Smart Product Development with Additive Manufacturing
- 20 weeks
- Contact hours
- 40 per week
- About this minor
- Minor regulation
In-depth technical minor on Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3Dprinting. Entry requirements based on an engineering/technical bachelor study, such as Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Automotive, or Applied Physics. 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/or 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. Design rules, Topology optimization, Economic aspects, Killer application identification (practice).|
|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, Using specialized software (e.g. Materialise Magics), Occupational health and safety issues.|
|PM11 Module Theory (4 EC)||Production technology and Materials. Properties of materials for AM, Heat treatment, Testing of materials. Conventional (lathes, milling, welding) versus additive processing, Different types of AM-machines, Support structures, Production flow.|
|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 in a product using professional software (Siemens NX).|
|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).|
|IPD Project (10 EC)||Project Integrated Product Development. Project assignment from different companies (High Tech Systems, Medical, or General), which involves analyzing, 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.|