Oct 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog
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MFG 108 - Intermediate Additive Manufacturing

Credits: 3
Provides an in depth look at Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), Stereolithography (SLA) printing and discusses advanced slicer settings used to fine tune printing cycle time and quality. Important topics include material selection, choosing the proper settings to best fit the use of the part(s), printing to reduce post-processing, and additive manufacturing filament recycling.

Prerequisite: MFG 107  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; 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 material knowledge, and proper application of each material.
  4. Be able to describe the material recycling theory and application.
  5. Apply Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) skills learned to the operation of a 3D printer to reduce cycle time.
  6. Demonstrate variable setups to reduce post-processing and material waste.
  7. Show, through iterations, how different setting configurations improve print quality.
  8. Describe proper build plate arrangements to improve printer movement efficiency.

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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