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Additive Manufacturing for Rapid Prototyping

  • 3 semesters
  • Hands-on
  • ASU Tuition Rates

This three-class sequence at ASU is a deep immersion into a medical device development curriculum that comprehensively covers design, prototyping, simulation, testing and end-part manufacturing phases. Additive manufacturing is a particularly valuable skill in rapid prototyping and exploration of physical hardware design alternatives.

Additive Manufacturing Processes (MFG 472): Meets in Fall semesters.

  • Hands-on labs with 4 polymer (FDM, SLS, PolyJet, Composite) and 1 metal (L-PBF) AM technologies
  • Process and Material Selection
  • Build preparation, Support Design
  • Post-Processing
  • Metrology & Inspection
  • Applications & Trends

Design for Additive Manufacturing (MFG 598): Meets in Spring semesters. Prerequisites: MFG 472, 1 CAD/Design Course (or equivalents).

  • AM Constraints
  • Reverse Engineering
  • File Formats & Repair
  • Part Consolidation
  • Topology Optimization
  • Lattice Structures
  • Biomimetic Design
  • Part Selection & Costing
  • Qualification & Certification

Metal Additive Manufacturing (MFG/EGR 598-2): Starting Spring 2020. Prerequisites: MFG 472, 1 Materials Course (or equivalents).



ASU Polytechnic Campus (7001 E Williams Field Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212)


ASU Tuition applies. Course open to degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking students.


Register for classes through MyASU.


Direct inquiries and interest requests can also be sent to the following individuals.

Dhruv Bhate
Associate Professor | ASU
480.727.1332 |

Gregory Raupp
Foundation Professor | ASU
480.882.8559 |