Educational Courses


Professional


We offer a wide variety of courses on Additive Manufacturing technologies for working professionals. We can create a combination of lecture and hands-on modules to specifically meet the needs of your organization and can deliver them in any desired format at any time of the year. Here are some examples of professional courses that we have recently offered.


Graduate and Undergraduate


IDMI provides manufacturing infrastructure in support of nearly all undergraduate and graduate education needs within the Henry Samueli School of Engineering.  In particular, we offer or support the following:

MAE195 – Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing
This project-based hands-on course is offered by IDMI and covers the additive manufacturing workflow, from CAD drawing to 3D printing and post-processing; nearly all additive manufacturing technologies are discussed and demonstrated. Students design, develop, manufacture and package a product of their choice for the final design assignment. Offered every quarter – 20 students per quarter.

ENG165/265 – Advanced Manufacturing Choices
This large-enrollment course covers the basics of all manufacturing technologies, from subtractive to additive processes and micro/nano-fabrication. The course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, with different requirements and expectations. IDMI provides fabrication support for the final design project, which changes every year.

ENG7A/B – Introduction to Engineering
This freshman-level, two-quarter sequence experiential learning based course introduces students to engineering design and manufacturing. Students learn fundamental principles of several engineering disciplines (from aerodynamics, to solid mechanics, controls and electronics) and apply them to the design and fabrication of a complex engineering system, e.g. a fully operational autonomous quadcopter equipped with image recognition technology. IDMI provides all fabrication support, including subtractive and additive technologies.

Senior Design Projects
IDMI provides manufacturing support (in terms of facilities and know-how) to nearly any senior design project in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as well as some projects in other departments in the School of Engineering. Our two facilities, Fabworks and Rapidtech, are running around the clock in the weeks leading to scheduled project reviews.

Graduate Research
IDMI provides access to state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing infrastructure to graduate students in support of their research needs. We offer one-on-one advanced training for PhD students who plan to operate our equipment independently. Additionally, IDMI regularly hires graduate students as technical staff, to help with machine operation, training for undergraduate users, curriculum development and facility supervision. Our student super-users receive advanced training on state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing technologies that greatly enhance their graduate experience and industry marketability.


Outreach to Community Colleges and K-12 Schools


IDMI offers a variety of outreach activities to educate the community in advanced manufacturing. Here are some examples of what we do.