Rapid Prototyping (MFGE405) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Rapid Prototyping MFGE405 2 0 2 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
N/A
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. C. Merih Şengönül
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Participants will study topics fundamental to rapid prototyping and automated fabrication, including the generation of suitable CAD models, current rapid prototyping fabrication technologies, their underlying material science, the use of secondary processing, and the impact of these technologies on society. The rapid prototyping process will be illustrated by the actual design and fabrication of a part.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describe the current available rapid prototyping systems, their fundamental operating principles, and their characteristics
  • Describe complementary, secondary fabrication processes commonly used with the above rapid prototyping systems
  • Select the appropriate fabrication technology, or technologies, for a given prototyping task
Course Content Overview of rapid prototyping and automated fabrication technologies, injection molding, rapid prototyping technologies, the underlying material science, generating CAD models suitable for automated fabrication, secondary processing.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Overview of rapid prototyping and automated fabrication technologies • What is a prototype? • Why make a prototype? • What is automated fabrication? • History of numerical control • Process planning; manual, variant, generative Chapter 1
2 Introduction to injection molding • Introduction to injection molding • Design for injection molding • Selecting materials • UL standards Chapter 2
3 Rapid prototyping technologies • Machine tool motion • History of layered manufacturing • Stereolithography • Solid ground curing • Selective laser sintering • Fused deposition modeling • Laminated object manufacturing • Other systems Chapter 3
4 Rapid prototyping technologies • Machine tool motion • History of layered manufacturing • Stereolithography • Solid ground curing • Selective laser sintering • Fused deposition modeling • Laminated object manufacturing • Other systems Chapter 4
5 The underlying material science • Photopolymers • Thermoplastics • Powders Chapter 5
6 The underlying material science • Photopolymers • Thermoplastics • Powders Chapter 6
7 Generating CAD models suitable for automated fabrication • The .STL file format • Repairing CAD models • Adding support structures • Model slicing Chapter 7
8 Generating CAD models suitable for automated fabrication • The .STL file format • Repairing CAD models • Adding support structures • Model slicing Chapter 8
9 Secondary processing • RTV silicone rubber molds • Investment casting • Improving the quality of prototyping • Improving the productivity in manufacturing • Medical applications Chapter 7
10 Secondary processing • RTV silicone rubber molds • Investment casting • Improving the quality of prototyping • Improving the productivity in manufacturing • Medical applications Chapter 8
11 Secondary processing • RTV silicone rubber molds • Investment casting • Improving the quality of prototyping • Improving the productivity in manufacturing • Medical applications Chapter 11
12 Secondary processing • RTV silicone rubber molds • Investment casting • Improving the quality of prototyping • Improving the productivity in manufacturing • Medical applications Chapter 12
13 The future • Remote manufacturing on demand • Ongoing research activities • How can these technologies be improved? Chapter 13
14 The future • Remote manufacturing on demand • Ongoing research activities • How can these technologies be improved? Chapter 14
15 Final exam period All chapters
16 Final exam period All chapters

Sources

Course Book 1. Rafiq Noorani, Rapid Prototyping: Principles and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006, ISBN 0-471-73001-7
Other Sources 2. Ian Gibson (ed.), Advanced Manufacturing Technology for Medical Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2005, ISBN 0-470-01688-4

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 15
Laboratory 1 25
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 5 5
Homework Assignments 6 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 25
Toplam 15 100
Percentage of Semester Work 75
Percentage of Final Work 25
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data.
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
9 Mühendislik çözümlerinin küresel ve toplumsal boyutlarda etkisini anlamak için gereken kapsamlı eğitim.
10 A knowledge of contemporary issues.
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 4 64
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments 6 3 18
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 2 4
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 3 3
Total Workload 137