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Module Code: MFE307TC
Module Title: Additive Manufacturing
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2022/23
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem
Pre-requisites: N/A
This course covers the fundamentals of additive manufacturing processes through introducing the student to modern manufacturing with the emphasis of fundamental principles, models, processing technologies and materials. The student will learn additive manufacturing processes including fused deposition molding, selective laser sintering, injet printing, stereolithography and so on. The student will learn how to choose the additive manufacturing technologies under specific requirements to simplify production processes, and to minimize energy use and environmental impact. A project is an integral part of this course and exposes the student to various additive manufacturing processes and practices.
Learning outcomes 
A. Understand basic concepts, history, classification and principles of Additive Manufacturing.

B .Master the necessary skills and tools to design, analyze and test models in Additive Manufacturing.

C .Understand the fundamental principles, processing technologies and characteristics in Additive Manufacturing with different types of materials.

D. Understand the core techniques, principles and functions of Additive Manufacturing applications in different major domains.
Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials and supervised laboratory sessions.
1. Overview: Introduction to basic concepts and history of AM; difference and relation between AM and conventional manufacturing; functions and impacts of AM on innovation of industry.

2. Pre-processing of AM: design and construction of 3D models; operation and format of 3D models;

3. Materials and equipment: Principles and classification of AM; classification of materials and selection of materials; basic principles and characteristics of AM equipment.

4. AM with powdered material: principle, molding and sintering of AM; laser scanner; impacts of parameter; printing technology.

5. AM with Filamentous material: principles and molding process; construction of equipment and common software; requirements and selection of materials.

6. AM with Thin material: principles, processing technology and impacts of parameters; characteristics and selection of materials; advantages and defects.

7. AM with metal materials: principle, processing and characteristics of molding; application and trend in development.

8. Post-processing of AM: peeling, mending, polishing and buffing; analysis of accuracy and errors;

9. Application of AM in different domains: applications in mould, biomedicine, aerospace industry, art and design and etc.

10. Trend in development of AM: limitations in materials, technologies and tools; developing principles and targets; critical technologies for future development.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 40    12  20    78  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Assignment 60.00
2 Final Exam 40.00

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