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Effective Term:
Spring 2015 through Summer 2024

Course Number:
MCH 292
Course Title:
FDM Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Orientation
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Course Description

Introduces how to setup, operate, and maintain a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) machine using support material, to manufacture prototype or production parts. Requires individuals to prototype a design of their choice using up to five cubic inches of material. Requires CAD solid modeling 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.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Identify processes that can be completed on a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) machine.
  2. Operate an FDM additive manufacturing machine to create physical solid parts from digital CAD models.
  3. Apply basic finishing and processing techniques that can be applied to the part manufactured.

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 skills.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed on their ability to setup and operate an FDM machine to produce acceptable parts that they decide to make.  With students selecting their own projects to do, instructor and student will negotiate both project scope and acceptable completion quality for grading determination.

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 manufacture on FDM machines.
  2. The basic set and operation of an FDM machine using support systems.
  3. Student proposed and completed project work to reinforce these concepts.