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Additive Manufacturing – From Fundamentals to Applications

ME 232
3 units
June 26 - August 19, 2017
Section 1   M, W  4:30PM - 5:50PM

Additive manufacturing (AM) also known as 3D printing is an emerging technique for direct conversion of 3D computer aided designs into physical objects using a variety of approaches. AM technologies are simple and flexible processes that allow for the creation of very complex and customizable 3D objects in just a few process steps. This class gives an overview of available processes, explains their underlying physical principles and discusses current research. Students will get to know how AM can change the way we prototype and manufacture products in the future.


Students should have basic knowledge in calculus, physics, thermodynamics and chemistry (e.g. MATH 42, PHYSICS 55, E30 or ME140 and CHEM31a and b or equivalent). Will not limit enrollment.



Syllabus 2017