Spring | Graduate | 12 Units | Prerequisites: 2.008, 2.810, or equivalent manufacturing knowledge.
Students from other fields/departments are encouraged to pre-register and Prof. Hart will request a short application following pre-registration.
This course will build a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals, applications, and implications of additive manufacturing (AM). The course will include academic lectures, guest speakers from industry, discussion of scientific publication and patents, hands-on labs, and an open-ended group project. Topics include: additive processing of polymers, metals, and ceramics; computational design for AM; 3D metrology; material properties; cost/value analysis; and industrialization. Students will gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art AM equipment to investigate process capabilities, and will learn advanced design software to support labs and assignments. Students will propose project topics such as: design, prototyping and business case analysis of a new AM-enabled product; a new hardware module to improve a machine/process; or an experimental study of process/material performance.