Postgraduate Course: Additive and Computer Aided Manufacturing (MSc) (PGEE11210)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course considers in depth modern digital manufacturing processes, in particular additive manufacture (AM) and computer aided manufacture (CAM). Typically, both AM and CAM begin with a computer model of the intended geometry, but there are a range of distinct techniques available to the manufacturing engineer in order to realise this design.
The course will be developed to facilitate hybrid teaching and will compromise a series of 6 x 3-hour workshop sessions that will encourage student-centred learning. A combination of technical lectures, guest speakers from industry and practical manufacturing experience will be employed to allow students to make informed decisions regarding the selection and effective implementation of such manufacturing approaches.
Workshop 1: Introduction - additive and CAM manufacturing options
Workshop 2: Additive Manufacture
Workshop 3: Metal Additive Manufacture
Workshop 4: Materials' performance: prediction and control
Workshop 5: Design for Manufacture
Workshop 6: Numerical control of machine tools
These workshops will be designed so that they can be taught online if necessary.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 6,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 18,
Revision Session Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework %: 100 (portfolio of 3 submissions)
||Mid-term formative feedback exercise, in-person feedback during individual workshop exercises, feedback on formal individual assignments given within 15 days as well as class overview feedback.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Recognise a range of AM/CAM processes and critically examine the constraints and benefits of adopting a particular approach;
- Discuss the links between manufacturing and materials' performance with a view to optimisation;
- Appreciate the principals of design for manufacture with AM/CAM;
- Generate numerical control programs for manufacture.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Additive Manufacturing,3D Printing,Rapid Prototyping,Computer-Aided-Manufacture,CAM
|Course organiser||Dr Sam Tammas-Williams
|Course secretary||Mr James Foster
Tel: (0131 6)51 3562