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Effective Quarter: Fall 2016

I. Catalog Information


DMT 53
3D Printing, Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping: Strategies in Industry
4 Unit(s)
 

Advisory: EWRT 200 and READ 200 (or LART 200), or ESL 261, 262 and 263.

Lec Hrs: 48.00
Out of Class Hrs: 96.00
Total Student Learning Hrs: 144.00

The objective of this course is to present a comprehensive overview of 3D Printing, spanning from fundamentals to applications and technology trends. Participants will learn the fundamentals of (AM) Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing of polymers, metals, composites, and biomaterials, and will realize how process capabilities (rate, cost, quality) are determined by the material characteristics, process parameters, and machine designs. Application areas including aerospace components, electronics, high-tech, medical devices, and consumer products will be discussed by means of detailed examples and case studies. Particular emphasis will be placed on concepts of industry applications, and related design principles and process standards. In class sessions will run live demonstrations with state-of-the-art industry grade 3D Printers, 3D Laser scanners and reverse engineering tools. Participants will understand how to design, fabricate, and measure test parts, and explore Additive Manufacturing process limits as well as appropriate applications of these technologies.


Student Learning Outcome Statements (SLO)

 

Students who complete this course will be able to apply their knowledge of 3D Printing (AM) to analyze, compare, explain and utilize the various processes to prototyping and fabricate new mechanical designs and tools for industry.


II. Course Objectives

A.Understand 3D Printing technology and it uses in industry since its inception in the early 1980’s.
B.Learn the fundamentals of 3D Printing materials and applications.
C.Grasp the operating principles, capabilities, and limitations of state-of-the-art 3D Printing methods.
D.Understand the principles of “Design for Additive Manufacturing” and compare and contrast additive processes with conventional manufacturing.
E.Understand Industrial grade and desktop 3D Printing machines and grasp the complete process.
F.Realize applications of Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing across major industries, products and understand the requirements and constraints of each through case studies.
G.Realize the potential implications of 3D Printing technologies on product development and identify needs for new technologies to accelerate the advancement and impact of the new Rapid Prototype technologies.
H.Place 3D Printing in the context of the evolving rapid prototyping and manufacturing infrastructure and there developments in industry.
I.Explore the values and parameters of the major Currently Available Technologies.
J.Understanding the basics of industry level CAD modeling tools and how they are used to interface with 3D printers as a tool to produce output data.
K.Overview of laser scanning as a tool for reverse engineering and how it might be used to design manufacturing models for use in a 3D Printer environment.

III. Essential Student Materials

 None

IV. Essential College Facilities

 3D Printing, CAD computer laboratory

V. Expanded Description: Content and Form

A.Understand 3D Printing technology and it uses in industry since its inception in the early 1980’s.
1.First patent application
2.Invented SLA machine
3.Evolving history and industry applications
4.Patents expire and a new industry explodes
B.Learn the fundamentals of 3D Printing materials and applications.
1.Polymers
2.Metals
3.Ceramics
C.Grasp the operating principles, capabilities, and limitations of state-of-the-art 3D Printing methods.
1.Fused deposition modeling
2.Stereolithography
3.Laser sintering
D.Understand the principles of “Design for Additive Manufacturing” and compare and contrast additive processes with conventional manufacturing.
1.Machining and molding in terms of rate
2.Quality
3.Cost
4.Flexibility
E.Understand Industrial grade and desktop 3D Printing machines and grasp the complete process.
1.Seeing the design
2.Fabricating
3.Measuring example of parts
F.Realize applications of Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing across major industries, products and understand the requirements and constraints of each through case studies.
1.Aerospace and automotive
2.Medical devices
3.Energy and Electronics
4.High-Tech and Internet of Things (IoT)
5.Consumer products
G.Realize the potential implications of 3D Printing technologies on product development and identify needs for new technologies to accelerate the advancement and impact of the new Rapid Prototype technologies.
1.Produce models and prototype parts
2.Manufacture production-quality parts in relatively small numbers
3.Computer-aided-design - computer-aided manufacturing CAD-CAM workflows
H.Place 3D Printing in the context of the evolving rapid prototyping and manufacturing infrastructure and there developments in industry.
1.Advances in robotics
2.Software
3.Logistics
4.Digitization of data
I.Explore the values and parameters of the major Currently Available Technologies.
1.Fused deposition modeling (FDM)
2.Stereolithography (SLA)
3.Material Jetting
4.Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) & (SLMS)
5.Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
J.Understanding the basics of industry level CAD modeling tools and how they are used to interface with 3D printers as a tool to produce output data.
1.Learn the basic menu structure and graphical user interface used within CAD.
2.Achieve competency in creation of basic sketches.
3.Apply dimensions and constraints to sketches.
4.Create and modify solid parts
5.Export STL file from CAD model
6.Post processing in 3D Printer software
K.Overview of laser scanning as a tool for reverse engineering and how it might be used to design manufacturing models for use in a 3D Printer environment.
1.Understand scanned analyses of mechanical object
2.Construct digital three-dimensional models
3.Create a point cloud of geometric samples from the surface of an object.

VI. Assignments

A.Research and compiled report on selected material additive manufacturing (AM) topics.
B.In class exercises to recognize various materials strength and design processes.
C.Manipulate provided CAD models for exportation to STL files and post processing.

VII. Methods of Instruction

 Lecture and visual aids
Discussion of assigned reading
Discussion and problem solving performed in class
Quiz and examination review performed in class
Homework and extended projects

VIII. Methods of Evaluating Objectives

A.Accuracy and Completeness of assigned reading & Research projects.
B.Mid-term Examination covering assigned video lectures, textbook reading, & basic Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing. Exam will be evaluated on understanding of Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing processes & applications.
C.Final Examination evaluating student’s comprehensive understanding of basic 3D Printing techniques and design from CAD modeling by means of accuracy and completeness of STL files as it applies to the post processing in 3D Printer software.

IX. Texts and Supporting References

A.Examples of Primary Texts and References
1.Lipson, Hod & Kurman, Melbra " Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing" Wiley, 2013.
B.Examples of Supporting Texts and References
1.Barnatt, Christopher “3D Printing: 2nd Edition”, CreateSpace Independent Publishing
2.Thornburg Ph.D. David “The Invent To Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success”, Constructing Modern Knowledge Press
3.Banach, Daniel T. & Jones, Travis, " AutoDesk Inventor Essentials." SDC, 2015.