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Additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing

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Learning outcomes

Having completed this course, you should be able to:

  • describe additive manufacturing and explain its advantages and disadvantages

  • explain the processes used in additive manufacturing for a range of materials and applications

  • understand the role of additive manufacturing in the design process and the implications for design

  • describe the effects of surface finish and microstructural properties on behaviour for components produced using additive manufacturing

  • display an awareness of residual stresses that may occur during additive manufacturing and their effects.