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Program Contents
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.