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Product Design and Manufacturing


Innovation, better management, throughput improvements, and expansion of new technologies have led Product Design and Manufacturing as a compelling field for the students. 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 systems aspects. The concepts Design for Manufacturing, Assembly, and Environment, and analytical tools for development, costing and manufacturing would help the students and practitioners learn to conceptualize, design, and manufacture competitively-priced quality products. Reverse Engineering, Prototyping and Simulation using soft tools are also incorporated make the students learn the advanced methods in manufacturing.

Students of all Engineering and Science disciplines.


UG/PG: It is for pre-final and final year UG, and PG course

PREREQUISITES: The student should have completed two semesters of UG Engineering or Science program. 


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Dr. Janakarajan Ramkumar is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department, and Design Program, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He teaches manufacturing science, micro/nano technology, new product development. He has a bachelors in Production Engineering with his doctorate in Defect quantification in drilling of composites from IIT Madras, India with a best thesis award.  Over the years his contribution in teaching and research is remarkable.  He has worked for BOSCH group and improved the productivity of the company. His research and teaching focus is on nano technology and inclusive design. He has several international and national patents in his credit and has published more than 100 journal papers.

Dr. Amandeep Singh is currently working as Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. He holds PhD degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, and a bachelor degree in Production Engineering. Dr. Singh has over ten years of industrial, research, and academic experience. His research interests are Sustainable Manufacturing Processes and Systems, Simulation of Manufacturing Systems, Product Design and Manufacturing, Applied Ergonomics and Engineering Metallurgy. He has traveled in countries like US, Canada, and Australia to present his research in various international conferences organized by reputed bodies like CIRP and IEOM. His research is published in various international refereed journals.


Week 1  : Introduction to product design and manufacturing
Week 2  Product design morphology
Week 3 Visual Design, and Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
Week 4 Value Engineering
Week 5 Material, and Manufacturing process selection
Week 6 Design for Manufacturing, Assembly, and Maintenance
Week 7 Design for Environment, and Quality Control
Week 8  Patenting, and Creativity
Week 9  Rapid Prototyping
Week 10  Plant Layout Design
Week 11  Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Week 12  Reverse Engineering, and Managing Competitiveness.


•    Eppinger, S. and Ulrich, K., 2015. Product design and development. McGraw-Hill Higher Education
•    Magrab, E.B., Gupta, S.K., McCluskey, F.P. and Sandborn, P., 2009. Integrated product and process design and development: the product realization process. CRC Press. 
•    Boothroyd, G., 1994. Product design for manufacture and assembly. Computer-Aided Design, 26(7), pp505-520.
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date of Exam: April 28th 2019 (Sunday).
  • Time of Exam: Morning session 9am to 2 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 8 out of 12 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.