A hands-on course that introduces students to manufacturing technology by changing raw materials into finish products by using current manufacturing technologies including automated systems. This course is dedicated to advanced manufacturing processes as they concern product designers. Students build on material covered in the introductory woods and metal fabrication courses as well as processes introduced within the introductory engineering design courses. Advanced processes are examined along with the connection between product designers and engineers. Interrelationship between CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping is addressed in greater detail, as are issues of push pull manufacturing.