Credits: 3

Description

Prerequisite: ENME331. And ENME272; or ENME414.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Mechanical Engineering department.
Develop a comprehensive understanding of fundamental additive manufacturing, 3D printing approaches, including: extrusion-based deposition, stereolithography, powder bed-based melting, and inkjet-based deposition. Cultivate a design for-additive manufacturing skillset for CAD and CAM methodologies to produce successful 3D prints. Fabricate 3D mechanical objects using a variety of 3D printing technologies on campus. Execute a design project that demonstrates how additive manufacturing technologies can overcome critical limitations of traditional manufacturing processes.

Semesters Offered

Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Spring 2021

Learning Objectives

Develop a comprehensive understanding of fundamental additive manufacturing – alternatively, “three-dimensional (3D) printing” – approaches, including extrusion-based deposition, stereolithography, powder bed-based melting, and inkjet-based deposition. Cultivate a “design-for-additive manufacturing” skillset for combining computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) methodologies to produce successful 3D prints. Fabricate 3D mechanical objects using a variety of 3D printing technologies on campus. Execute a design project that demonstrates how additive manufacturing technologies can overcome critical limitations of traditional manufacturing processes.

Topics Covered

  • Week 1: Course Overview and Goals; Historical Review of General Manufacturing
  • Week 2: Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Week 3: Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  • Week 4: Extrusion-Based Deposition
  • Week 5: Stereolithography (SLA)
  • Week 6: Inkjet-Based Deposition
  • Week 7: Powder Bed-Based Melting; Standard Post-Processing
  • Week 8: Team Project Proposal Presentations
  • Week 9: Midterm Exam; Advanced Post-Processing
  • Week 10: 3D Meshing Optimization; Open-Source / 3D Model Sharing
  • Week 11: 4D Printing
  • Week 12: Additive Manufacturing for Industrial Applications; Additive Manufacturing for Research Applications
  • Week 13: Analyzing and Presenting Research; Peer Review; Additive Manufacturing for Consumer Applications
  • Week 14: Additive Manufacturing for Sustainability Applications; Team Project “Conference-Style” Oral Presentations
  • Week 15: Team Project “Conference-Style” Oral Presentations

 

Learning Outcomes

  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Additional Course Information

Instructor 

Sochol, Ryan D.

Textbook 

Ian Gibson et al., Additive Manufacturing Technologies: 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Direct Digital Manufacturing, Springer, 2015, ISBN 9781493921126.
 
Andreas Gebhardt, Understanding Additive Manufacturing, Hanser, 2011, ISBN 9783446425521.

Class/Laboratory Schedule 

  • Three 50 minute lectures per week
Last Updated By 
Ryan Sochol, June 2017