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Course module: 202100128
Design for additive manufacturing
Course info
Course module202100128
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact M. Mehrpouya
Examiner M. Mehrpouya
Contactperson for the course M. Mehrpouya
Examiner T.H.J. Vaneker
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After passing this course, students will able to;
  • Understanding additive manufacturing processes, fundamental mechanism, in relation to product and process design                             
  • Developing the design framework for additive manufacturing processing chains                            
  • Applying design strategies and rules for metal and polymer additive manufacturing processes                            
  • Analysing the design opprtunities and applying systematich design approach for additive manufacturing processes                            
  • Optimizaing additive manufacturing based desing using simulation tools                            
  • Explore current and future perspective on digital design tools for additive manufacturing                            


The application of additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has changed the entire product lifecycle from design to fabrication, and delivery process. This is because AM provides great freedom in the design of complex shape products with a wide range of materials that cannot be easily manufactured by conventional fabrication methods. Modern engineers need a basic understanding, tools and strategies that support product design for additive manufacturing processes. This course provides the necessary knowledge and skills for the design of AM products using advanced digital design tools. Students will study the technical fundamentals, industrial applications, design strategies, and limitations of AM technologies. The basic knowledge will be explained using the book and the classes. Therefore, students will acquire the knowledge and confidence to create a (self-chosen) design for AM products which will result in a simulation project. The final grade will be based on a written exam, focused on the level of knowledge from the classes and the books, and the result of the project.

Assumed previous knowledge
Basic knowledge of 3D CAD modelling and production techniques
Participating study
Master Industrial Design Engineering
Participating study
Master Mechanical Engineering
Required materials
Recommended materials
A Practical Guide to Design for Additive Manufacturing. ISBN:978-981-13-8281-9
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Written examination and (group) assignments

Written exam on theoretical part (50%) + Project assignment (50%)

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