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" skill set 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.
Prerequisite: ENME272 and ENME331; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Jointly offered wit h ENME416.
Credit only granted for: ENME 416 OR ENME 744.
Semesters OfferedFall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020