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Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design

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Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • All modern economies need industries that are innovative in product design and efficient in manufacturing. In turn, these industries need people who are knowledgeable about the process. Alison's free online manufacturing course will give you a detailed understanding of manufacturing and product design by covering topics such as what design is, how to use models in product design, bringing ideas from concept to prototype to production, using the product design specification, manufacturing processes such as casting, forming, cutting and joining, surface engineering and optical materials engineering. There are also a number of case studies to review.

    Alison's online course is ideal for employees or professionals who want to learn more about product design and manufacturing processes, and for learners who would like a manufacturing or product design career.

  • ALISON's manufacturing course will teach you conceptual design. You will gain knowledge of how to conduct product design specifications and learn the four types of manufacturing processes. This course will also help you understand surface engineering.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 17 )
  • PRODUCT DESIGN
  • Introduction to Product Design
  • Module 1: Design and Designing
    • Introduction to Design
    • Problems and Solutions
    • What is Good Design?
    • Design as Model-Making
    • Design and Needs
    • Designing as Heuristic Problem-Solving
    • Design, Creativity, Invention and Innovation
  • Module 2: Models of the Design Process
    • Introduction to Models of the Design Process
    • Building a Simple Model of Design
    • March's Model of Design
    • BS 7000 Model of Design
    • French Model of Design
    • Pahl and Beitz's Model of Design
    • Usefulness of Design Models
  • Conceptual Design and Case Study
  • Module 3: Conceptual Design
    • Establishing the Design Space
    • Conceptual Design Case Study - Human-Powered Flight
    • The Importance of Concept
    • Concept to Prototype
    • Concept to Prototype Case Study - Jet Engine
  • Module 4: Case Study in Design and Innovation
    • Concept to Prototype to Production
    • Case Study: Brompton Folding Bicycle
    • Brompton Folding Bicycle - Prototyping and Improving
    • Brompton Folding Bicycle - Production
  • Product Design Specification
  • Module 5: Product Design Specification
    • Introduction to Product Design Specification
    • PDS Checklist
    • PDS Development
  • Module 6: Product Design
    • Introduction to Product Design
    • Engineering or Industrial Design
    • Product Function or Form
    • Marketing the Product
    • The Fours 'Ps'
  • Product Design Assessment
    • Product Design Assessment
  • MANUFACTURING
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Module 7: Introduction to Manfacturing Processes
    • Introduction to Manufacturing Technologies
    • What is Manufacturing?
    • The Manufacturing Process
    • Component Parts
  • Module 8: Manufacturing Processes
    • Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
    • Gears and Gearing
    • Basic Manufacturing Processes
    • Scales of Material Structure
    • Product Shapes
  • Four Types of Manufacturing Processes
  • Module 9: Manufacturing Process - Casting
    • Introduction to Casting
    • Types of Casting
    • Liquefying the Material
    • Viscosity and Fluidity
    • Casting Metals and Plastics
    • Casting Microstructure and Defects
    • Casting the Food Mixer Gearwheel
  • Module 10: Manufacturing Process - Forming
    • Introduction to Forming
    • Forces Applied during Forming
    • Working Temperatures
    • Forming Processes
    • Forming versus Casting
    • Forming the Gearwheel
  • Module 11: Manufacturing Process - Cutting
    • Introduction to Cutting
    • Cutting Processes
    • Machine Cutting
    • Mechanics of Machining
    • Hardness
    • Types of Tool Material
    • Machining the Gearwheel
  • Module 12: Manufacturing Process - Joining
    • Introduction to Joining
    • Mechanical Joining
    • Brazing and Soldering
    • Adhesives and Gluing
    • Welding
    • Creating the Gearwheel
  • Surface and Optical Engineering
  • Module 13: Surface Engineering
    • Introduction to Surface Engineering
    • Stainless Steel
    • Surface Wear
    • Applying Surface Coating Material
    • Case Study: The Kitchen Knife
  • Module 14: Optical Materials Engineering
    • Optical Properties of Light
    • Optical Materials Selection
    • Scratch-resistant Coatings
    • Anti-reflective Coatings
  • Manufacturing Assessment
    • Manufacturing Assessment
  • End of Course Assessment
  • End of Course Assessment
    • End of Course Assessment
Topics List ( 3 )
Module 5: Product Design Specification
Topics List ( 1 )
Product Design Assessment
Product Design Assessment
Topics List ( 1 )
Manufacturing Assessment
Manufacturing Assessment
Topics List ( 1 )
End of Course Assessment
End of Course Assessment
Course Features
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours

  • Publisher

    OpenLearn

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    250 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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