The additive manufacturing (AM) industry is experiencing exponential growth. It is currently a $9B market and is projected to become a $36B market in 2024. As a result, there are demands from industry for engineers who understand the different facets of AM, their relationships to smart technologies that are shaping the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), and how to integrate them together to deliver innovative solutions to industry needs. This course provides foundational knowledge and skills in smart additive manufacturing.
Specifically, it will cover: AM workflow, processes and applications; design and verification; material characterization and processing; monitoring, diagnostics and control; and lifecycle economic and environmental considerations, all with emphasis on practice. The connections of these topics to smart manufacturing technologies will be specifically highlighted. Hands-on labs and industrial case studies will be used to reinforce the course material. The course will be team-taught in five interconnected modules (each with a lab)
For more information about when this course will be offered, please see the ISD current and projected course schedules at the link below.