Additive Manufacturing for Practicing Engineers
A WSU Noncredit Online Course for Boeing Employees
About The Course
Two-module course designed for engineers, managers and technical staff who wish to acquire practical knowledge of additive manufacturing through lectures and hands-on group projects.
- The course addresses AM approaches for polymers, metals, ceramics and composites
- Projects entail iterative design-and-make processes to optimize the final part
Module 1: Lectures + 2 projects addressing design and systems-level integration of AM parts
Module 2: Lectures + 2 projects addressing topology optimization for AM
Amit Bandyopadhyay, Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University.
Phone: (509) 335-4862.
Amit Bandyopadhyay is working in the areas of additive manufacturing since 1995. He has written over 300 technical articles, edited 10 books and inventor of 19 issued patents. His edited book, Additive Manufacturing, will be used as a text for this class, which has also been translated in Chinese.
Start Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Duration: 6 weeks for Module 1; 1 week break / catch-up; 6 weeks for Module 2
Lecture Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 –6 PM
Format: Synchronous distance learning + hands-on projects at Boeing’s facilities(recorded lectures will be available online for asynchronous viewing)
Continuing Education Credits: 6
For registration questions, contact Joni Ford with Noncredit Online Courses at:
For course related questions, contact the instructor.
Enrollment is limited to 45 students. Please register early to secure your seat.
Each registrant will receive a Kindle copy of the required textbook*
*Additive Manufacturing by A. Bandyopadhyayand S. Bose, CRC Press (2015).
The primary objective of this course is to help engineers understand how additive manufacturing (3D Printing) can be utilized in product design through in-class lectures and hands-on group projects.
All projects will be team based.
Design and printing of plastic parts using fused deposition modeling (FDM) with features that cannot be processed using traditional manufacturing. This project is designed to help students appreciate inherent advantages of layer-by-layer manufacturing.
The 2nd project will involve design and printing of multi-part system that will require assembly. This project is designed to understand what kind of dimensional variations can be allowed in AM processed parts.
This project will involve design of simple parts where build time can be minimized without compromising mechanical strength. Built time estimation along with cost analysis will be a part of this project.
This final project will integrate all the above project ideas where concept of topology optimization will also be introduced.