'Manufacturing Practice' is a course offered in the second semester of  B. Tech. programs at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.


  • To introduce basic conceptspertaining to product dismantling and assembly
  • Tofamiliarizebasic pneumatic components;design and validate simple circuits
  • To familiarize sheet metal tools and operations
  • To provide hands-on training on welding and soldering
  • To introduce basic plumbing tools and process
  • To inculcate the fundamental principle of operation and applications of 3D printing

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

CO1 Dismantle and assemble various products
CO2 Design and simulate pneumatic and electro-pneumatic circuits
CO3 Fabricate sheet metal objects.
CO4 Performance welding and soldering operations
CO5 M a k e simple plumbing joints.
CO6 Design and build simple geometries using 3D printers
  • Product Workshop
    Disassemble the product of sub assembly-Measure various dimensions using measuring instruments-Free hand rough sketch of the assembly and components-Name of the components and indicate the various materials used-Study the functioning of the assembly and parts-Study the assembly and components design for compactness, processing, ease of assembly and disassembly-Assemble the product or subassembly.
  • Pneumatic and PLC Workshop
    Study of pneumatic elements-Study of PLC and programming. Design and simulation of simple circuits using basic pneumatic elements-Design and simulation of simple circuits using electro-pneumatics.
  • Sheet Metal Workshop
    Study of tools and equipment - Draw development drawing of simple objects on sheet metal (cone, cylinder, pyramid, prism, tray etc.)-Fabrication of components using small shearing and bending machines-Riveting practice.
  • Welding, Soldering and Plumbing Workshops
    Study of tools and equipment - Study of various welding & soldering methods- Arc welding practice - fitting, square butt joint and lap joint - Soldering practice. Plumbing tools – Make a piping joint to a simple piping layout (should include cutting, threading and pipe fixing)
  • 3D-Printing Workshop