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[AMD 590]   Additive Manufacturing and Design Seminar Series (1 credit)

AMD 590; Additive Manufacturing and Design Seminar Series

Course Type: Core
Semester: Fall and spring

This course will provide AMD students with exposure to a variety of topics and research areas in AM and DFAM. It will also provide an opportunity for students to network with professionals in both academia and industry.

Instructor(s): Allison Beese and Jaclyn Stimely


[AMD/MATSE 567]   Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials (4 credits)

AMD/MATSE 567; Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials

Course Type: Core
Semester: Fall

This course will expose students to the state of the art in understanding processing, structure, and property relationships in materials fabricated using additive manufacturing (AM). There will be a strong focus on metallic alloys, while also showing how the content is applicable to polymers, ceramics, and advanced materials in AM. The goal of the course is to give students a fundamental understanding of and appreciation for the relationships among the complex processing in additive manufacturing, the microstructure of the materials produced, and the properties of these materials.

Instructor(s): Allison Beese


[AMD/IE 527]   Additive Manufacturing Processes (4 credits)

AMD/IE 527; Additive Manufacturing Processes

Course Type: Core
Semester: Fall

The course will cover the fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes. Students will leverage their background in computer-aided manufacturing to learn the Digital Work Flow steps from Design to Manufactured AM parts. They will learn and gain experience in the various data representation, algorithms and software tools, processes, and techniques that enable additive manufacturing.

Instructor(s): Sanjay Joshi


[ESC 546]   Advanced Metallic Material Feedstocks for Additive Manufacturing (4 credits)

ESC 546; Advanced Metallic Material Feedstocks for Additive Manufacturing

Course Type: Elective
Semester: Spring

In this course, the production, handling, blending, and characterization of common metallic and composite feedstock materials will be covered. Feedstock forms to be addressed include metal and metal-ceramic composite powders, wire, and sheets, along with new product forms becoming available. A multi-disciplinary approach will be taken to elucidate the connections between production, characterization, and handling to develop an understanding of the role of feedstocks on the resulting process-structure-property relationships for AM processes and products.

Instructor(s): Todd Palmer


[AMD/AERSP 575]   Aerospace Materials (3 credits)

AMD/AERSP 575; Aerospace Materials

Course Type: Elective
Semester: Spring

This course provides a survey of engineering knowledge on existing and future advanced materials for aerospace applications, and provides multiple opportunities for students to apply this knowledge and to analyze existing tailored aerospace materials of high performance.

Instructor(s): Namiko Yamamoto


[ESC 518]   Bioprinting (3 credits)

ESC 518; Bioprinting

Course Type: Elective
Semester: Fall

This course covers the principles of bioprinting in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine for use in fabrication of biomedical related products such as implants, tissue scaffolds, engineered tissues, organs and biological systems. Topics include Tissue Engineering, 3D Printing, Layered Manufacturing and Rapid Tooling in Medicine, Design for Bioprinting, The Bioink, Extrusion-based Bioprinting, Droplet-based Bioprinting, Laser-based Bioprinting, Bioprinters and their components, Application Areas of Bioprinting and New Frontiers in Tissue Engineering such as Organ Printing.

Instructor(s): Ibrahim Ozbolat


[AMD 596.001]   Culminating Experience Part I (1 credit)

AMD 596.001; Culminating Experience Part I

Course Type: Core
Semester: Fall and spring

This course is the first part of the culminating experience sequence. The goal of this course is to provide the tools to define a topic through a series of assignments that produces a paper proposal. At the end of the course, a faculty paper advisor is assigned, a paper outline and draft introduction are produced, and a paper committee is identified.

Instructor(s): Allison Beese and Jaclyn Stimely


[AMD 596.002]   Culminating Experience Part II (2 credits)

AMD 596.002; Culminating Experience Part II

Course Type: Core
Semester: Fall and spring

This course is part two of the culminating experience sequence. The goal of this course is to write the scholarly paper, incorporating feedback from the paper committee through the semester, and submit the paper for review and acceptance.

Instructor(s): Allison Beese and Jaclyn Stimely


[AMD 597]   Cybersecurity for Additive Manufacturing (2 credits)

AMD 597; Cybersecurity for Additive Manufacturing

Course Type: Elective
Semester: Summer

In this course students will learn to examine networks, quantify assets on the network, determine vulnerabilities using commonly available network and cybersecurity tools, all while using the theme of advanced manufacturing technologies. From the additive manufacturing aspect, students will explore how different modalities of sensing and machine parameters can be manipulated to cause harm to the part, the printer, and the process.

Instructor(s): Brice Toth and Simon Miller


[AMD/EDSGN 562]   Design for Additive Manufacturing (4 credits)

AMD/EDSGN 562; Design for Additive Manufacturing

Course Type: Core
Semester: Spring

In this course, students will be exposed to research in the field of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) that aims to establish an understanding of both opportunistic possibilities (e.g., lattice structures, topology optimization, and mass customization) and quantify restrictive limitations (e.g., minimum feature size and support material removal) when designing products for creation with additive manufacturing.

Instructor(s): Nicholas Meisel


[AMD/ESC 545]   Engineering and Scientific Principles of Additive Manufacturing (4 credits)

AMD/ESC 545; Engineering and Scientific Principles of Additive Manufacturing

Course Type: Core
Semester: Fall

This course explores additive manufacturing processes with a primary focus on the fundamentals of sintering and fusion of metals., ceramics, and polymers. The topic is multi-disciplinary, requiring examination of individual AM system components, the physics of energy-material interactions, and the materials science at play during heat-reheat cycles. Opportunities for process sensing and real-time control are explored, as well as the role of post-process technologies in realizing serviceable components.

Instructor(s): Ted Reutzel, Dave Corbin, and Joe Bartolai


[EDSGN 468]   Engineering Design and Analysis with CAD (3 credits)

EDSGN 468; Engineering Design and Analysis with CAD

Course Type: Elective
Semester: Fall, spring, and summer

This course delivers methods and techniques necessary to become proficient in applying CAD as a design tool for engineering design and analysis. Students will gain a deep understanding in principles, best practices, and strategies for solid-model representation of engineering designs. The course will be taught in each semester with different sections utilizing different CAD packages, such as AutoCAD, CATIA, and SolidWorks.

Instructor(s): Rotating


[AMD 500]   Legal Issues in Additive Manufacturing (2 credits)

AMD 500; Legal Issues in Additive Manufacturing

Course Type: Elective
Semester: Summer

This course explores the legal rules related to the ownership, enforcement and management of information related to additive manufacturing. It is directed primarily to students working in fields outside of the legal profession. Primary areas of focus include intellectual property (“IP”) law (patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets), product liability and cybersecurity law, as well as the legal rules for related industry practices such as licensing.

Instructor(s): Daniel Cahoy and Christopher Higgins


[ME 566]   Metal Additive Manufacturing Laboratory (3 credits)

ME 566; Metal Additive Manufacturing Laboratory

Course Type: Core
Semester: Spring

This course will provide in-depth and hands-on laboratory experience in metal-based additive manufacturing. The laboratory activities will expose students to all aspects of the additive manufacturing workflow for metal components, starting with conceptual design, proceeding through fabrication, post-processing, and part inspection. Laboratory activities will include part design and analysis, process simulation and modeling, build preparation and machine set up, fabrication and post-processing, and non-destructive inspection and measurement.

Instructor(s): Amrita Basak and Guha Manogharan


[AMD 597]   Non-destructive Evaluation for Additive Manufacturing (3 credits)

AMD 597; Non-destructive Evaluation for Additive Manufacturing

Course Type: Elective
Semester: Spring

This course will expose students to foundational understanding of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques suitable for additively manufactured components. We will focus on the underlying principles of methods such as ultrasound, resonance testing, and X-ray computed tomography (CT) and evaluate the applicability of conventional methods to AM parts.

Instructor(s): Andrea Arguelles


[MATSE 556]   Polymer and Composite Materials for Additive Manufacturing (3 credits)

MATSE 556; Polymer and Composite Materials for Additive Manufacturing

Course Type: Elective
Semester: Fall

This course will focus on how polymers are used in 3D printing including topics of thermal processing, photopolymerization, composites, and modern topics at the intersection of polymer science and additive manufacturing. Of particular importance will be the description of how additive manufacturing processes influence the final properties of polymeric and composite materials.

Instructor(s): Michael Hickner


[AMD 501]   Statistical Methods for Additive Manufacturing (3 credits)

AMD 501; Statistical Methods for Additive Manufacturing

Course Type: Elective
Semester: Summer

This course explores the theoretical and practical underpinnings of statistical methods and tools for additive manufacturing (AM). It is primarily directed to engineering students working in fields outside of statistics and data science to design and develop statistical methods and tools for data analytics in AM.

Instructor(s): Hui Yang

 
 

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Additive Manufacturing and Design Graduate Programs

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