151-3215-00L  Design for Additive Manufacturing

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersM. Meboldt
Periodicityyearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentFor a place in the course please write a short letter of motivation stating why you like to attend the course, your experiences in CAD-Design, Simulation and additive manufacturing. Please mention in the letter, if you already have a suggestion for a part to be designed in the semester project. Send the letter to Dr. Christoph Klahn (Link).


AbstractThis course is focusing on design, development and innovation with Additive Manufacturing (AM) production technologies. Part of the course is a project, where students design and produce their own functional AM part in metal, with selective laser melting (SLM). The different designs of the students will be analyzed and an the design will be optimized.
ObjectiveTo provide a fundamental knowledge of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and generate experience and knowledge in the field of the design for AM (DfAM), product development and value creation with AM.
ContentParallel to the lectures the students design SLM prototypes in a project. Further, the prototypes going to be manufactured and possible optimizations will be discussed in the group.
The cours is addressing the following topics:
- AM-Processes including SLM, SLS and FDM
- AM-Principles
- Materialise Magics-Introduction
- AM-Guidelines
- Value added chain of AM
- AM-Quality management
- Microstructures and materials for AM
- Industry cases of AM
Lecture notesScript and handouts are available in PDF-format.
LiteratureChristoph Klahn; Mirko Meboldt: Entwicklung und Konstruktion für die Additive Fertigung - Grundlagen und Methoden für den Einsatz in industriellen Endkundenprodukten
Vogel Business Media, Würzburg
ISBN: 978-3-8343-3395-7

Ian Gibson; David Rosen; Brent Stucker: Additive manufacturing technologies - 3D printing, rapid prototyping, and direct digital manufacturing
Springer, New York
ISBN: 978-1-4939-2112-6
Prerequisites / NoticeMaster's students.
Registering to the course requires fulfilling the semester performance (active participation in the semester project and oral exam). If the semester project or the oral exam is missing the course is not passed (Abbruch). Final grades are based on a mixture of design projects (60%) and oral exam (40%). The language of the projects and the presentation can be English or German, depending on the student's preference.