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.
- Grading Basis: Letter Grade or Credit/No Credit
- Limited Enrollment Details: Students perform a project task. Resources may be limited (especially during summer). Managed through Axess.
- Intensive Studies: This course is offered as part of the Technology and Innovation Intensive. See the Intensive Studies page for more information on how to receive an official Document of Completion.
Basic knowledge in Calculus, Physics, Thermodynamics, and Chemistry (e.g. MATH 42, PHYSICS 55, E 30 or ME 140 and CHEM 31A and B, or equivalent)