Additive Manufacturing and Tooling Project
- One Semester or equivalent
- 36 hours Face to Face + Blended
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2023 teaching periods
Higher Ed. Semester 2
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
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
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment and content.
Hours per week
Number of Weeks
Face to Face Lecture
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Unspecified Learning Activities
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs)
As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all Unit Learning Outcomes to a minimum standard, a student must achieve:
(i) an aggregate mark of 50% or more, and (ii) obtain at least 40% in the final exam Students who do not successfully achieve hurdle requirement
(ii) will receive a maximum of 44% as the total mark for the unit and will not be eligible for a conceded pass.
- Introduction to Additive Manufacturing (AM)/Rapid Prototyping/Rapid Manufacturing (RM)
- Design issues in Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing
- Emerging Additive Manufacturing Processes (Liquid based, powder based, solid based processes)
- Material Issues in AM: Functionally Graded Materials, designed materials
- Direct and Indirect Rapid tooling (RT) techniques
- Applications of AM and RT: Bio-medical, Automotive, Aeronautical, Construction
- Injection Moulding Processes and Tooling: advanced processes, materials selection
- Injection Moulding Plastic Filling Simulation
- Reading materials.
A list of reading materials and/or required texts will be made available in the Unit Outline.