- Clarity and quality of writing;
- Structure of the document;
- Scientific/technical rigour.

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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