Course syllabus

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IMS075 IMS075 Additive manufacturing Default Term (5 hp)

Course is offered by the Department of Industrial and Materials Science

Contact details

Eligibility

General entry requirements, passed bachelor level studies.  

Specific entry requirements

English language proficiency + production engineering, materials engineering and product development, CAD. 

Aim

The aim is to establish basic understanding regarding additive manufacturing (AM) as the industrial method for prototyping and manufacture of advanced parts. The course provides an overview of techniques for metal, polymer/composite and ceramic with their limitations and possibilities. International definitions are introduced and terminology is explained. The course covers pre-processing, components design for AM, process know-how, materials selection and basic aspects of manufacturing of metallic and polymeric products with respect to materials and processing technologies. Certain aspects of additive manufacturing of ceramics are also covered.

Course purpose

The aim is to establish understanding regarding additive manufacturing (AM) as the industrial method for prototyping and manufacture of advanced parts. The course provides an overview of techniques for metal, polymer/composite and ceramic with their limitations and possibilities. The course covers pre-processing, design for AM and basic aspects of manufacturing of metallic and polymeric products with respect to materials and processing technologies. Certain aspects of additive manufacturing of ceramics are also covered.

Schedule

The course is run as on-line course as follows:

Week 25, on-line lecture:                                       20 June 9-11

                                                                                  23 June 9-11

Week 27, on-line lecture:                                         4 July 9-11

                                                                                     7 July 13-15

Weeks 28-30, individual studies, pre-recorded on-line lectures, related study questions 

Weeks 30-33   Tutoring/project work                   Tutored project group meetings        

Week   34        Project presentations                     16 August 13-16

                         Exam                                                 22 August  8.30-12.30

Compulsory introduction to software will in addition occupy half a day, to be announced.                                                

Course literature and software

Lecture slides (pdf and videos) are published on Canvas course web and define the course contents. Reference course book is: Additive Manufacturing Technologies by Ian Gibson, http://proxy.lib.chalmers.se/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2113-3. The book by Gibson can be bought as paper-back at reasonable cost at Chalmers or from different sources. Problem solving examples are defined separately and not necessarily taken from reference course book. The software programmes for AM pre-processing Simplify 3D (for polymer printing) and Magics (for powder-bed based AM) are installed at Chalmers for project work.

Course design

The course is organised via distance learning on half speed. Lectures are provided via on-line interactive lectures via Zoom/Microsoft Teams and pre-loaded videos.  An introduction to software for pre-processing of additive manufacturing like Simplify 3D och Magics is included. The software will be reachable for the project work by external connection. The course consists of a number lectures presenting various new areas. A project assignment in a group of up to 5 participantsis carried out with focus on selection, design and additive manufacturing of components. The project assignment includes critical evaluation of the technologies and available materials with focus on suitability of the selected method. Communication, organising of course and access will be monitored via Canvas for all participants.

Examples of selected parts in the course:

  • Introduction to additive manufacturing (AM)
  • Overview of techniques for additive manufacturing
  • Introduction to software for pre-processing/preparation of additive manufacturing
  • Material aspects, additive manufacturing metals
  • Design for additive manufacturing
  • Quality control
  • Applications additive manufacturing
  • Post-manufacturing treatment of AM-components

Learning outcomes:

  • describe the main technologies of additive manufacturing, their capabilities and limitations
  • demonstrate some skills with respect to design for additive manufacturing
  • demonstrate some skills regarding product design by additive manufacturing
  • describe methods for post-AM processing
  • demonstrate skills regarding process selection and understanding of product design,

Examination form

Additive manufacturing, exam 4 hp
Additive manufacturing, project 1 hp

Approved course means both approved exam and approved project.

Exam will be proctored on-line with all aids allowed, maximum score 50 points.

Grading limits: 40% grade 3, 60% grade 4, 80% grade 5.

Approval of project includes report and presentation by the project group, performance of group can qualify for up 5 bonus points on top of exam result.

Technical issues

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