Additive Manufacturing (AM) Technology

 

Certificate Requirements and Program Options:

Certificate Program – Machine Technology Program & Additive Manufacturing as a Third Semester (3 Semesters recommended)
Upon completion of the machine technology program, the student has options to continue with additive manufacturing as a third semester.

Certificate Program – Standalone 16 credits (1 Semester)
Requires approval from director of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.

 

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Advanced Certificate Program

    • MFG 173 - Introduction to Additive Manufacturing (3 Credits)
      Additive Manufacturing is changing the landscape of manufacturing design and production formats. Today, goods are produced primarily through a machining process [subtractive manufacturing] for short-run and batched production or through the use of casting and dies for long-run production.  Additive Manufacturing allows companies to produce end products from an initial CAD File [Computer Assisted Design File] for short-run production saving time and money. Introduction to Additive Manufacturing provides the student an overview of several Additive Manufacturing processes including: Photopolymerization, Powder Bed Fusion, Extrusion, 3D Printing, Sheet Lamination, Direct Metal Laser Sintering [DMLS] and Beam Deposition.
      General Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Demonstrate an understanding of AM.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of AM Technology by Materials Systems.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the AM Photopolymerization Processes. 
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the AM Powder Bed Fusion Process.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of AM Extrusion Based Systems.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the AM Printing Processes.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the AM Sheet Lamination Process.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the AM Beam Deposition Process & DMLS.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the AM Software.
    • MFG 174 - AM Materials (3 Credits)
      AM Materials provides the student an overview of materials require by SLA, SLS, Printing, FDM, and other AM Processes.  Reviews the generic family of Photopolymer [SLA & 3D Printing Materials]; Thermoplastics, e.g., ABS [FDM process & 3D Printing materials]; Metal, Metal Alloys, Ceramic Powders & Thermoplastics [SLS materials]; DMLS [Alloy Metals] and provides an overview of some Proprietary AM Materials used in FDM, Printing, SLA, And SLS Processes. The student is also introduced to AM Quality Control and AM Materials Testing.
      General Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of AM Materials.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of AM Processes
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the generic family of
      • Photopolymer, Thermoplastics, Metal, Metal Alloys, & Ceramic Powders.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the need for and methodologies of testing
    • MFG 175 - AM Applications (3 Credits)
      Additive Manufacturing [AM] Applications provides the student the opportunity to work with additive manufacturing software & hardware produced by multiple additive manufacturers starting with the consumer level to high end state of the art production metal machines. The student will work with many of the current level technologies including: FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling), SLA (Stereo Lithography), MJM (Polyjet/Multijet), and SLS (Selective Laser Sintering). This will include all their applicable software. The student will create 3D CAD files and import & export these files using Solidworks, Catalyst EX, and Materialise Magics software and any other machine specific proprietary software. First and foremost, the student will learn the safety training involved with each specific method of Additive Manufacturing. The student will learn to orient the model correctly, chose the correct materials, review software interface, slice & modify the model, generate supports and tool paths, submit model to the machine and will learn basic machine maintenance as well as post-processing of parts.
      General Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Demonstrate an understanding of Operations & Maintenance of the
      • Dimension SST 768.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of Operations & Maintenance of the Fortus 400.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of Basic Design.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of AM Mechanics and Materials.
    • MFG 110 - Solidworks (3 Credits)
      SolidWorks design focuses on parametric modeling while introducing the student to the paperless computer based design process utilizing the parametric 3-D design software SolidWorks. The course reviews the following topics: design process, design engineering, assembly modeling, mechanism analysis, rapid prototyping, team design, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and the analysis of tolerance stackups. Students will participate in individual & team design projects.
      General Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of drawing
      • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Part Modeling
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the extrude and revolve features
      • Demonstrate an understanding of Sweep, Loft & Additional Features
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of Assembly Modeling
      • Demonstrate an understanding of top-down assembly modeling
    • MFG 176 - AM Internship (4 Credits)
      The AM Internship is designed to be a capstone activity. The student is required to have completed successfully Introduction to Additive Manufacturing, AM Materials, Solidworks and be within the last four weeks of AM Applications before the internship begins. Regional manufactures will provide the student with on-site laboratory experience and activities designed to enhance goals and objectives inherent in AM Applications.
      General Course Objectives/Outcomes
      • Demonstrate an understanding of Operations & Maintenance AM Equipment.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the AM Processes & Post- Process
      • Procedures.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of Basic Design.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of AM Processes upon AM
      • Materials.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the AM Software & Hardware.

Certificate Total: 16 Credits

The mission of the Asnuntuck Community College Manufacturing Technology Center is to provide participants with technology and academic education that leads to related and relevant career employment and continuous personal and professional development.