Additive Manufacturing for Metals
This course in additive manufacturing can provide you with the advanced skills and knowledge you need to become an industry professional or researcher in this exciting and expanding area.
You will benefit from Sabancı University’s industrial links and research strengths in advanced additive manufacturing, you will have access to additive manufacturing labs and facilities in SU IMC.
The course consists of design of AM as well as applications. Teaching is provided through lectures, exercise classes, and laboratory work.
You will study to gain a thorough and detailed understanding of the principles and techniques of additive manufacturing, the science and the applications.
Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing:
This module examines both the basic implementation and theory of additive manufacturing, its translation into modern additive manufacturing techniques that are currently being researched and exploited within both academia and industry which result in net shape parts. The content of the module is as follows:
- Introduction to AM,
- Design and design systems for AM,
- Overview of the 7 ASTM AM processes,
- Material Jetting, Powder Bed Fusion,
- Vat Polymerisation,
- Material Extrusion,
- Direct Energy Deposition,
- Sheet Lamination,
- Binder Jetting,
- Commercial 3D Printing,
- Materials Requirements for 3D Printing Software and systems,
- Case Studies of AM in Industry The Future of AM and 3D Printing
This module is designed to deal with a wide range of materials (including advanced metallic, ceramic, glass, composite and polymeric-based materials) for a wide range of applications. This module aims to teach:
- The underlying principles behind the suitability of material properties for the targeted applications,
- The processing of these materials,
- The effects of processing on their subsequent structure and properties,
- Ultimate performance
Applications of Advanced Topics in Additive Manufacturing:
In this module, materials development for AM, in-situ and post-process characterization of materials/structures and computational methods for the modelling, design and optimization of AM processes and parts are included.
Materials Design Against Failure:
This module focuses on understanding and manipulating of material's microstructure to avoid failure. It addresses the main areas of mechanical failure using specific material system examples to illustrate how materials design is used to develop better materials for particular applications. The four areas are:
- Design for strength – metallic alloys, ceramics
- Design for toughness – metallic alloys (including strength/toughness balance for Al alloys)
- Design for creep resistance - metallic alloys
- Design for fatigue resistance
This course will help you to understand a wide multidisciplinary engineering context around additive manufacturing field. You will also gain a critical awareness of current problems and new insights.
This course can provide you with a strong foundation for moving into a relevant industry, improve your employability, or be the basis for further study at PhD level through the pursuit of a career in research.