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School of Engineering
Course unit
INP7080398, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0531, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge SIMONE CARMIGNATO ING-IND/16

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/15 Design and Methods for Industrial Engineering 3.0
Core courses ING-IND/16 Production Technologies and Systems 3.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of technical drawing and computer-aided design. Fundamentals of manufacturing technologies and of mechanical behavior of materials in manufacturing.
Target skills and knowledge: Learn and select computer-aided modelling and optimization methods for product design, suitable for Additive Manufacturing (often referred to with the collective term of 3D Printing). Learn and select technologies and systems that are applicable for Additive Manufacturing.
Examination methods: Written exam and report on practical experiences. The final mark is calculated as the average of the results obtained in the single parts of the exam. Possible additional oral exam only in specific cases requested by the teacher when clarifications are needed.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation is based on the understanding of course contents, the comprehension of concepts and methods, and capability of applying them autonomously and appropriately in the execution of assignments.
Course unit contents: Introduction: General principles of Additive Manufacturing (AM). Benefits and limitations. Evolution of AM and state-of-the-art trends. General process chain. Main industrial applications, Economical aspects. Process selection.
Modeling and Reverse Engineering for Rapid Prototyping - RP: Principles of geometric modeling for the production of aesthetic and functional prototypes. Equipments and CAD systems. Pre-processing for AM systems.
Principles of Design for AM and hybrid production: Geometric modeling and technological constraints. Design rules, Design for AM: Part consolidation and integrated assemblies. CAD systems.
AM optimization: Dimensional / thickness optimization. Geometric modeling of complex free forms. CAD / CAE tools. Applications in biomedical and highly customized products.
Functional optimization criteria for AM: Shape optimization. Topological optimization. Robust design. Cellular solids. CAD / CAE tools. Examples of industrial applications.
AM technologies for polymeric products: Description and modelling of main AM processes for polymers. Technologies, systems, post-processing.
AM technologies for metal products: Description and modelling of main AM processes for metals. Technologies, systems, post-processing.
Quality of AM products and principles of precision AM: requirements for quality improvement in additive manufacturing. In-process and post-process metrology. AM products verification. Limitations of traditional measurement technologies. Innovative measuring systems. X-ray computed tomography. Standardization.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, industrial case studies, exercises and activities in IT and technological laboratories.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Textbook, lectures notes, additional material that will be available online.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Gibson, Ian; Stucker, Brent, Additive manufacturing technologies. New York: Springer, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Top Hat (active quiz, quiz)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Responsible Consumption and Production