This course is designed to teach students about the specific qualities of materials and manufacturing processes that product designers typically use in industry now, and could potentially use in the future. Students will learn design guidelines for materials and processes that will enable them to create designs that can really be made. They will learn how to choose between materials in their designs, and how to approach the weaving of sustainable materials into their projects. Additional topics covered will include sourcing (how to find manufacturers to make a product), and cost analysis (how to determine how much a product will cost to produce). This class will consist of a combination of lectures, fieldtrips to manufacturing sites, and projects. Through these activities, the goal is to instill in students the spirit of invention, and to empower them to push the horizons of what materials and manufacturing processes can do. This is the second course in the three-course Materials Curriculum sequence, and is a required course for all students in the product design department.