Introduction to Additive Metal Manufacturing

Code: CEM 180

Credits: 02

Elective subject


  • Introduction to additive manufacturing (AM) of metals: market and main applications
  • Processes for AM of metals
  • The raw materials used in these processes: main characteristics and methods of obtaining
  • Main characteristics of the parts produced by AM and related metallurgical concepts
  • Existing alloys and the development of new alloys for AM processes
  • Characterization of raw material and parts produced by AM
  • Post-processing of parts produced by AM
  • Challenges, recent developments and trends in the area of metal AM
  • Case studies of metal parts produced by AM


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