FALL 2018 New Course | ME500: Additive Engineering

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New Course Additive Manufacturing

This course will teach the fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing (AM) theory and how AM is being used in industry to accelerate product development and replace more traditional low-volume and high volume manufacturing processes.

Topics will cover the technologies, methods and applications or a range of additive methods including FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling), SLA (Sterolithography) and MLS(Metal Laster Sintering), methods for designing for additive will be covered, and implications of additive manufacturing in the complete product life-cycle. We will use the equipment in EPIC to demonstrate and practice the design and production of additive parts.


Dr Anna Thornton joined BUMechE as Professor of the Practice in July 2017. She earned her B.S.E from Princeton University and her PhD from Cambridge University. She started her career as a faculty member in MIT’s Mechanical Engineering department. During her time at MIT, her research focused on product development, manufacturing, and quality systems. After leaving MIT, she was a senior partner in Analytics Operations Engineering. At Analytics, she worked with over 40 large companies to implement, streamline, and improve their product development, manufacturing and quality systems. As the Director of Engineering and Quality at Dragon Innovation, she helped over 30 new hardware startups to transform prototype designs into final products.