Materials & Manufacturing Processes
This course presents the use and application of materials and manufacturing processes as applied to Industrial Design. Students will be able to identify and specify material properties to give form to an Industrial Design product. Students will learn advanced and innovative manufacturing processes used in various production situations.
Students completing this course have:
• A complete understanding and knowledge about all of the types of materials – metals, wood, ceramics, glass, textiles, smart materials, coatings, Nano & Meta materials, and plastics.
• Demonstrated an understanding of manufacturing and finishing processes.
• Understood and applied form constraints mandated by manufacturing processes.
• Demonstrated an understanding of advanced construction strategies.
• A full understanding about proper part and product design using their knowledge about material properties, as well as the latest manufacturing, decorating, and assembly processes.
• An understanding of the processes and importance of designing products using the concepts of sustainability, biomimicry, and safety.
• Improved their communication skills for presenting their ideas in oral, written, and presentation form.
This course was co-developed with Adjunct Instructor, Howard Baum.