Rapid Manufacturing


Prof. J. Ramkumar

Prof. Amandeep Singh

IIT Kanpur

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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.


 Students of all Engineering and Science disciplines.


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




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.


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

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1. Join the course
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COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 3000 + GST

2. Watch Videos+Submit Assignments
After enrolling, learners can watch lectures and learn and follow it up with attempting/answering the assignments given.

3. Get qualified to register for exams
A learner can earn a certificate in the self paced course only by appearing for the online remote proctored exam and to register for this, the learner should get minimum required marks in the assignments as given below:

Assignment score = Score more than 50% in at least 9/12 assignments.
Exam score = 50% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
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4. Register for exams
The certification exam is conducted online with remote proctoring. Once a learner has become eligible to register for the certification exam, they can choose a slot convenient to them from what is available and pay the exam fee. Schedule of available slot dates/timings for these remote-proctored online examinations will be published and made available to the learners.

EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.

5. Results and Certification
After the exam, based on the certification criteria of the course, results will be declared and learners will be notified of the same. A link to download the e-certificate will be shared with learners who pass the certification exam.


Course Details

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

Books and References

1. Kamrani, A.K. and Nasr, E.A., 2010. Engineering design and rapid prototyping. Springer Science & Business Media.
2. Gebhardt, A., 2011. Understanding additive manufacturing.
3. Gibson, I., Rosen, D.W. and Stucker, B., 2014. Additive manufacturing technologies (Vol. 17). New York: Springer.
4. Hopkinson, N., Hague, R. and Dickens, P. eds., 2006. Rapid manufacturing: an industrial revolution for the digital age. John Wiley & Sons.
5. Pham, D. and Dimov, S.S., 2012. Rapid manufacturing: the technologies and applications of rapid prototyping and rapid tooling. Springer Science & Business Media.


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