Additive Manufacturing and Tooling Project

ADM80020 25 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


Assumed Knowledge
Basic Computer Skills

Aims and objectives

Additive Manufacturing is a new manufacturing technology of creating physical objects by adding materials, usually layer by layer, directly from computer aided design data, as opposed to conventional machining or casting processes. It was also known as rapid prototyping or freeform fabrication process. Rapid tooling is the application of rapid prototyping techniques in the development and delivery of tooling for material deformation processes in the shorter time duration compared to conventional methods. This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of advanced technologies in additive manufacturing and tooling, which play a significant role in reducing the lead time and cost in bringing new products to markets. Further, it provides students with industry engaged projects for students to apply the knowledge they gain.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Describe the emerging technologies of additive manufacturing, rapid manufacturing and rapid tooling
2. Generate a degree of competency in the evaluation of various rapid manufacturing and rapid tooling technologies and their application in modern manufacturing processes
3. Discuss emerging techniques and advances in materials in injection moulding processes
4. Demonstrate significance of plastic filling simulation software to improve the performance of injection moulding 
5. Apply their knowledge of additive manufacturing and rapid tooling to industry projects