University of Technology Sydney

42722 Additive Manufacturing for Medical Innovations

6cp; 3hpw, on campus. Forms of attendance and mode of delivery in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.
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 (AM), commonly referred as 3D printing, is transforming how biomedical products are designed, produced, and serviced. AM enables on-demand production of personalised medical products and devices providing increased performance and unparalleled flexibility in user design.

This subject will examine new techniques in form finding optimization and 3D printing technology. Students will start by being introduced to a series of new digital software tools to facilitate form-finding optimization and new methods for fabrication output. Students will develop expert skills in “SolidWorks”, a CAD software and learning how to transform real-world objects into 3D animated shapes. Students will learn about the 3D printing process, taking their designs from SolidWorks and printing these designs in an application called “Materialise”.

During the subject students will visit and have classes in the UTS Protospace and have first-hand user experience with these 3D prototyping machines. This subject connects the student with relevant 3D printing technologies associated with Industry 4.0. It provides an opportunity to connect with emerging trends and technologies, the instructors, and their insights.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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