MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2014 Activities by Sponsor - Leaders for Global Operations

Essentials of Mechanical Assembly

Daniel Whitney, Sr Research Scientist, Emeritus

Enrollment: Unlimited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/06
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions
Prereq: none

This is a non-credit version of a previously offered graduate course 2.875 Mechanical Assemblies: Their Design, Manufacture, and Role in Product Development.  This version covers the basic technical content including Key Characteristics, Constraint, Modeling of Assemblies, Variation, and the Datum Flow Chain.  Extra lectures on Product Architecture and Assembly Economics are also included.  The classes comprise four days with three lectures of 1.5 hours each with the following schedule: 8:30 - 10 am; 10:30 - 12:00; 1:00 - 2:30 pm.  Students should sign up by sending an e-mail to

Sponsor(s): Leaders for Global Operations, Mechanical Engineering
Contact: Daniel Whitney c/o Laura Zaganjori, (617) 258-5620,

Daily class sessions

Jan/21 Tue 08:30AM-02:30PM 3-370
Jan/22 Wed 08:30AM-02:30PM 3-370
Jan/23 Thu 08:30AM-02:30PM 3-370
Jan/24 Fri 08:30AM-02:30PM 3-370

Daniel Whitney - Sr Research Scientist, Emeritus