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Product Design and Manufacturing

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur via NPTEL

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In the last few decades, the product development process has undergone a noticeable change, which is due to the global competition, international markets, and increasing customer needs. Managing the product development process, right from idea generation to final product manufacturing has to be systematic and effective to meet the customer needs, while incorporating the time-to-market constraint as well. This course presents an overview of the product design and development process, along with the manufacturing aspects. The concepts Design for Manufacturing and Assembly, analytical tools for development, costing and manufacturing would help the students and practitioners learn to conceptualize, design, and manufacture competitively-priced quality products. Prototyping and simulation using soft tools are also incorporated make the students learn the modern tools in manufacturing.


Week 1 :Introduction to product design and manufacturing,Product design: definition, and evolution.,Product design morphology,Product design morphology: Preliminary ,and detailed design.

Week 2 : Product design: flowcharting,Creativity techniques,Translating customer needs,Product Development process

Week 3 : Value Engineering: a product design approach,Elements of Value Engineering,Value Engineering tools,Case study in Value Engineering

Week 4 : Product manufacturing: Process selection,Design for Manufacturing (DFM),Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA),Design for Environment: Life Cycle Impact Assessment

Week 5 : Product costing: Elements of product cost,Product costing: Life Cycle Costing,Material selection: Metals and alloys,Material selection: Plastics, Ceramics, Rubber.

Week 6 : Integrated Product and Process Design and Development,Quality monitoring: Control charts for processes,Quality monitoring: Control charts for attributes and defects, Quality Assurance

Week 7 : Patenting: Creativity versus Innovation,Patenting: need and process,Prototyping: methods of..,Prototyping: laboratory demonstration

Week 8 : Product manufacturing aspects: Layout design,Product manufacturing aspects: Soft tools,Product manufacturing aspects: Process simulation,Managing competitiveness: Benchmarking, Outsourcing, and mass customization

Taught by

Amandeep Singh and Janakranjan Ramkumar

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