SEM724 - Design for Additive Manufacturing


2020 unit information

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

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

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
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 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour studio per week.


This unit explores how products can be designed to exploit the key features of Additive Manufacturing (AM). The layer-based manufacturing approach used in AM makes it possible to create products that are somewhat independent of their geometric complexity. It is therefore possible to create parts that have internal, bespoke, mathematically defined and topology optimised features without concern over the difficulties of manufacture. Furthermore, it is possible to build parts with multiple material functionality that can exhibit different mechanical, thermal, electrical or other properties but built in a single stage. This unit will consider some of the techniques that can be applied to exploit these features as well as some of the outcomes that can be achieved using design for AM.

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