Additive Manufacturing: Tools, Materials and Methods, 6 credits

Additiv tillverkning: verktyg, material och metoder, 6 hp

TFYA88

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Jens Eriksson

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 40 h
Recommended self-study hours: 120 h

Available for exchange students

Yes
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Chinese 7 (Autumn 2022) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, French 7 (Autumn 2022) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, German 7 (Autumn 2022) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Japanese 7 (Autumn 2022) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Spanish 7 (Autumn 2022) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2022) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CMED Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2022) 1 3 English Linköping E
6MBME Biomedical Engineering, Master's Programme 3 (Autumn 2022) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CDPU Design and Product Development, Master of Science in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2022) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CEMM Energy - Environment - Management, Master of Science in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2022) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2022) 1 3 English Linköping E
6MMEC Mechanical Engineering, Master's Programme 3 (Autumn 2022) 1 3 English Linköping E

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Master of Science in Design and Product Development
  • Master of Science in Energy - Environment - Management
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International
  • Master's Programme in Biomedical Engineering
  • Master's Programme in Mechanical Engineering

Prerequisites

Thermodynamics at the level provided in a basic course in chemistry, physics, or materials science. Familiarity with material physics, as provided in a course such as modern physics, is beneficial but not required, as is familiarity with at least one CAD program. (CAD instruction will be offered as a brief supplemental course for those who lack training/experience.) Basic laboratory skills. This will be a relatively fast-paced course. Students who are unfamiliar with at least one of the pre-requisites (physics/chemistry/materials science or CAD) may struggle.

Intended learning outcomes

This course will provide a general understanding of additive manufacturing (3D-printing), and detailed understanding of:

  • the physics and chemistry involved with the various printing methods, including the material requirements,
  • the types of materials appropriate for various printing methods,
  • various printing methods, their advantages and disadvantages,
  • current and future applications of additive manufacturing. 

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • describe several types of 3D printers, their mode of operation, and their strengths and limitations,
  • determine which type of printer is most suitable for fabricating a part based on the requirements of the desired product (choice of material, tolerances, etc.), or whether 3D printing is at all a viable option,
  • prepare 3D CAD models for creating printed devices (including editing for printer limitations, etc.), and
  • confidently produce 3D-printed devices with at least two kinds of 3D printers (after hands-on work in the labs). 

Course content

Material properties in the solid, liquid, and other (gel, glass) states. Phase-change processes and chemical reactions, including photo-initiated chemistry. Introduction to digital control of mechanical systems (stepper motors, etc.) Introduction to fluid mechanics, as applied to additive manufacturing. Introduction to surface science, as applied to additive manufacturing. Applications, strengths, and weaknesses of various forms of additive manufacturing including: Mechanical applications (prototypes, mechanical components), chemical and life-science applications (prosthetics, artificial organs, lab-on-a-chip devices, etc.). An introduction to 3D CAD. An introduction to planning/slicing software. Hands-on design, fabrication, and evaluation of fabricated parts. 

Teaching and working methods

This course includes lectures, hands-on labs, a student-defined project and a field trip.

Examination

PRA2Student project and presentation2 creditsU, G
TEN1Written examination3 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
LAB1Laboratory work1 creditsU, G

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

About teaching and examination language

The teaching language is presented in the Overview tab for each course. The examination language relates to the teaching language as follows: 

  • If teaching language is “Swedish”, the course as a whole could be given in Swedish, or partly in English. Examination language is Swedish, but parts of the examination can be in English.
  • If teaching language is “English”, the course as a whole is taught in English. Examination language is English.
  • If teaching language is “Swedish/English”, the course as a whole will be taught in English if students without prior knowledge of the Swedish language participate. Examination language is Swedish or English depending on teaching language.

Other

The course is conducted in a manner where both men's and women's experience and knowledge are made visible and developed. 

The planning and implementation of a course should correspond to the course syllabus. The course evaluation should therefore be conducted with the course syllabus as a starting point.  

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Course literature

Websites


  • Review articles and notes available for download (password protected) on the course homepage
Code Name Scope Grading scale
PRA2 Student project and presentation 2 credits U, G
TEN1 Written examination 3 credits U, 3, 4, 5
LAB1 Laboratory work 1 credits U, G

Websites

Review articles and notes available for download (password protected) on the course homepage

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
LAB1
TEN1
Fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, materials science
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
X
LAB1
TEN1
Fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, materials science
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)
X
LAB1
TEN1
Fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, materials science
1.5 Insight into current research and development work
X
This course covers a rapidly-developing area, including the areas that are being researched for future applications.
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
LAB1
TEN1
Students are given significant freedom in both the labs and the project.
2.3 System thinking
X
LAB1
TEN1
Completing the labs and project require consideration of the software, hardware, materials, and their interaction
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
TEN1

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
X
LAB1
TEN1
One of the motivations for additive manufacturing is its efficiency (for small volume production) and effective use of materials.  Maximizing this, and minimizing environmental impact, are discussed and examined.
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
LAB1

                            
3.2 Communications
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
This course is offered in English.
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context
X
The motivation for AM is discussed and examined from both sustainability and economic perspectives.
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management
X
The project is chosen and driven by the students.  They are responsible for establishing and executing a plan to complete the project.
4.4 Designing
X

                            
4.5 Implementing
X

                            
4.6 Operating
X

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development
X

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects
X
Students are encourage to take on a project that hasn't been demonstrated previously.  This is, effectively, a development project.
5.4 Execution of research or development projects
X

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects
X
The students document their project and result in a written report, including an evaluation of what they would do differently should they repeat the project.

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