Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Technologies

By Prof. Sajan Kapil   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 557
The progress of additive manufacturing processes is ever increasing with the development of the digital platform in the manufacturing sector, which is essential for the growth of modern technologies. This course is primarily designed for fundamental understanding of different additive manufacturing technologies for realizing the metallic and non-metallic objects. The syllabus is oriented to cover from basic understanding to practical applications of this technology to develop the products. Therefore, the academic people, as well as the industrial practitioner both, will be benefitted from this course. The special emphasis is given to link computer interface with the digital manufacturing process and their demonstration using commercially available software. The modules cover almost all the direction of additive manufacturing technologies, and it is blended with fundamental development to the recent technologies. The audience will be able to develop a fundamental understanding of different perspectives and recent development in this field through the lectures, skill development through demonstration, and reinforce their knowledge by solving assignments. This course is presented in a lucid and simplified way to make it enjoyable to the beginners.

INTENDED AUDIENCE :Bachelor/Master/PhD students having background in Mechanical Engineering/Production Engineering/Manufacturing Technology
PRE-REQUISITES   : There are no pre-requisites in educational qualification.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : No industry support is required
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 26 Jul 2021
End Date : 15 Oct 2021
Exam Date : 24 Oct 2021
Enrollment Ends : 02 Aug 2021
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technology
  • Product Design
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

Course layout

Week 1  :Introduction to Additive Manufacturing  
Week 2  :Computer Aided Process Planning for Additive Manufacturing
Week 3  :Computer Aided Process Planning for Additive Manufacturing 
Week 4  :Liquid Additive Manufacturing
Week 5  :Liquid Additive Manufacturing
Week 6  :Sheet Additive Manufacturing
Week 7  :Wire Additive Manufacturing
Week 8  :Wire Additive Manufacturing
Week 9  :Wire Additive Manufacturing
Week 10 :Powder Additive Manufacturing
Week 11 :Powder Additive Manufacturing
Week 12 :Powder Additive Manufacturing

Books and references

1. Venuvinod, Patri K., and Weiyin Ma. Rapid prototyping: laser-based and other technologies. Springer Science & Business Media, 2013. 
2. Ian Gibson, David Rosen, and Brent Stucker, Additive Manufacturing Technologies: Rapid Prototyping to Direct Digital Manufacturing, Springer, New York, NY, 2015. 3. Kumar, L. Jyothish, Pulak M. Pandey, and David Ian Wimpenny, eds. 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies. Singapore: Springer, 2019. 
4. Jacobs, Paul F. "Fundamentals of stereolithography." In 1992 International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium. 1992.

Instructor bio

Prof. Sajan Kapil

IIT Guwahati
Dr. Sajan Kapil completed his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from G. B. Pant Engineering College Pauri, Master’s degree in Computer Assisted Manufacturing from IIT Guwahati & University of Stuttgart and Ph.D. from IIT Bombay. After that, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering IIT Guwahati as an Assistant Professor. His areas of research include 3D printing, Manufacturing Automation, and CAD/CAM. At IIT Bombay, he had developed an Additive Manufacturing process called "Hybrid Layered Manufacturing". He had simplified the manufacturing process of complex geometries by generating both 3 and 5-axis metal deposition toolpaths. He has published his research work in 13 international journals, 7 Indian patents, and more than 20 conferences. He has developed a new elective course entitled as ’Additive Manufacturing Technologies’ at IIT Guwahati. He is involved in teaching the subjects like ‘Additive Manufacturing Technologies’, ‘Kinematics of Machinery’, ‘Engineering Drawing’, and ‘Manufacturing Laboratory’, at IIT Guwahati.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 October 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

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