3D Printing and Design

The course is designed to impart knowledge and skills related to 3D printing technologies, selection of material and equipment and develop a product using this technique in Industry 4.0 environment.

Program Overview

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop CAD models for 3D printing.
  • Import and Export CAD data and generate .stl file.
  • Produce a product using 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing (AM).
  • Select a specific material for the given application
  • Select a 3D printing process for an application.

Duration : 33 hours


The course is designed to impart knowledge and skills related to 3D printing technologies

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Course Contents

Module 1
3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) (3 Hours)

Introduction, Process, Classification, Advantages, Additive V/s Conventional Manufacturing processes, Applications.

Module 2

CAD for Additive Manufacturing (4 Hours)
CAD Data formats, Data translation, Data loss, STL format.

Module 3
Additive Manufacturing Techniques (12 Hours)
  • Stereo- Lithography, LOM, FDM, SLS, SLM, Binder Jet technology.
  • Process, Process parameter, Process Selection for various applications.
  • Additive Manufacturing Application Domains: Aerospace, Electronics, Health Care, Defence, Automotive, Construction, Food Processing, Machine Tools
Module 4
Materials (8 Hours)
  • Polymers, Metals, Non-Metals, Ceramics
  • Various forms of raw material- Liquid, Solid, Wire, Powder; Powder Preparation and their desired properties, Polymers and their properties.
  • Support Materials
Module 5
Additive Manufacturing Equipment (10 Hours)
  • Process Equipment- Design and process parameters
  • Governing Bonding Mechanism
  • Common faults and troubleshooting
  • Process Design
Module 6

Post Processing: Requirement and Techniques (4 Hours)

Module 7
Product Quality (4 Hours)
  • Inspection and testing
  • Defects and their causes

List of Practicals

  1. 3D Modelling of a single component.
  2. Assembly of CAD modelled Components
  3. Exercise on CAD Data Exchange.
  4. Generation of .stl files.
  5. Identification of a product for Additive Manufacturing and its AM process plan.
  6. Printing of identified product on an available AM machine.
  7. Post processing of additively manufactured product.
  8. Inspection and defect analysis of the additively manufactured product.
  9. Comparison of Additively manufactured product with conventional manufactured counterpart