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

Nathaniel D Robinson

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 38 h
Recommended self-study hours: 122 h
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CMED Biomedical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6MBME Biomedical Engineering, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6MMSN Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6MFYS Physics and Nanoscience, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Biomedical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering, Master's programme
  • Physics and Nanoscience, Master's programme
  • Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Master's programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

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

  • Most of the course content is delivered via lectures, primarily because the field is so new and advancing so quickly that no suitable textbook is available.
  • A brief introduction to CAD (2-4 hours) is provided during the first week of the course for those who lack experience.
  • Each student will be scheduled for 2 laboratory sessions (4 hours each) with 2 different types of printers to obtain hands-on experience, particularly in preparation for the project.
  • The course includes a (mandatory) field trip to a company using 3D printers in their business.
  • Early in the course, a project is to be proposed (by each student or pair of students) for instructor approval.  The student(s) will then execute the project using one of the printers available at the university and summarize the results in a report.

Examination

TEN1Written examination3 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
LAB1Laboratory work1 creditsU, G
UPG1Industry visit0.5 creditsU, G
PRA1Student project and presentation1.5 creditsU, G

Grades

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

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Examiner

Nathaniel D Robinson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 38 h
Recommended self-study hours: 122 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Websites

Code Name Scope Grading scale
TEN1 Written examination 3 credits U, 3, 4, 5
LAB1 Laboratory work 1 credits U, G
UPG1 Industry visit 0.5 credits U, G
PRA1 Student project and presentation 1.5 credits U, G

Additional literature

Websites

Nathaniel Robinson, TFYA88 https://liuonline.sharepoint.com/sites/TFYA88/TFYA88-2017HT/Pages/default.aspx

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

Note: The course matrix is not fully translated to English.

I U A Modules Comment
1. ÄMNESKUNSKAPER
1.1 Kunskaper i grundläggande matematiska och naturvetenskapliga ämnen
X
X
LAB1
PRA1
TEN1
1.2 Kunskaper i grundläggande (motsvarande G1X) teknikvetenskapliga ämnen
X
X
LAB1
PRA1
TEN1
1.3 Fördjupade kunskaper (motsvarande G2X), metoder och verktyg inom något/några teknik- och naturvetenskapliga ämnen
X
X
X
LAB1
PRA1
TEN1
1.4 Väsentligt fördjupade kunskaper (motsvarande A1X), metoder och verktyg inom något/några teknik- och naturvetenskapliga ämnen
1.5 Insikt i aktuellt forsknings- och utvecklingsarbete
2. INDIVIDUELLA OCH YRKESMÄSSIGA FÄRDIGHETER OCH FÖRHÅLLNINGSSÄTT
2.1 Analytiskt tänkande och problemlösning
X
LAB1
PRA1
2.2 Experimenterande och undersökande arbetssätt samt kunskapsbildning
X
PRA1
2.3 Systemtänkande
X
PRA1
2.4 Förhållningssätt, tänkande och lärande
X
PRA1
2.5 Etik, likabehandling och ansvarstagande
X
PRA1
3. FÖRMÅGA ATT ARBETA I GRUPP OCH ATT KOMMUNICERA
3.1 Arbete i grupp
PRA1
3.2 Kommunikation
X
LAB1
PRA1
3.3 Kommunikation på främmande språk
4. PLANERING, UTVECKLING, REALISERING OCH DRIFT AV TEKNISKA PRODUKTER OCH SYSTEM MED HÄNSYN TILL AFFÄRSMÄSSIGA OCH SAMHÄLLELIGA BEHOV OCH KRAV
4.1 Samhälleliga villkor, inklusive ekonomiskt, socialt och ekologiskt hållbar utveckling för kunskapsutveckling
4.2 Företags- och affärsmässiga villkor
X
PRA1
4.3 Att identifiera behov samt strukturera och planera utveckling av produkter och system
X
PRA1
4.4 Att konstruera produkter och system
X
4.5 Att realisera produkter och system
X
4.6 Att ta i drift och använda produkter och system
X
5. PLANERING, GENOMFÖRANDE OCH PRESENTATION AV FORSKNINGS- ELLER UTVECKLINGSPROJEKT MED HÄNSYN TILL VETENSKAPLIGA OCH SAMHÄLLELIGA BEHOV OCH KRAV
5.1 Samhälleliga villkor, inklusive ekonomiskt, socialt och ekologiskt hållbar utveckling
5.2 Ekonomiska villkor för kunskapsutveckling
X
5.3 Att identifiera behov samt strukturera och planera forsknings- eller utvecklingsprojekt
X
PRA1
5.4 Att genomföra forsknings- eller utvecklingsprojekt
X
PRA1
5.5 Att redovisa och utvärdera forsknings- eller utvecklingsprojekt
X
PRA1

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