- Develop skills related with the processing and the selection of materials manufacture technologies, function of the project/application and the materials type available.
- Acquiring abilities to relate the materials final properties with the processing parameters.
1. Processing of Metals and Alloys: A) from casting to electron beam melting and plasma; morphologies and solidification defects ; rapid solidification ; manufacture of alloys, amalgams , B) forging , rolling , extrusion , C) Finishing techniques ; D) Processing parameters on the macro -micro - and nano - structures.
2. Processing of Ceramics and Glass: the powder characteristics: shape, size and structure; wet conformation : mixtures ceramic slurry with water and polymers; forming porous walls mold; injection and extrusion; sol-gel; dry powder conformation: the role of pressing on the final properties; sintering process.
3. Processing of Polymers: preparation of raw materials; tube extrusion and film, calendering; injection molding , compression and blow molding , molding with the reaction.
4. Processing of Composites : pultrusion , resin transfer molding , filament winding ; infiltration.
5. Processing of Biological materials: collagen; biological modification of surfaces.
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in information management; . Using the internet as a communication medium and information source; . Capacity of decision; . Critical thinking; . Adaptability to new situations; . Competence in analysis and synthesis; . Competence in organization and planning; . Creativity; . Planning and managing; . Self-criticism and self-evaluation; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
Sseminar or study visit
Laboratory or field work
Synthesis work thesis
Bibliography of reference
- Introduction to Materials Engineering and Science, Brian S. Mitchell, Wiley-Interscience, 2004
- Metals and Materials, R.E.Smallman and R.J: Bishop, Butterrworth Heinemann, 1995
- Materials Selector, N.A. Waterman and F. Sabih, Elsevier, 1991.
T classes are presential formal lessons of key themes that integrate the syllabus, in which will be taught the basic concepts and stimulate discussion on its importance for the future Master. Are supported by examples of components manufacturing of high mediatic impact.
TP classes consist of groups working on specific problems and have as main objective the assumption of responsibility for individual and collective in the tasks and deadlines to be achieved. Proactive stance by the students will be encouraged during these group working.
Laboratorio com Tecnologias de Processamento;Técnicas de caracterização necessárias para determinar as características dos produtos processados e avaliação dos seus afastamentos ao projectado.