Metal Additive Manufacturing

By Prof. J. Ramkumar, Prof. Amandeep Singh   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 1301
The manufacturing technology has advanced greatly in the recent years with Additive Manufacturing (AM) of metals now being extended to all sectors of industry such as aerospace, medical, and tooling. The fourth industrial revolution with the advent of IoT and digital manufacturing demands for quicker and modular manufacturing solutions which are well catered by metal AM Technologies. This course brings the introduction to the current status of metal AM basics, materials, processes, and major important related aspects to the table. The students, teachers, practitioners would benefit from this course in updating their skills in the modern technology. The course is supplemented with laboratory demonstrations practical experience. After completion of the course, the learners would be able to advance their prowess in AMin order to reduce the cost of production, improve the performance of fabricated parts, and achieve their defined targets in metal products manufacturing.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students of all Engineering and Science disciplines.

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

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 30 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Additive Manufacturing (AM)
Week 2: Modular Design and Topology
Week 3: Design freedom in AM
Week 4: CAD for AM
Week 5: Metal AM physics and processes, Laser and Extrusion
Week 6: Metal AM processes, Filament, Powder and Sheet Systems
Week 7: Metal AM physics and processes, Directed Energy, Binder and Material Jetting
Week 8: Feedstocks, metallurgy and properties of materials
Week 9: Post processing and testing
Week 10: Reverse Engineering for metal AM
Week 11: Modelling for AM
Week 12: Value analysis, and future of metal AM

Books and references

1. Milewski, J.O., 2017. Additive manufacturing of metals. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
2. Leach, R. and Carmignato, S. eds., 2020. Precision Metal Additive Manufacturing. CRC Press.
3. Balasubramanian, K.R. and Senthilkumar, V. eds., 2020. Additive Manufacturing Applications for Metals and Composites. IGI Global.

Instructor bio

Prof. J. Ramkumar

IIT Kanpur
Dr. Janakarajan Ramkumar is Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department, and Design Program, at 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

Prof. Amandeep Singh

Dr. Amandeep Singh is working asResearch Scientist in the Mechanical Engineering Department, and Design Program, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He holds PhD degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, and a bachelor degree in Production Engineering. Dr. Singh has ten years of industrial and academic experience. His research interests are Sustainable Manufacturing Processes and Systems, Simulation of Manufacturing Systems, Product Design and Manufacturing, Applied Ergonomics and Engineering Metrology. 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 also published in various international reputed journals.

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: 30 October 2022 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.

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.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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