Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After the course, the student is able to understand the basics of additive manufacturing

After the course, the student is able to ideate and evaluate applications for additive manufacturing from the perspectives of design, business and engineering 

After the course, the student is able to apply digital design and/or manufacturing to prototype and pitch a product or service

After the course, the student is able to use their own experience/disciplinary knowledge in solving multidisciplinary problems in a teamwork setting

Credits: 5

Schedule: 04.03.2021 - 27.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Meri Kuikka

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Meri Kuikka, Elina Kähkönen, Elina Kähkönen

Contact information for the course (valid 08.02.2021-21.12.2112):

meri.kuikka@aalto.fi

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    • What is additive manufacturing (commonly known as 3D printing), and how is it used in product design?
    • Capabilities and limitations of additive manufacturing
    • Business models in additive manufacturing
    • Latest developments in additive manufacturing
    • How to ideate and evaluate product concepts for additive manufacturing
    • How to design and print a 3D model
    • Collaborating, presenting and sharing in 3D
    • How to pitch product concepts
    • Teamwork skills in a project setting

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Please see full class topics list on MyCourses: https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/view.php?id=27709 

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Participation in class

    Weekly assignments

    Halfway checkpoint

    Final Pitch

    Self & peer evaluation

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The course is assessed on a scale of 1-5. Grades are based on:

    • Participation in class 
    • Weekly assignments
    • Halfway checkpoint 
    • Final Pitch 
    • Self & peer evaluation




Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    35 h contact teaching

    75 h team assignments

    25 h independent studying

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Attendance and participation in class, weekly individual or groupwork assignments, final pitching assignment. Total 135 hours.

DETAILS

Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Reading materials: mostly online sources collated on lecture slides

    Rough prototyping materials 

    3D printing facilities & materials

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Reading materials: mostly online sources collated on lecture slides

    Rough prototyping materials 

    3D printing facilities & materials 




Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ADD Basics: Working in digital paradigma AAN-C2011 and AAN-C2005

Prerequisites
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    no

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

FURTHER INFORMATION

Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    Please see full class topics list on MyCourses: https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/view.php?id=27709