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ADM 2010 - Additive Manufacturing Processes

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: This course covers additive manufacturing processes involving 2D and 3D scanning and design, and processes used to create 3D objects. Emphasis will be placed on additive manufactured elements and systems utilizing contemporary CAD/CAM and additive (3D Printing) tools and methods.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement into RDNG 1000  or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher. ECAD 1025  and ECAD 2053  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Introduction to 3D Printing
  3. 3D Build Parameters
  4. CAD File Types used in 3D Printing
  5. Closed Gear Systems
  6. Future of Additive Manufacturing
  7. 4D Printing
  8. 3D Printing Testing and Design
  9. Fluid Dynamics
  10. Parametric Design
  11. Post Processing
  12. Prototype Printing

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. apply 3D printing technology for time and cost savings.
  2. describe the advantages and limitations of each 3D printing technology.
  3. describe the economic implications of 3D printing including its impact on startup businesses and supply chains.
  4. evaluate real-life scenarios and recommend the appropriate use of 3D printing technology.
  5. explain current and emerging 3D printing applications in a variety of industries.
  6. explain key historical factors that have shaped manufacturing over the centuries.
  7. print objects containing moving parts without assembly.

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