Design for Additive Manufacture
- Have an understanding of AM specific design concepts and processes
- Have an understanding of current AM technology and 3D printing methods
- Be able to identify the ‘Value Added’ in using AM for your product
- Be able to select appropriate design concepts, AM technologies, and identify limitation to optimise your product for AM.
Description of Content
It is vital that the next generation of engineers and designers are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to harness the full potential of Industry 4.0. Part of this new industrial revolution is Additive Manufacturing; an exciting and fast developing area of digital manufacturing. This module provides engineering students with the platform needed to solve future industry challenges, get the most out of 3D printing technology and optimise designs. The module is aimed at engineering students who have an interest in 3D printing and advanced manufacturing methodology; who have the desire to become industry experts or academic researchers in this exciting area.
- Design for Manufacture
- AM technology overview and build constraints
- AM specific CAE
- Topology Optimisation
- Lattice structures
- Multi-material, multi-functional design
- Mass customisation
- AM consumer insights and business models