Oct 21, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog
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MFG 107 - Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing

Credits: 3
Provides an overview of the build process used in additive manufacturing, and discusses the general steps involved in most additive manufacturing (AM) procedures. Important topics include creating or downloading 3D computer models, converting those models to AM-compatible file formats, setting up and running an AM machine (3D Printer), part removal and post-processing. 

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for READ 104  and instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Describe how AM system users can protect themselves against common mechanical, electrical, thermal, and airborne hazards.
  2. Demonstrate the use and understanding of personal protective equipment (PPE), lockout/tag-out procedures, Hazard Communication Standards (HCS), and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the eight basic steps involved in creating an AM product.
  4. Be able to demonstrate understanding of Spatial Visualization by describing the following terms: Orthogonal Coordinate System, Build Platform, Orientation, and Mental Rotation.
  5. Apply Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) skills learned to the operation of a 3D printer.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the Cartesian coordinate system.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate accuracy and safety in the completion of manufacturing tasks.
  2. Use precision measuring instruments correctly.
  3. Produce a correctly sequenced job/build plan.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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