Arizona State University
Rapid Prototyping Materials and Tooling
Arizona State University

Rapid Prototyping Materials and Tooling

This course is part of Rapid Prototyping and Tooling Specialization

Taught in English

Daniel Frank

Instructor: Daniel Frank

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

4 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • You will understand the strengths and weaknesses of common materials and tooling used for rapid prototyping and situations for when to use each one.

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7 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

4 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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This course is part of the Rapid Prototyping and Tooling Specialization
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There are 4 modules in this course

Hello, everyone! Welcome to this course on Rapid Prototyping Materials and Tooling. This is part of the Rapid Prototyping and Tooling specialization. In this course, I’ll cover the characteristics and appropriate uses of a variety of prototyping materials, including cardboard, plastic, wood, and aluminum. I’ll also cover some of the common forms of traditional machining used in making prototypes, as well as more advanced manufacturing tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and more! By the end of this course, you should have a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of common prototyping materials and manufacturing processes, as well as the situations in which their use is most appropriate. The hope is that by having a better understanding of these materials and machines, you will be able to better develop high-quality prototypes. There's a lot of really exciting content to cover in this course, so without further ado, let’s dive into the world of rapid prototyping!

What's included

3 videos2 readings

In this module, you will learn about basic material properties such as density, toughness, and strength. You will also learn about the different characteristics of common prototyping materials like cardboard, plastics, wood, and aluminum.

What's included

5 videos2 quizzes

In this module, you will learn about the different types of traditional machining tools that are useful for making prototypes, such as the hack saw, bandsaw, chop saw, hack saw, drill press, lathe, and mill.

What's included

1 video2 quizzes

In this module, you will learn about many different CNC machines that can be used to fabricate prototypes. In particular, this module will go into detail about the considerations and choices an engineer needs to make when making a part with a 3D printer or a laser cutter.

What's included

3 videos10 readings3 quizzes1 peer review

Instructor

Daniel Frank
Arizona State University
3 Courses1,161 learners

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