Welcome to Manufacturing Portal


Hello everyone. Welcome to Manufacturing Portal. I created this portal to connect with students@IIITDM Kancheepuram and offer them opportunities for blended learning. On this page, you can find the courses related to Manufacturing and Design. For all the courses, enrolment is necessary. 

Enrolment is manually carried out by faculty during the beginning of the course.

 If you need to self enroll, please send a mail to skumaran@iiitdm.ac.in for the enrolments key. 

This is what you get when you enroll for the courses

  • Tutorials, 
  • slides, 
  • videos
  • supplementary materials
  • Assignment and Project submission
  • Course schedules and announcement
  • Online attendance
  • Online grading
  • Online quizzes
  • Past Question papers, and 
  • keys for the exam question papers

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Smart Manufacturing Division

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Mechanical Engineering Department

IIITDM Kancheepuram

DfAM Laboratory

    Available courses

    Students will learn fundamentals of conventional and non-traditional manufacturing processes and to interpret product requirements to select and/or synthesize suitable manufacturing processes. At the end of the course, a student will be able to determine the appropriate manufacturing process(es) for the product to be made, analyse the suitability of a manufacturing process to convert the raw material to designed specifications and perform cost analysis for various manufacturing process to minimize the cost of processing the material

    This course is intended to help students gain experience with 3D Printing and explore additive manufacturing as a way to cut time-to-market. 3D Printing, and other additive manufacturing techniques, are commonly used for the production of rapid prototypes. However, with the rapid decline in cost and increase in quality of 3D Printing technology there is a case to be made for low volume agile, additive manufacturing of both end products and internal manufacturing fixtures. This course will introduce students to new novel 3D Printing processes, teach Design for Additive Manufacturing best practices, and give students hands-on experience in software and hardware for 3D Printing. 

    This course aims to introduce the concept of sustainable manufacturing to students and enables them to analyse the impact of various decisions and evaluate options in a global context that minimize the impact of manufacturing activities on society, the environment, and resources. Students would be able to identify various alternatives in design, materials and process to make informed trade-off decisions that will minimise energy use, water use and emissions during product life cycle stages.

    This course introduces students to study of the principles, techniques, and applications of computer numerically controlled machine tools. G and M code programming of industrial machines, tooling systems, and an iintroduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) systems will be covered. At the completion of the course, the student should be able  to use the appropriate terminology to describe CNC machine tools, explain the basic types of CNC machine tools and the manufacturing operations for which they are best suited, describe the major factors in the development of CNC machines, prepare G and M code programs and documentation for the manufacturing steps required to produce machined parts on CNC turning and machining centers and develop part programs for machining free form surfaces

    This course helps students to develop an understanding of computer numerically controlled machine tools and develop their skills in G and M code programming of industrial machines, tooling systems using manual and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) systems. At the completion of the course, the student will be able to write part programs for milling, turning and wire-cut EDM, generate part programs for milling and turning using CAM software, model free form surfaces and generate tool path for 5-axis machining, verify and optimize tool path for complex machining operations.

    This course begins with an overall ecosystem of manufacturing and manufacturing processes. After introducing the manufacturing process classifications, this course teaches fundamentals in phase change, shape change and joining processes each for 15 lectures/interactions for one hour duration. In this semester (Fall 2018), this course is offered for B.Tech Smart Manufacturing third semester students.
    Students learn to use methods of manufacturing and equipment to make products using multiple manufacturing processes, coupled with inspection as per engineering drawings. Processes include assembly, casting, forming, welding, and injection molding, performed manually and/or via computer programming. Students will be able to perform basic shop floor operation and prepare documents used for monitoring and controlling part production.

     This course introduced the fundamentals of machining processes and machine tools to undergraduate manufacturing students. Students will gain knowledge of machining processes and machine tools. Students will gain knowledge to understand secondary finishing processes in addition to primary machining processes.

    This practice course helps students to perform experiments on fundamental manufacturing processes to understand the process, equipment, tooling and set-up involved in these processes. Students learn to use production machines and equipment to make products using multiple manufacturing processes. Processes include assembly, casting, forming, welding, and injection molding, performed manually and/or via computer programming. Students will be able to perform basic shop floor operation and prepare documents used for monitoring and controlling part production.

    This STTP focuses on DfAM methods that identify opportunities for increased complexities in design. The aim of the training program is to understand the new found design freedom in Additive Manufacturing and optimizing the existing design using various tools. Faculty, Research scholars, Postgraduate and Graduate students from various institutions and delegates from the industries can register for the program. An understanding of various design methods and computer-aided design are the prerequisites for attending the program.


    In this course, Design for Manufacturability, Design for Reliability, Design for Assembly, Design for environment, Design for Maintainability, Design for Serviceability, and Design for Life Cycle cost will be covered. DFX provides systematic approaches for analyzing design from a spectrum of perspectives. The Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) approach produces a considerable reduction in parts, resulting in simple and more reliable design with less assembly and lower manufacturing costs.  Design for Reliability (DFR) enables the designers to gain insight into how and why a proposed design may fail and identifies aspects of design that may need to be improved.  Design for Serviceability (DFS), is the ability to diagnose, remove, replace, replenish, or repair any component or sub-assembly, to original specifications, with relative ease.  In Design for Life-Cycle Cost, the activity-based cost (ABC) is a powerful method for estimating life-cycle design cost to help guide the DFSS team in decision making to achieve cost-efficient Six Sigma design in the presence of market and operations uncertainty.  The objective of Design for Maintainability is to ensure that the design will perform satisfactorily throughout its intended life with a minimum expenditure of budget and effort.  Design for the Environment (DFE) addresses environmental concerns as well as post-production transport, consumption, maintenance, and repair. 

    Students will gain a practical knowledge of various manufacturing processes in a hands-on environment through experiments and simulations. At the end of the course, a student will be able to  realize products using primary manufacturing processes, develop a practical understanding of basic manufacturing processes and capabilities of each manufacturing processes and capabilities of each, identify and rectify defects in parts and manufacturing processes related problems and analyze data from experiments performed and reach conclusions. 

    This course describes what is meant by “sustainability” and what you need to know about this concept. It starts out broadly, outlining why sustainability is important to the world, then what it means in the context of business, and finally why it is important in your role as a designer, engineer, product specialist, or other type of product design professional.

    Dear All,

    This training program focuses on facilitating the guidance to gain experience with the open-source embedded system development board, Arduino using TinkerCAD software. Participants can also learn about its application like 5-in-1 CNC machines, IoT applications, and more. The program aims to provide realtime working of Arduino using simulation software. It is intended for faculty mentors, students, artists, designers, hobbyists, or anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. This portal will be active for 90 days from the start of the program. The enrollment will end exactly after 90 days from the start of the program.