The Future of Manufacturing Business

Advance your knowledge and skills on futuristic manufacturing technology solutions with this free online course.

Publisher: NPTEL
This free online course on The Future of Manufacturing Business will provide you with advanced proficiency in the manufacturing industry. Adjusting to evolving trends can be very demanding but this course gives detailed insights into modern and emerging technologies such as Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) and other policies and procedures that are necessary for career improvement, to consistently meet every manufacturing objective.
The Future of Manufacturing Business
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    6-10 Hours
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This free online course on The Future of Manufacturing Business begins with a discussion of Machine Intelligence. You will learn about its objectives from different perspectives, as well as its expectations in modern paradigms. You will proceed to examine the concept of Blockchain, its advantages, as well as its numerous applications. Also, a brief exploration of the history of Additive Manufacturing (AM) will be highlighted, as well as an overview of its applications, such as Prototyping, Tooling, and Part Repairs. These applications would give you an idea of what AM is used for, and the categories that they fall under. Afterwards, you will examine the different AM materials there are and the parameters that influence their properties. Much focus will be placed on Metal Powder as an Additive Manufacturing material, discussing how it is manufactured, its process flow-chart, it's testing techniques, and its various chemical compositions. Also, the things to consider when selecting the material for Additive Manufacturing are briefly considered.

Next, a deeper review of Additive Manufacturing will be considered. You will examine two dominant processes of Additive Manufacturing which include the Laser Powder Bed Fusion, and the Vat Polymerization Process. You will analyze these two processes of AM, identifying more aspects under each process and showing some case-uses and examples regarding both processes. Then, you will have an overview of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM), analyzing its approaches such as system design, part design, and process design. The importance of DFAM and a few case studies associated with it will also be discussed. Additionally, you will explore the concept of the supply chain for Additive Manufacturing, its advantages, challenges, limitations, its various models, and the impacts of 3D printing on the supply chain.

Finally, You will study some important Laser Powder Bed Fusion (which is one popular method of Additive Manufacturing) parameters, examining their interactions and effects in Additive Manufacturing. Then, an elaborate discussion about Quality in Additive Manufacturing will follow, identifying all angles and requirements concerning production quality in order to satisfy customer expectations. Also, you will analyze the Extrusion Based AM, which is another method of additive manufacturing. Afterwards, you will explore deeper, the metal powder characterization and manufacturing techniques, as well as discussions on metal injection moulding, powder properties and requirements, some challenges in AM industry, and some practical case studies from notable companies. This course promises to sharpen your capabilities of additive manufacturing/3D printing technology. You will gain advanced capabilities and modern techniques to better address manufacturing business operations. So why wait? start this course today!

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