Course Syllabus

 

 

  1. Overview of digital manufacturing processes
    1. What makes a manufacturing process “digital”
    2. The 10 disruptive principles of digital manufacturing processes
  2. Additive Manufacturing processes – Engineering polymers, metals, ceramics
    1. Stereolithography
    2. Selective Laser Sintering
    3. Fused Deposition Modeling
    4. Polyjet
    5. LENS
    6. Layered object manufacturing
  3. Additive Manufacturing processes – Advanced materials
    1. Electronic Materials
    2. Bioprinting
    3. Food Printing
  4. Material properties
    1. Mechanical properties of printed materials
    2. Post processing
    3. Empirical and data-driven models
  5. CNC
    1. Mill
    2. Lathe
  6. 2D Cutting
    1. Laser Cutting
    2. Plasma Cutting
    3. Waterjet
  7. Programmable Assembly
    1. Digital Assembly
    2. Digital Bending
  8. Fundamentals of geometric representations for digital manufacturing
    1. Solid representations
    2. Boundary representations
    3. Function representations
    4. Voxel representations
  9. Algorithmic design for digital manufacturing
    1. Parametric Models
    2. Vibrational Geometry
    3. Generative models
    4. Topology optimization
  10. Machine Control
    1. Gantry positioning approaches
    2. STL/AMF Slicing
  11. Broader impacts
    1. Safety, Liability and intellectual property
    2. Environmental impact
    3. On-demand fabrication models and mass customization

 

 

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