• Program: Engineering CAD Technology
  • Course: Additive Manufacturing
  • Course #: ENGC1050
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is an introduction to additive manufacturing. Students will explore different types of additive manufacturing processes, create prototypes using fused deposition modeling (FDM), assemble a 3D printer, and participate in a guided design experience. Persons involved with mechanical engineering, research and development, CAD and other related fields should consider taking this course. This course would also benefit inventors and model makers by developing the skills to produce proof of concept models and create replacement parts utilizing 3D printing technologies.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate safety procedures related to model making
Compare types of additive manufacturing techniques
Compare slicing software options
Design parts with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software
Implement reverse-engineering strategies
Produce 3D selfie
Modify 3D printer firmware
Assemble a 3D printer from a kit
Investigate properties of 3D printer filament
Troubleshoot 3D printing problems

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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