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Postgraduate Course: Additive and Computer Aided Manufacturing (MSc) (PGEE11210)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course considers modern digital manufacturing processes in depth, 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.
Course description A combination of technical lectures, guest speakers and practical manufacturing experience will be employed to allow students to make informed decisions regarding the selection and effective implementation of digital manufacturing approaches. An indicative list of topics covered is given below:

Introduction to additive and CAM manufacturing processes
Polymer Additive Manufacturing
Metal Additive Manufacturing
Materials┬┐ performance: prediction and control
Design for Manufacture
Numerical control of machine tools
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 13, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10, Revision Session Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 73 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework %: 100
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Recognise a range of AM/CAM processes and critically examine the constraints and benefits of adopting a particular approach.
  2. Discuss the links between manufacturing and materials' performance.
  3. Discuss the principals of design for manufacture with AM/CAM.
  4. Generate numerical control programs for manufacture.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Note that self-study includes some guided exercises (e.g. suggested reflection and further suggested investigations and online searches) as well as participation in the online discussion boards that will be available.
KeywordsAdditive Manufacturing,3D Printing,Rapid Prototyping,Computer-Aided-Manufacture,CAM
Contacts
Course organiserDr Sam Tammas-Williams
Tel:
Email: s.tammaswilliams@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Catherine Davidson
Tel:
Email: c.davidson@ed.ac.uk
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