(3 Hours Lecture/week): 3 credits

Module I: (8 Hours)

Introduction - Design philosophy, implementing DFM, Benefits of DFM Concurrent Engineering - Design for Quality, Design for Life Cycle, Design for Cost, Enabling Technology, Concurrent Engineering and the Organization, Improving the Development Process Management Frameworks - Architecture, Management's concerns with Manufacturability, Team Building and Training Justification of DFM, Viewpoints for DFM

Module II: (12 Hours)

Quality Tools in DFM - Problem Solving Tools, Quality Function Deployment, Benchmarking, Supplier Involvement, Taguchi approach. Computer Aided Technology - CAD/CAM/CAE, Rapid Prototyping, Group Technology, CIM Creative Thinking in DFM, Tools General Product Design - Impact of Design concept and early project decisions, Evaluating manufacturability of conceptual designs, Producibility, Geometric Tolerancing

Module III: (12 Hours)

Design for Assembly - Principles, improving serviceability, recyclability Design for Machining - Principles, Non-Traditional Machining Design for forming - Principles, fine blanking, roll forming, precision forming, metal spinning, tube fabrication

Module IV: (12 Hours)

Design for Forging, Casting. Design for Coating - Painting, powder coating, metal spraying Design for Heat Treatment Design for Fastening & Joining - Design guidelines for fasteners, adhesive assembly, welded assemblies Design for Materials: Plastics, Composites, Ceramics, Powder Metallurgy

Text Book:

  1. Chitale, AK and Gupta, RC, 1997, "Product Design and Manufacturing", Prentice Hall of India Pvt Ltd.


  1. Dieter, George Elwood, "Engineering Design - A Materials and Processing approach", Mc Graw Hill International.
  2. Bakerjian, Ramon, Ed., "Design for Manufacturability, 1992, Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook", Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Michigan.