Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Methods for rapid production and development

ME-415

Enseignant(s) :

Boillat Eric

Langue:

English

Summary

The state of the art in the domain of additive production processes (the part is built by material addition without use of a shape tool) will be presented. The main application/benefits/shortcomings of the common additive processes as well as techological and economical issues will be discussed.

Content

The course will describe the technico-economical environment
of industry, that has led to the need for an improvement of performances.
The methods and techniques allowing a reduction
of the design, prototyping and industrialization phases will be
presented. We will then concentrate on the presentation of a
particular method known as selective laser sintering (SLS). We
will discuss its principles and its main limitations. We will then
study the selective laser sintering process under two different
aspects. At first, it will be used as an example to illustrate
how it is possible to produce a part with a generative process
directly from a CAD file. We will introduce different notions
like CLI and SLI-files as well as filling strategies. Finally, we
will study the fundamental physical phenomena involved in the
SLS process.
The last point to be discussed will be the laser theory (wave
length, power, intensity, beam radius, pulse length, repetition
rate...). The laser is actually the energy source preferably used
in the most efficient rapid manufacturing techniques.
In conclusion and after attending this course, the student will
- understand the rapidity and flexibility requirements related
to the design and production of a product,
- know the main rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing
techniques,
- have a deep knowledge of a specific rapid tooling technique
called selective laser sintering.

Keywords

Production processes, prototyping methods, rapid production
methods, additive processes.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

None

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra with examples

Expected student activities

Active participation to the ex-catrhedra teaching.

Resolution of a collection of exercices.

Presentation of a small student project.

Assessment methods

Oral and student project

Resources

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

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légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
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