This course is intended to give the student an in-depth appreciation of contemporary and emerging manufacturing methods in use in a wide variety of durable and consumable goods industries. The initial emphasis will be on the mechanics of material removal/material flows and processing. Next, contemporary net-shape composite manufacturing processing techniques, equipment and testing methods will be presented and demonstrated whenever possible. The course will conclude with hands-on manufacturing projects accomplished in teams, focusing on the study of the field of manufacturing processes from a mechanical engineering design standpoint. Topics will include optimum mechanical design for cost, weight, stress, energy and tolerances.