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Course on Additive Manufacturing

About Course

Additive manufacturing refers to a process by which digital three-dimensional design data is used to build up a component in layers by depositing material which are available in the form of fine powder.

Description

Additive manufacturing is defined as the process of depositing the material layer upon layer to build the parts/components/products from a three-dimensional design model data. The term “3D printing” is increasingly used as a synonym for Additive Manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing is more accurate in that it describes a professional production technique which is clearly distinguished from conventional methods of material removal.Additive manufacturing enables a design driven manufacturing process since it provides a high degree of design freedom, the optimisation and integration of functional features which allows for highly complex structures which can still be extremely light and stable.Additive Manufacturing builds up components layer by layer using the materials which are available in the form of fine powder. A range of different metals, plastics and composite materials are commonly used. This process also suits for manufacture of small batch sizes at reasonable unit costs with a high degree of product customisation.  The strengths of Additive Manufacturing lie in those areas where conventional manufacturing reaches its limitations. The technology will be of help where a new approach to design and manufacturing is required so as to come up with solutions.

What Will I Learn?

  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the broad range of additive manufacturing processes, devices, capabilities and materials that are available.
  • Utilise various processes, techniques and software tools to build a product by additive manufacturing.
  • Understand characterization techniques in additive manufacturing.
  • Apply the concepts of additive manufacturing to design and create components that satisfy product development/prototyping requirements, using advanced/additive manufacturing devices and processes.
  • Visualize the latest trends and business opportunities in additive manufacturing.

Topics for this course

17 Lessons40h

Introduction and basic principles

Introduction and basic principles: Need for Additive Manufacturing, Generic AM process, stereolithography or 3dprinting, rapid proto typing,the benefits of AM, distinction between AM and CNC machining, other related technologies- reverse engineering technology.

Development of Additive Manufacturing Technology

Additive Manufacturing Process chain

Photo polymerization processes

Powder Bed fusion processes

Extrusion-based systems

Printing Processes

Sheet Lamination Processes

Beam Deposition Processes

Direct Write Technologies

Guidelines for Process Selection

Software issues for Additive Manufacturing

Post- Processing

The use of multiple materials in additive manufacturing

AM Applications

Direct digital manufacturing

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Requirements

  • The prerequisites required are fundamental knowledge in material science, mechanics of materials, mechanical design, manufacturing process, numerical techniques, computer programming, industrial engineering and management.

Target Audience

  • Engineersworking in design and manufacturing sections in mechanical, automotive, aerospace, railways, defence, nuclear energy, thermal power, wind, medical equipment, etc, and related Industry can participate.