MSc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeMDMD512
Course Unit DetailsMSc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design (Electives Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated7
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Discussing the wide variety of new rapid prototyping technologies such as liquid or solid based rapid prototyping systems.
  2. Apply rapid prototyping technologies in product development
  3. Be able to use 3D printing, stereolithography, selective laser sintering, and fused deposition modeling to the product development process.
  4. Be able to design, optimize, manufacture, and validate a physical system component.
  5. Use additive manufacturing as an automated technique for direct conversion of 3D CAD data into physical objects using a variety of approaches
  6. Be able to select the appropriate rapid prototyping technology in the automotive, aerospace, medical, and consumer products industries
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

·      Rapid Prototyping process. Process chain, 3D ShapeTechnologies, 3D modelling, Software Engineering, Digital Representation ofShapes, 3D laser scanners and surface generation, Computer tomography and Solidcreation, Different algorithms to represent solid objects. Rapid prototypingdata formats, Data conversion and transmission,Postprocessing.

·       Rapid PrototypingTechniques. Stereolithography, Three-dimensionalmodels from liquid photosensitive polymers, Stereolithography apparatus (SLA)machines, Laminated Object Manufacturing, adhesive-coated sheetmaterial, Selective Laser Sintering, Laser beams, Fused DepositionModeling, Solid Ground Curing, 3-DInk-Jet Printing

·       Liquid, solid andpowder based rapid prototyping. 3D Systems, Models and specifications,Processes and principles, Microfabrication, Deposition Manufacturingprocess.  

·        Applications ofRapid Prototyping. Applications in design, engineering, Analysis and planning,Applications in manufacturing and tooling, Aerospace, automotive, biomedical,Jewellery industry.  

·       Future Developments.Technical evaluation through benchmarking, Industrial growth, Accuracyimprovement and surface finish, Use of new materials like non-polymericmaterials, metals, ceramics and composites, Distance Manufacturing on Demand,Further developments trends.  


Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Chua C.K, Leong K.F, Lim C.S, Rapid Prototyping Principles and Applications, World Scientific, New Jersey, 2005
  • Bartolo, Jorge Paulo, Virtual and Rapid Manufacturing, Taylor And Francis, London, 2008
  • Manufacturing Engineering and technology, Six Edition, Serope Kalpakjian, Steven R. Schmid, Prentice Hall
  • Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials, Fifth Edition, Serope Kalpakjian, Steven R. Schmid, Prentice Hall
  • Additive Manufacturing Technologies, Gibson Ian, Rosen David, Springer, New York, 2010
Planned learning activities and teaching methodsThe taught of course is delivered to the students by means of lectures, conducted with the help of computer presentations. Lecture notes and presentations are available through the web for students to use in combination with the textbooks. Furthermore theoretical principles are explained by means of specific examples and solution of specific problems.
Assessment methods and criteria
Final Test60%
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO