Smart Product Development with Additive Manufacturing
- 20 weeks
- Contact hours
- 40 per week
- About this minor
In-depth technical minor on Additive Manufacturing (AM) also known as 3D-printing. The entry requirements are based on a technical bachelor study, such as Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Automotive, Applied Physics, or a comparable study. English study materials, and in case of participating international students the lectures will also be in English.
●Capabilities and limitations of AM-machines, and how to help implementing this technology in a company (sector high tech systems, medical, or general).
●Functional design in the field of mechanical, thermal and flow. Material selection and production technologies. Use of professional software packages.
●Operate AM-machines, materials science tests on AM-products, and occupational health and safety issues in laboratories.
The educational program consists of 5 modules en 1 project.
- 2 modules theory (DFAM, PM11)
- 1 module practical skills (PSAM)
- 2 modules computer lab (CM11, EP11)
Each module has 2 contact hours per week. The project is scheduled for whole day, including 1 hour tutor consultation.
The minor runs in the spring semester (Feb-Jul) and includes 30 EC credits, meaning study load 840 hours, divided over 20 educational weeks, of 40 hours per week.
|DFAM Module Theory (4 EC)||Design for Additive Manufacturing Quarter 1: Design rules, economic aspects, case study. Quarter 2: Killer application identification (project).|
|PSAM Module Practicals Laboratories (4 EC)||Practical Skills for Additive Manufacturing Hands-on experience in the lab with AM-equipment, reverse engineering, production preparation, post processing, testing materials and printed parts, utilizing specialized software (e.g. Materialise Magics), occupational health and safety issues.|
|PM11 Module Theory (4 EC)||Production technology and Materials Polymers, metals, ceramics. Properties of materials for AM, Heat treatment, testing of materials. Conventional (lathes, milling, welding) versus additive processing, different types of AM-machines, support structures. Printability for jetting. Indirect printing.|
|CM11 Module Computer lab (4 EC)||Stress analysis and Optimization Theoretical background and practical skills in finite element method. Modelling, analyzing, and optimizing mechanical stress by topology optimization in a product using professional software (Siemens NX, Altair Inspire).|
|EP11 Module Computer lab (4 EC)||Heat and Flow analysis Principles of heat and flow transfer. Theoretical background and practical skills in finite element method. Modelling and analyzing heat and/or flow, e.g. in a heat exchanger or injection mold, using professional software (Siemens NX).|
|IPDAM Project (10 EC)||Project Integrated Product Development with AM Project assignment from different companies (high tech systems, medical, or general), which involves analyzing, (re)designing, building and testing a product in which AM can deliver a superior solution. Each project group consists of 6 students, a company tutor and a school tutor. Project management, technical content, research skills, personal development (work, plans, critical, constructive behavior), Report writing and presentation skills.|