Design for Additive Manufacturing

Arizona State University

Explore the world of additive manufacturing and learn to make critical decisions concerning the appropriateness of using this cutting-edge technology. This course from Arizona State University provides a comprehensive framework, the DFAM staircase, to assist in evaluating the potential for additive manufacturing. The course delves into the considerations for selecting the right additive manufacturing process and making informed design choices. With a focus on practical application, students will engage in project-based learning to further solidify their understanding of the concepts.

  • Gain insight into the intricacies of additive manufacturing through engaging lecture videos and knowledge checks.
  • Understand the process constraints and machining considerations specific to additive manufacturing.
  • Explore the design considerations and appropriateness for additive manufacturing, with a focus on cost and part selection.
  • Apply the DFAM staircase framework to real-world scenarios through a comprehensive course project.

This course, presented by knowledgeable instructors and featuring contributions from graduate students, aims to provide a thorough understanding of additive manufacturing principles, enabling students to make well-informed decisions when considering this innovative technology for their projects.

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Design for Additive Manufacturing
Course Modules

This course comprises a comprehensive exploration of additive manufacturing, including lectures, readings, and practical project-based learning, to equip students with the knowledge to apply the DFAM staircase framework effectively.

Course Introduction

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Gain an overview of the course objectives and the significance of Design for Additive Manufacturing.
  • Explore the instructor's background to understand their expertise and perspective.

Module 5.1: Design Constraints in Additive Manufacturing

Module 2: Design Constraints in Additive Manufacturing

  • Understand the process constraints and machining considerations specific to additive manufacturing through in-depth lecture videos.
  • Engage with suggested readings and videos to enhance your knowledge of design constraints.
  • Assess your understanding through knowledge checks.

Module 5.2: Design Considerations for Additive Manufacturing

Module 3: Design Considerations for Additive Manufacturing

  • Delve into the Design for Additive Manufacturing Staircase and the appropriateness and cost considerations for additive manufacturing.
  • Learn about additive manufacturing part selection and explore examples of design for additive manufacturing.
  • Test your knowledge through knowledge checks to reinforce your understanding.

Module 5.3: Course Project and Wrap-Up

Module 4: Course Project and Wrap-Up

  • Receive an introduction to the course project and understand its significance in applying DfAM principles.
  • Explore the course project solution and wrap up the course with a comprehensive understanding of additive manufacturing principles.
  • Reflect on your learning through self-reflection activities.
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