42722 Additive Manufacturing for Medical Innovations6cp; 3hpw, on campus
Requisite(s): 120 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Honours Embedded Degree owned by FEIT OR 120 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Honours Degree owned by FEIT OR 120 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Honours Degree co-owned by FEIT
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Fields of practice: Biomedical Engineering program
Additive Manufacturing for Medical Innovations introduces students to different additive manufacturing techniques [3D printing, lithography, thin film deposition, etc.] and their application in biomedical engineering. Students develop expert skills in “SolidWorks”, and also learn how to use “SolidWorks simulation” for mechanical characterization which allows them to perform engineering optimisation for the designed prototype before fabrication. Students use 3D printing to fabricate their final prototype with optimized characteristics.
The subject includes two project streams. Student teams [group of 4 or 5] to select one project stream for their final assessment]:
Project Stream 1: Spinal cage design, optimization, and fabrication [Addressing Lower back pain]
Project Stream 2: Internal Fixation design, optimization, and fabrication [Addressing broken bone fixation]
Spring session. City campus
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