SEM724 - Design for Additive Manufacturing


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Prerequisite for students enrolled in S462: Completion of 22 credit points



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour studio per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 3 hour online studio per week


The objects that we see around us are designed the way they are because of how they are manufactured. Additive manufacturing provides opportunities for innovative products, services and systems that requires an evolving design mindset. In SEM724, you will learn how to perform situational analysis of industry practices and products. You will learn the design parameters for polymer additive manufacturing technologies such as Fused Deposition Modelling, HP Multijet Fusion, multi-material and resin-based technologies. You will develop knowledge of cutting-edge practice for different industry sectors, utilise strategies for the adoption of additive manufacturing into existing industrial practices whilst understanding the implications of design decisions on products, services and systems. This unit is hands-on and involves design for the opportunities and constraints of polymer additive manufacturing processes, including pre-processing, production, post-processing and analysis. You will be able to deliver expertise on rapid prototyping and end-use polymer applications for industries such as product, automotive and bio-medical. 

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