This course aims to introduce advanced manufacturing technologies that are affecting contemporary design for manufacture (DFM) practices. The aims of this course are to develop
- an understanding of a class of 3D printing and rapid prototyping (RP) technologies for rapid product development, including reverse engineering, 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and rapid tooling; and
- an holistic view of various applications of these technologies in relevant fields.
Key components to be covered include CAD issues for 3D printing and rapid prototyping, reverse engineering for model reconstruction from existing physical parts through digitizing and surface fitting, a class of additive manufacturing technologies for 3D printing and physical model prototyping, and rapid tooling for quick batch production.