Introduction to manufacturing processes – different approaches – technical and economic considerations – significance of material properties with respect to selection of manufacturing process


Conventional casting processes – advantages and limitations – melting practices – design of castings – special casting processes


Conventional material joining processes – concept of weldability – need for dissimilar joints - machining processes – concept of machinability – material examples – developments in machining processes


Rolling – forging – extrusion – drawing - sheet metal forming – classification, advantages and limitations


Introduction to powder metallurgy – recent developments esp. in forging and mechanical alloying - concept of near net shape processing - concept and applications of rapid prototyping – emerging technologies for nano – processing



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