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Undergraduate Course: Digital Manufacture 5 (MECE11017)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryModern manufacturing methods rely heavily on 3D computer models of component geometry. This course teaches real world techniques for producing such geometry in challenging situations. Generating 3D geometry by reverse engineering (from 2D drawings and from 3D laser scanned data) and generating complex geometries suitable for the latest manufacturing methods (eg 3D printing) will be covered.
Course description The course is based around 4 main activities, each of which will highlight an aspect of state-of-the-art 3D modelling. It is based on individual mini-project based work packages each contributing 25% of the final mark. It is taught by a combination of short lectures, self-worked tutorials, exercises and by supplementary reading from notes and personal research. The emphasis is on supervised student-centred self learning.

The main aspects of the course are:

1 Introduction to reverse engineering
2 FE, Optimisation and Generative Design
3 Design for manufacture - 3D printing
4 Communicating design information - BS8888, 3D tolerancing
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Manufacture 3 (MECE09032)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 4, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 84 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
Feedback The course is based on supervised study and at least 2 hours per week of contact time.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Carry out reverse modelling processes for typical 3D parts;
  2. Understand how to create complex geometries using generative methods;
  3. Use and analyse design techniques suitable for manufacturable parts;
  4. Understand the different methods of communicating product information.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsCAD,Reverse Engineering,3D Printing,3D Scanning
Contacts
Course organiserDr Sina Haeri
Tel:
Email: S.Haeri@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr James Foster
Tel: (0131 6)51 3562
Email: James.Foster@ed.ac.uk
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