MSE468H1: Additive Manufacturing of Advanced Engineering Materials


The one-week intensive course includes additive manufacturing (AM) process fundamentals, material properties, design rules, qualification methods, cost and value analysis, and industrial and consumer applications of AM. Particular emphasis will be placed on AM technologies for metals and other advanced materials (ceramics and composites), and related design principles and part performance. The AM techniques introduced in this course include, but are not limited, to selective laser melting, direct metal deposition, wire arc deposition, cold spray, powder binder jetting, electroplating, fused deposition modeling (FDM) and stereolithography (SLA).

Lab activities (virtual / hands-on) involving both desktop and industrial-grade 3D printers for metals, ceramics and composites, addressing the full workflow from design to characterization. Several interactive case studies which deploy quantitative analysis tools discussed in lecture to solve a real or imagined market or business need. Virtual / in-person visits to local AM startups and an AM equipment provider/integrator. A multidisciplinary team of speakers including industry experts, and special guest speakers (some are U of T Alumni). This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of AM technology, its applications, and its implications both now and in the future.

27.5 (Fall), 27.5 (Winter), 55 (Full Year)