QIP Short Term Course on

Rapid Product Development

December 11th – 15th, 2006

Coordinator: Dr. G. Saravana Kumar

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

North Guwahati, Guwahati - 781 039





The Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) supported by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India through All India Council for Technical education (AICTE) aims at developing better teaching capabilities within the country. The main vehicle of this program is the development of curriculum and training of the teachers for the same. The present course titled “Rapid Product Development” is being organized at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam.


Due to the requirement of better quality of products and the pressing time constraints, the need for evaluating all feasible design alternatives with least cost and time is required for a sustainable product development in the current era. Computer aided design; manufacturing and analysis technologies provide a valuable resource tool for the futuristic design. Further recent advances in technologies like reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and tooling are increasingly enabling fast, inexpensive ways to create parts directly from computer aided design models. It is promising in that way that if these technologies are given there due significance in the engineering curriculum the impact will be revolutionizing for the Indian industries. The purpose of this short term course is sharing the experience of the experts in this area with the participants and encouraging them to introduce these technologies as part of their engineering curriculum.


The short-term course aims at familiarizing the participants on modern technologies & associated equipments as well as software for rapid product development in large-scale industries like automobile, aerospace, research institution like defense, space and small-scale industries and other application fields like biomedical, art and archeology. The facilities at IITG will be used for demonstrating recent techniques in product development like reverse engineering (RE), rapid prototyping (RP), rapid tooling (RT) for various applications. APSOM INFOTEX Ltd. New Delhi, CAD/CAM consultant and vendor has agreed to provide some facilities during the course. Demos on product development and practical application will also be made by them. Few lectures from practicing engineers will also benefit the audience.


This proceeding contains the course materials for the short term course prepared by the Faculty members of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Design, IIT Guwahati, resource persons from other premier institution and industry.




Dr. G. Saravana Kumar                                                                                   Date:   11.12.2006

Course Coordinator

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Guwahati – 781039.




The coordinator of short term course on “Rapid Product Development” under Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) are thankful to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India for providing financial support to conduct the training  of teachers through AICTE. The coordinator expresses his gratitude to the Director, Dean (Administration), Dean (Research & Development), Dean (Academic Affairs) and Assistant Registrar (Establishment), the Head, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Guwahati for necessary administrative support to conduct the training programme in the institute.


The coordinator also extends his sincere thanks to Dr. Rajiv Tiwari, Coordinator (QIP) for providing his perennial support through out the course. He is also thankful to his colleagues, Dr. U S Dixit, Dr. Sankha Deb, Dr. S Senthilvelan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Ravi Mokashi Punekar, Dr. Amarendra Kumar Das, Dept. of Design, IIT Guwahati, Dr. Puneet Tandon, IIITDM, Dr. K. Siva Prasad, WESPL Delhi, Mr. A P Sharma, CTR, Ludhiana for their contribution through lecture notes for the programme. The programme has immensely benefited by the equipment demonstrations by APSOM INFOTEX Ltd., Delhi and OBJECT, Israel.  The coordinator thanks them for the time, resources allocated and for deputing quality personals for the conduct of the programme. He wishes to personally thank Mr. Anthony Vincent for the coordination right from the day of conceptual inception of this programme.


The coordinator is also thankful to all the faculty members, staffs, research scholars and students who have directly or indirectly helped him for successful conduct of this programme. Finally, he thanks various engineering colleges and polytechnics for deputing their faculty members to join this short-term course.




Dr. G Saravana Kumar

Course Coordinator

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Guwahati – 781039.






Rapid Product Development: Introduction

-- Dr. G. Saravana Kumar, IITG

Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing: Introduction

-- Dr. G. Saravana Kumar, IITG

Engineering Design Methodology

-- Dr. G. Saravana Kumar, Prof. A D Sahasrabudhe,IITG

An Introductory Note on Industrial Design

-- Dr. Ravi Mokashi Punekar, IITG

Plastic Part Design and Manufacturing

-- Dr.  S. Senthilvelan, IITG

Mechatronics and Concurrent Engineering

-- Dr. U. S. Dixit, IITG

Reverse Engineering: Part I - Introduction

-- Dr. G. Saravana Kumar, IITG

Reverse Engineering: Part II - Theory

-- Dr. G. Saravana Kumar, IITG

Product Development and Rapid Prototyping

-- Dr. Amarendra Kumar Das, IITG

Rapid Tooling: An Introduction

-- Dr. Puneet Tandon, IITDM

Computer Aided Process Planning

-- Dr. Sankha Deb, IITG

Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics Components Available for Designer

-- Dr. U. S. Dixit, IITG

Industrial Case Study of Rapid Product Development

-- Mr. Marcel Kaiser, Object Ltd.




Lecture Notes and Tutorial Materials and other supporting media , source codes are available in the CD. Refer the same. The material only augments the material in the proceedings.



List of Participants


S. No.


Sponsoring Institute Name / Address

Email Address


Premanand S Chauhan

Sri Ram College of Engineering & Management




C. Karunakaran

Nehru College of Engg & Research Centre




T. Venugopal

Nehru College of Engg & Research Centre




Vikrant Kulthe

Institute of Engineering & Sc. IPS Academy




Rajesh Kumar Porwal

B B D National Institute of Tech. & Management




Jai Prakash Bhami

Engineering College Bikaner




Pradeep Chugh

Engineering College Bikaner




Rajkumar Dnyandeo Palhade

Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering, Shegaon




Sanjay Madhukarrao Kherde

Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering, Shegaon

smkherde@ssgmce.ac.in, sanjay_kherde@rediffmail. com



Ajay Verma

Sushila Devi Bansal College of Tech.




L.M. Jugulkar

Rajarambapu Inst. of Tech.




Patil Suresh A

Annasahen Dange College of Engg. and Tech.




Shivpal Singh Sisidiya

MIT, Mandsaur




Pankaj Gaigole

Mandsam Institute of Technology, Mandsam




Sandhyarani Biswas

NIT, Rourkela




Vishal Parashar

Maulana Azad National Institute of Tech.



Patil B A

Govt. Engg. College Jalgaon

patilbha@rediffmail.com, patilbha54@gmail.com



Sarang B Bonde

Rizvi College of Engg.



Prabhina Ku. Patnaik

Gandhi Institute of Engg. & Tech.




C M Choudhari

Fr. C. Rodrigues Inst. Of Tech.




Nitesh Kumar Singh

Moradabad Institute Of technology




Manjuri Hazarika

Assam Engineering College




Shajumon M S

IIT Guwahati





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For future communication contact the Course Coordinator.



Dr. G. Saravana Kumar,

Department of Engineering Design

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Chennai – 600 036, Chennai

Ph. No.: 044 22574736 (Office)

Fax No.: 044 22574732

Email: gsaravana@iitm.ac.in





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