Course Content and Outcome Guide for MCH 292

Course Number:
MCH 292
Course Title:
FDM Additive Manuf. Fund.
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Course Description

Introduces how to setup, operate, and maintain a Dimensions brand Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) machine using solid support material, to manufacture prototype or production parts. Students will prototype their own designs using up to five cubic inches of material. Requires CAD solid model experience and access to a CAD system that outputs .STL formatted file. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Requires basic computer operational skills literacy. Students will purpose and complete project work to support theory skills. CAD solid model experience is required and access to a CAD system that outputs .STL formatted files is also required.  Instructor approval required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Identify processes that can be completed on an FDM machine and operate a Dimensions brand FDM Additive Manufacturing machine to create physical solid models.
2. Apply basic finishing techniques to the parts.

Course Activities and Design

The course will be taught through structured training activities to develop competency and will include student proposed project work to reinforce these

Outcome Assessment Strategies

PRACTICE - Completion of tasks and projects identified in the course outline with an emphasis on correct machine setup and operation.
LAB ACTIVITIES - Participation in both structured and student selected laboratory exercises with the emphasis on developing skills or increasing expertise in the areas of study identified in the course outline.
FINAL ASSESSMENT - An assessment in the form of a written exam and/or practical application that addresses the subject areas identified in the course outline. This will include student project work.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Skills obtained from this course will be:
1.  The ability to identify manufactured projects or products that are compatible for production on FDM machines.
2.  Basic set and operation of a Dimensions FDM machine using solid support systems.
3.  Student proposed project work to reinforce these concepts.