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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Rapid Manufacturing

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


In the contemporary dynamic manufacturing era, to produce products that can be easily made and can offer typical competences is of utmost importance. Besides basic manufacturing processes, engineering students and manufacturers needs to bolster their skills in advanced technologies. This course is a step in this direction to make the students to learn design, development, and manufacturing using Rapid Manufacturing technologies. Along with specific Rapid Prototyping techniques, manufacturing concerns such as geometric modelling, design for manufacturing and assembly, developing modular designs, group technology, et cetera are included. Laboratory demonstrations are also induced for practical experience. In the end of this course, students should be able to identify the methods and techniques required to manufacture any model.INTENDED AUDIENCE:Students of all Engineering and Science disciplines.PREREQUISITES:The student should have completed two semesters of UG Engineering or Science program.INDUSTRY SUPPORT :HAL, NAL, SAIL, ISRO


Week 1 : Introduction to Rapid Manufacturing (RM)Week 2 : Product Design ProcessWeek 3 : Design for ModularityWeek 4 : Reverse EngineeringWeek 5 : 3D measurement: laboratory demonstrationWeek 6 : Polymerization, and Powder based RM processesWeek 7 : Liquid based, and Sheet stacking RM processesWeek 8 : 3D printing RM processes and laboratory demonstrationWeek 9 : Beam Deposition RM processes, and materials in RMWeek 10 : Post-processing and costing in RMWeek 11 : Rapid Product Development (CAD/CAE/CIM)Week 12 : Rapid Product Development (Software demonstration), and case studies on RM

Taught by

Prof. J. Ramkumar

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