After passing the course, the student can:
- Know, Explain and compare individual AM processes from the range of additive manufacturing processes available
- Understanding the basic working principles, benefits and drawbacks, that apply for individual groups of AM processes
- Understand and explain what processing alternatives there are for certain material groups
- Understand, explain and use design rules for additive manufacturing
- Understand the economical aspects related to Additive manufacturing
- Explore the current state of the art related to Additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D Printing are a group of recently developed processes that create shape layer by layer. This layered approach has both advantages as disadvantages. For example the freedom of shapes that can be produced is almost unlimited and the number of materials that can be processed are enourmous. On the other hand the processes are expensive (when compared directly with other processes), slow and often result in high surface roughnesses. This course deals with the pros and cons of additive manufacturing and the current state of the art in research and commercial development. The basic knowedge will be explained using the book and the classes. The written exam will focus on the level of knowledge on AM both from the classes and the book. After that the student will do indepth research into an (self chosen) AM related topic wich will result in a paper.