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2021-2022 Course Catalog 
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ADM 1010 - Introduction to 3D Printing

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: Additive Manufacturing, commonly referred to as 3D printing, is expanding rapidly into the world. This course introduces 3D printing technologies, including history, uses and challenges of 3D printers, and processes for designing, creating, and modifying 3D files. Topics include 3D scanning, the variety of CAD programs used, 3D printer maintenance and operation, and current uses of 3D printing across industry.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Additive manufacturing technologies, background and history
  2. Current uses and applications in industry
  3. Solidworks, Fusion 360, and other CAD platforms
  4. 3D scanning and modification of organic files
  5. Material selection and applications
  6. 3D printer operation and maintenance

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

  1. explain history of 3D printing and different uses across industries.
  2. explain basic concepts of 3D printing, orientations, costs, strength.
  3. produce basic engineering CAD models.
  4. produce and modify organic/scanned CAD models.
  5. demonstrate basic 3D printer operation and maintenance.
  6. describe the seven technologies of 3D printing.
  7. assess material strength and suitability for applications.
  8. recommend most appropriate 3D printing technologies for applications.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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