Manufacturing Guide for Mechanical Product Development
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Manufacturing Guide for Mechanical Product Development

Learn how everyday physical products are manufactured with no prior experience in engineering.
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4.3 (70 ratings)
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Created by Swapnil Patel
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Make mechanical prototypes for design projects
  • Transform ideas into physical products and physical products into success
  • Understand how everyday things are made
  • Approach machine shops and manufacturing companies for manufacturing your product
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  • The only things required are your time, attention, and passion to learn manufacturing. I will do the rest.

Welcome to the course that will explain Manufacturing from the very basics – “Manufacturing Guide for Product Development”. Whether you are an engineer, product developer, emerging entrepreneur, or simply an Android or Java Developer who is intrigued by the world of manufacturing, this course will provide skills that will help you in many aspects of your engineering or non-engineering career.

Gain Manufacturing Knowledge without Spending $60,000 in Colleges and Universities

  • Complete overview of modern manufacturing methods
  • Video links that demonstrate these manufacturing methods to understand them visually
  • All complex industrial processes explained in the easiest manner; No unnecessary technical terms and jargons
  • Connection between manufacturing and product development
  • Understanding of how everyday products are made like bottles, grocery bags, smartphone case, pipes, metal containers etc.

Course Summary

Sometimes, even engineers who spend 4 years of college learning theories do not know enough about manufacturing. I have spent countless hours learning manufacturing theories and just as many hours practising in the mechanical engineering industry. I have compiled all the juicy and interesting things in this Udemy course while leaving out unnecessary things so this course is all you need.

Unlike computer programming, manufacturing and mechanical engineering are hands-on fields. You need to visit machine shops and factories to see the actual physical processes in order to learn properly. But, I have manufacturing-related video links in this course that will allow you to learn everything without having to visit hot and dirty factories.

The best thing about this course is that it uses the simplest language and avoids all the technical and unnecessarily complicated wording so you can understand even the most complicated topics with ease. As long as you have passion to learn amazing things, YOU MUST TAKE THIS COURSE.

Contents and Overview

This course contains over 40 lectures, 2+ hours of contents, and a compilation of the best video demonstrations for each topic discussed.

I will cover these topics

  • Materials
  • Plastic Types
  • Concept Generation
  • Casting
  • Molding
  • Forming
  • Machining
  • Powder Processing
  • 3D Printing
  • Joining

By the time you complete this course, you will feel very accomplished and look at products around you differently depending on your profession. If you are in engineering, you will be able to make great prototypes for your design projects and have more hands-on skills compared to your other classmates. If you are not in engineering, you will develop a good eye for seeing things in terms of manufacturing. you will be able to see your smartphone or your window frames and think how they must have been made!

There is a lot to learn and you will have questions along the way. Feel free to post your questions and ideas onto the discussion board of this course and I will reply with an answer within 48 hours. I encourage students to participate as much as possible.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with a passion to understand how things are made and how manufacturing works. No prior technical background required.
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Curriculum For This Course
43 Lectures
Introduction to the Course
5 Lectures 07:59

This lecture provides a brief overview of why you should know manufacturing processes and techniques and how they can benefit you.

Preview 01:26

This lecture provides a summary of major types of materials used in manufacturing: Metals, polymers (or plastics), and ceramics.

Preview 02:25

Major types of manufacturing processes covered in this course: Casting, molding, forming, machining, powder processing, 3D printing, and joining.

Preview 00:38

This lecture covers how different factors affect what type of manufacturing process you should select and in what circumstances.

Preview 03:30

Accessing Videos in this Course
1 page
4 Lectures 12:27

General introduction to casting. What casting is and the general procedure to cast metals.

Introduction to Casting

Investment Casting

Die Casting
6 Lectures 12:53

General overview of molding. What molding is different types of molding methods covered in this course.

Introduction to Molding

This lecture provides a clear distinction between three different types of plastics and their limitations.

Preview 01:40

Extrusion and Blown Film

Blow Molding

Injection Molding

Compression Molding
5 Lectures 07:38

This lecture provides an overview of what forming is and how it is different from casting and molding. Different types of forming processes covered in this course include forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing, and sheet metal forming.

Introduction to Forming



Extrusion and Drawing

Sheet Metal Forming
6 Lectures 16:54

This lecture discusses the importance of machining, its benefits, and its distinction from other processes. The machining equipment discussed in the course include drill press, lathe, milling machine, grinder, and CNC.


Drill Press


Milling Machine


Powder Processing
3 Lectures 04:43

This lecture discusses the importance of powder processing and how metal and ceramic products can be made with powder processing.

Introduction to Powder Processing


Powder Processing Steps
3D Printing
3 Lectures 09:34

This lecture introduces the students to the fantastic world of 3D printing and explains why there is so much hype around 3D printing technology. Main types of 3D printing techniques involve SLA and FDM.

3D Printing Explained


7 Lectures 21:11
Introduction to Joining



Difference between Welding, Brazing, and Soldering
1 page


Adhesive Bonding

Product Development
2 Lectures 05:30

This lecture provides an overview of different stages of product development cycle starting from the concept generation to project sustainability.

Concept Generation

This short lecture discusses the role of CAD and drawings when it comes to manufacturing and how 3D CAD packages such as SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, and Unigraphics are important in manufacturing.

CAD and Drawings
2 Lectures 05:34
Course Summary

About the Instructor
Swapnil Patel
4.3 Average rating
70 Reviews
1,217 Students
1 Course
Mechanical Engineer

I am a Mechanical Engineer with Master's degree from University of Toronto and 4 years of industrial experience. As a young engineer, I get to learn a lot from industry veterans and I am fortunate enough to have gained valuable experience in oil and gas, mining, and food manufacturing industries. However, I believe knowledge is meant to be shared and not contained.

Hence, I am reaching out to a broad student population on Udemy. I aim to make useful and engaging courses in engineering so that students can learn from my knowledge. I am open to all ideas and feedback to make learning a better experience and more accessible to students.