ENGC1060 Design for Additive Manufacturing

This course will examine best practices for producing prototypes with additive manufacturing. Topics covered include creating models larger than 3D printer volumes, designing joints for 3D printed objects, identifying and correcting errors in triangulated meshes and 3D scanning.




Instructor approval or ENGC1050 and one of the following: ENGC1160, ENGC1250, ENGC2100, MMVP1545

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Compare limitations of additive manufacturing, subtractive manufacturing and mass production
Compare file formats for 3D printing
Correlate model and printer coordinate systems
Determine minimum feature size for quality prints
Investigate techniques to minimize support structures
Examine software options affecting print surface quality
Plan subdivisions in models larger than print volumes
Generate compound models using solid model primitives
Generate solid models using multiple sketched features
Design print-in-place joints
Prepare an object for 3D scanning
Generate a 3D scan of an object
Combine 3D scan and engineered object
Resolve triangulated mesh problems

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details