Manufacturing Guide for Mechanical Product Development

Learn how everyday physical products are manufactured with no prior experience in engineering.
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  • Length 2 hours
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • The only things required are your time, attention, and passion to learn manufacturing. I will do the rest.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone with a passion to understand how things are made and how manufacturing works. No prior technical background required.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Course
01:26

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

02:25

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

00:38

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

03:30

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

Accessing Videos in this Course
1 page
Section 2: Casting
02:38

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

Sand Casting
Preview
03:04
Investment Casting
03:03
Die Casting
03:42
Section 3: Molding
01:51

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

01:40

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

Extrusion and Blown Film
03:41
Blow Molding
00:52
Injection Molding
02:38
Compression Molding
02:11
Section 4: Forming
01:42

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.

Forging
01:28
Rolling
01:09
Extrusion and Drawing
01:42
Sheet Metal Forming
01:37
Section 5: Machining
03:36

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
03:05
Lathe
04:11
Milling Machine
02:17
Grinder
01:31
CNC
02:14
Section 6: Powder Processing
01:48

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

Applications
00:53
Powder Processing Steps
02:02
Section 7: 3D Printing
07:17

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.

SLA
01:16
FDM
01:01
Section 8: Joining
Introduction to Joining
00:54
Welding
06:01
Soldering
01:27
Difference between Welding, Brazing, and Soldering
1 page
Brazing
04:05
Adhesive Bonding
04:28
Fastening
04:16
Section 9: Product Development
04:05

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

01:25

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.

Section 10: Wrap-up
Course Summary
04:28
Congratulations
01:06

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Instructor Biography

Swapnil Patel, 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.

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