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The program is divided into three parts, which meet the need to: 1) offer a global view of methods and tools for reverse engineering (3D scanning); 2) provide an overview of Additive Manifacturing Technologies along with methods for Material modelling; 3) present innovative tools for Design for Additive Manufacturing and related structural optimization techniques. The course includes visits to industries, seminars and conferences.
AM is a technique that enables the creation of complex 3D objects, thus widely expanding the design space with respect to the traditional subtractive manufacturing. This technology has in recent years entered diverse applications, such as medical, aerospace and automotive due to innovations in materials and processing technologies. A proper use of AM also requires the knowledge of software tools capable of handling the geometric complexities of designed components, and numerical tools for materials and components design, structural analyses and optimization.
OUTCOMES: To provide, by means of theoretical concepts and project-based learning, the knowledge of those processes and tools required for product re-engineering by means of modern Additive Manufacturing (AM) techniques. The course is composed of lectures and lab exercises covering methods for 3D scanning of existing parts/assemblies, structural optimization, and subsequent AM of parts/components by Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). Practical applications are envisaged in the area of Mechatronic Engineering, Marine Industry, and Yacht Design
Introduction to general aspects of Reverse Engineering and Additive Manufacturing
In-depth study of some particular interesting topics for the mechatronic engineers and the yacht designers by means of a group project.
The course is structured into equally subdivided theoretical and practical lectures (Laboratories).
Additive Manufacturing Technologies
Part A: Reverse Engineering
Part B: Materials Modeling and Morphological Optimization
Part C: Case Study
Project work consisting of 3D-scanning, 3D-modeling, 3D-printing, and assessment of a simple structural/mechanical component selected as a case study. Particular attention will be paid to the specific needs of both Mechanical and Nautical Engineering students.
Office hours: Office hours:The lecturer is available for the students at the end of each lesson. Meetings can be scheduled via MS Teams, at DIME Sezione Mec - Via all’Opera Pia 15/A or at the Polo didattica – La Spezia. In addition, it is always possible to request for a meeting via email. For appointments, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: Office hours:The lecturer is available for the students at the end of each lesson. Meetings can be scheduled via MS Teams, at DIME Sezione Mec - Via all’Opera Pia 15/A or at the Polo didattica – La Spezia. In addition, it is always possible to request for a meeting via email. For appointments, please send an email to: email@example.com
MASSIMILIANO AVALLE (President)
GIOVANNI BERSELLI (President)
FLAVIA LIBONATI (President)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam will consist in a Group project followed by an oral evaluation focusing on project discussion and knowledge assessment of theoretical concepts.
The course is structured into equally subdivided theoretical and practical classes. The examination consists in an oral test composed of two parts:
The final grade is computed as the mean value of the marks obtained in Part 1 and Part 2.
The evaluation of the project will allow to assess the students' abilities to employ reverse engineering and design-for-additive tools, in the correct and effective development of components made with these technologies. The oral exam aims to ascertain the knowledge and understanding of software tools, materials and three-dimensional scanning techniques, studied during the course.