Introduction to layered manufacturing, Importance of Additive Manufacturing Additive Manufacturing in Product Development Classification of additive manufacturing processes, Common additive manufacturing technologies; Fused Deposition Modeling(FDM), Selective Laser Sintering(SLS), Stereo Lithography(SLA), Selection Laser Melting (SLM), Jetting, 3D Printing, Laser Engineering Net Shaping (LENS), Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM), Electron Beam Melting (EBM) Capabilities, materials, costs, advantages and limitations of different systems.
Material science for additive manufacturing-Mechanisms of material consolidation-FDM, SLS, SLM, 3D printing and jetting technologies. Polymers coalescence and sintering, photopolymerization, solidification rates,Meso and macro structures, Process evaluation: process-structure relationships, structure property relationships, Applications: Prototyping, Industrial tooling, Aerospace, Automobile, Medical etc., Quality control and reliability: Defects in FDM, SLS and SLM, Critical process parameters: geometry, temperature, composition, phase transformation, Numerical and experimental evaluation: roles of process parameter combination, process optimization.
CAD Modelling for 3D printing: 3D Scanning and digitization, data handling &reduction Methods, AM Software: data formats and standardization, Slicing algorithms:-uniform flat layer slicing, adaptive slicing, Process-path generation: Process-path algorithms, rasterisation, part Orientation and support generation.
CAD Modeling: Introduction to CAD environment, Sketching, Modeling and Editing features, Different file formats, Export/Import geometries, Part orientation, Layer slicing, Process path selection, Printing, Numerical and experimental evaluation.