Product development is the process through which a mechanical product is realized from just an idea into a fully detailed entity ready for production.
This course is an attempt to cover that process at an introductory level covering all the key concepts, ideas, and details from the perspective of a Mechanical design engineer.
The course is structured in a way as to build on the product development process step by step. From the way an Idea is generated, incubated, to how a concept is generated, evaluated, how specifications are created and set towards the system design of a product, followed by an overview of activities in Detailed design and prototyping.
- Opportunity identification and product idea generation
- What are customer needs?
- What are specifications and when are they set ? how are they set?
- How are concepts generated?
- How to select and score concepts?
- Techniques for Generating ideas and concepts
- What is modularity? and the difference between modular designs and integral designs
- What is product architecture along with the example of a Vehicle architecture
- Importance of the Engineering drawing in Detail design
- Design for X and Design for manufacturing and Assembly
- Types of prototypes and the purpose of prototyping
What you will learn from this course?
- To understand the overall process of product development and develop an understanding of how products are developed
- To learn ways of developing ideas, opportunities for new product development
- To understand concepts like product architecture, modularity, and Interfaces relating to mechanical design.