Additive manufacturing (AM) 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 lecture gives an overview of available processes and current research in additive manufacturing. Students will get to know how AM can change the way we prototype and manufacture products in the future.
Students perform a project task. Resources may be limited (especially during summer). Managed through Axess.
Students should have basic knowledge of calculus, physics, thermodynamics and chemistry (e.g. MATH 42, PHYSICS 55, E30 or ME140 and CHEM31a and b or equivalent). Will not limit enrollment.