This course will explore some aspects of advanced manufacturing. It will introduce the principles of Rapid Prototyping, including RP process, Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM). Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Stereolithography, and discuss the application of RP in manufacturing. Viewing from a high level, this course will present the advanced manufacturing processes. Issues of Concurrent Engineering and CIM will be discussed. It guides students through a product development cycle, and emphasizes modern Internet-based commercial activities between designers, rapid prototyping services and full-scale manufacturers.