ENGC1050 Additive Manufacturing

This course is an introduction to additive manufacturing. Students will explore different types of additive manufacturing processes, create prototypes using fused deposition modeling (FDM), assemble a 3D printer, and participate in a guided design experience. Persons involved with mechanical engineering, research and development, CAD and other related fields should consider taking this course. This course would also benefit inventors and model makers by developing the skills to produce proof of concept models and create replacement parts utilizing 3D printing technologies.





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:
Demonstrate safety procedures related to model making
Compare types of additive manufacturing techniques
Compare slicing software options
Design parts with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software
Implement reverse-engineering strategies
Produce 3D selfie
Modify 3D printer firmware
Assemble a 3D printer from a kit
Investigate properties of 3D printer filament
Troubleshoot 3D printing 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

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details