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Additive Manufacturing and Generative Design

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Additive Manufacturing and Generative Design
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MAB_19_IP_5.03.AGF
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P241-0225, P241-0226
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
1V+1P (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 90 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MAB_19_IP_5.03.AGF (P241-0225, P241-0226) Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 5, mandatory course, Specialization Industrial Production
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
MAB_19_A_2.01.CAD CAD 3D Modeling
MAB_19_A_2.02.TFL Manufacturing Process Technology (with Lab Course)
MAB_19_M_4.07.FBG Production-Optimized Component Design

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Griebsch
M.Eng. Tobias Häfele

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this part of the module, students will be familiar with additive manufacturing technologies and be able to apply their knowledge about it.
They will be familiar with the typical fields of application for different procedures and also their limits. Students will be proficient in the production-ready design (CAD; bionic principles) of components manufactured using an additive process. They will be able to evaluate the feasibility of existing designs or drawings and to recognize cost drivers of generative manufacturing processes and thus, to name the most economically reasonable production method for components.

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Module content:
Introduction to additive manufacturing / basic concepts and terms
- Introductions to the various technologies and areas of application
- Visits to view selected processes within the htw saar
- Specialization laser-sintering technology (plastics)
- Introduction to RP Software
- Effects of additive manufacturing on the product development process
- Production-oriented design for additive manufacturing processes
- Feasibility study
- Profitability calculation
- Quality considerations

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Teaching methods/Media:
Instruction with practically-oriented exercise segments, laboratory in small groups

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Recommended or required reading:
[1] Gebhardt A.; Additive Fertigungsverfahren _ Additive Manufacturing und 3D-Drucken für Prototyping _ Tooling _ Produktion; Hanser Verlag; 2016
[2] Breuninger J., Becker R., Wolf A., Rommel S.; Generative Fertigung mit Kunststoffen; Springer Verlag; 2013
[3] Gibson I., Rosen D., Stucker B.; Additive Manufacturing Technologies _ 3D-Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Direct Digital Manufacturing

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