Manufacturing Guide for Mechanical Product Development

Learn how everyday physical products are manufactured with no prior experience in engineering.
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  • Lectures 43
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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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

Who 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.

Learn on the go.
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Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the Course

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


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


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


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

Accessing Videos in this Course
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Section 2: Casting

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

Sand Casting
Investment Casting
Die Casting
Section 3: Molding

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


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

Extrusion and Blown Film
Blow Molding
Injection Molding
Compression Molding
Section 4: Forming

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.

Extrusion and Drawing
Sheet Metal Forming
Section 5: Machining

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
Section 6: Powder Processing

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

Powder Processing Steps
Section 7: 3D Printing

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.

Section 8: Joining
Introduction to Joining
Difference between Welding, Brazing, and Soldering
1 page
Adhesive Bonding
Section 9: Product Development

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


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

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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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