Course Content and Outcome Guide for MCH 229

Course Number:
MCH 229
Course Title:
Rapid Prototyping
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Course Description

Preparatory course designed to introduce the student to the proper setups, uses and operations associated with additive and rapid manufacturing processes including but not limited to the Dimension BST Rapid Prototyping machine and its accessory devices. Prerequisites: MCH 276 or instructor approval. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

·         Demonstrate the potential applications, setups, uses and operations associated with additive and rapid manufacturing processes.

Course Activities and Design

MCH 229 will be presented by means of reading assignments, audio-visual presentations, demonstrations, lab experiences, and research activities. The course activities and design emphasize the development of skills and knowledge outcomes prescribed by established industry standards.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student performance measurements are based on established industry standards. The various areas of study during the course will be evaluated by a variety of activities. Typical of those activities are the following;
1. READING ASSIGNMENTS - Information sheets, videos & textbooks, are potential sources of information that the student will reference as directed in the modules identified in the introduction. 
2. PRACTICE EXAM - Completion of tasks and projects identified in the reading assignments, information sheets, and textbooks. Students are required to complete practice activities with 100% competency.
3. FINAL EXAM - An assessment in the form of a written exam and/or practical application that addresses the subject areas identified in the module packets.
4. LAB ACTIVITIES - Participation in structured laboratory exercises with the emphasis on developing skills or increasing expertise in the areas of study identified in the module packets.
€œRapid Prototyping €“ Principles and Applications€, by Rafiq Noorani, published by Wiley; ISBN 978-0-471-73001-9
€œMachinery's Handbook€ by Oberg, published by Industrial Press, 27th Edition, ISBN: 0831127996
€œUsers Guide to Rapid Prototyping€ by Todd Grimm, published by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers; ISBN: 0-87263-697-6
File: MCH 229 COG.doc 2/21/07

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

This course is based on performance outcomes. The following performance outcomes are based upon established industry standards. The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the subject by:
  • Provide an understanding of the history, mechanics and applications of additive fabrication
  • Provide an understanding of the history, mechanics and applications of 3D printing
  • Provide an understanding of orthographic projections
  • Provide an understanding of basic dimensioning skills
  • Provide an understanding of assembly process for plastic parts.
  • Provide an understanding of redesign process for plastic molding.