Manufacturing Guidelines for Product Design

By Prof. Inderdeep Singh   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 2068
Competition in the key word in today’s business environment. The major objective of the companies worldwide is to conceptualize, design and develop products that not only satisfy the customer’s needs and wants but also are competitive from cost as well as quality point of view. But it has been observed that our product design and development cycle usually follows a traditional/conventional approach that leads to a lot of non-value added features in the product. Moreover, these features also increase the manufacturing cost of the product. Therefore, there is an imminent need to acquaint the engineers and managers with the concept of design thinking that involves an integrated approach of combining the functions of design and manufacturing (including assembly). The integrated approach will certainly help the product designers to come up with designs that satisfy the customer requirements, offer good quality in terms of service and maintenance and are easy to manufacture at reasonable cost. The course contents will certainly add value to the knowledge base of the product and process designers and will definitely orient their thought process in the direction of integrating the manufacturing function with the design stage of the product development cycle

PRE-REQUISITES: No-prerequisite, any student enrolled for a UG/PG/Ph.D. degree in any discipline of Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering.
INDUSTRIES SUPPORT: All the industries involved in product conceptualization, design and development
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 21 Feb 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 21 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 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 : Product Design: Basics, Introduction of Manufacturing Processes, Manufacturing Processes : Advantages and Limitations-I, Manufacturing Processes : Advantages and Limitations-II, Process Capabilities: Basics.
Week 2 : Engineering Materials, Properties of Materials, Selection of Materials – I, Selection of Materials – II, Applications of Engineering Material.
Week 3 : Robust Design, Design for X, Product Design for Manual Assembly, DFMA Guidelines, Ergonomics in Product Design.
Week 4 : Selection of Processes-I, Selection of Processes-II, Process Capabilities, Design Guidelines for Sand Casting, Design Guidelines for Die Casting Process.
Week 5 : Product Design Guidelines: Compression Molding and Extrusion, Design Guidelines for Extrusion and Injection Molding, Design Guidelines for Sheet Metal Working, Design Guidelines for Machining, Design Guidelines for Powder Metal Processing.
Week 6 : Assembly Processes: Introduction, Adhesive Joining: Guidelines, Design Guidelines for Mechanical Fasteners, Design Guidelines for Welding, Design Guidelines: Brazing and Soldering.
Week 7 : Induction Welding: Plastics, Ultrasonic Welding: Plastics, Vibration and Spin Welding: Plastics, Microwave Joining, Hole Making : Guidelines.
Week 8 : Design for Environment, Design for Environment: Steps, Product Architecture, Rapid Prototyping, Product Design : Manufacturing Perspective.

Books and references

1.Product Design for Manufacture and Assembly, G. Boothroyd, P. Dewhurst, W. Knight, Marcel Dekker, University of Rhode Island Kingston, New York, USA.
2. Product Design and Development, Karl T. Ulrich, Steven D. Eppinger, McGraw-Hill companies, New York, USA.
3. Design for Manufacturability Handbook, James G. Bralla, McGraw-Hill companies, New York, USA.
4. Manufacturing Processes: Casting, Forming and Welding: H. S. Shan, Cambridge University Press.

Instructor bio

Prof. Inderdeep Singh

IIT Roorkee
Dr. Inderdeep Singh is currently working as Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He has taught among others, the industrial engineering courses such as Production Planning and Control, Product Design and Development, Work System Design, Industrial Management and Quality Management. He has been actively involved in the National Mission Project on Education Through ICT (NME-ICT) of Government of India. He has completed three video and one web course under the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL). He has developed suitable pedagogical methods for two under-graduate courses of Mechanical Engineering.

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: April 24, 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 6 assignments out of the total 8 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 Roorkee .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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