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Advanced sketching for conceptual product design and communication. Advanced 3D computer-aided drawing and solid modelling, with finite element analysis for strength and durability. Preparation of models for rapid-prototyping (additive manufacture/3D printing).
1. Students will develop skills in digital sketching for the communication and development of conceptual product design.2. Students will be familiar with industry-standard computer-aided design packages for the development and communication of detailed product design drawings.3. Students will gain an understanding in designing for and manufacturing in a range of digital production techniques including additive and subtractive manufacturing. 4. Students will be able to use simulation tools to assess structural viability and optimise their designs in response to predicted in-service loading.5. Students will be able to apply generative design tools to create organic, high-performance geometries and create physical models thereof using digital manufacturing techniques. 6. Students become proficient at creating designs, digital outputs, and programming for various digital manufacturing techniques. 7. Students will gain awareness of the cost and scale implications of the techniques employed and make decisions about their viability in future design projects.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Major Project Task:• Stage One, 20%; Students will work in small design teams (three) to design and prototype a functional multi-part structural design using digitally-controlled subtractive manufacturing and manual assembly methods. Due: End of week 5.• Stage Two, 30%; Students will work in small design teams (three) to design and digitally prototype (using Finite Element Analysis) before physically prototyping a functional single-part structural design using digitally-controlled additive manufacturing Due: End of week 8.• Stage Three, 20%; Students will work in small design teams (three) using advanced simulation methods to digitally-define a design (using Topology Optimisation and/or Generative design) before physically prototyping a functional single-part structural design using digitally- controlled additive manufacturing Due: End of week 12.• Final Exam - during exam period : 30%For each submission, teams will produce a short, explanatory document explaining their design process and rationale, as well as an individual reflection and competency statement.
Diegel, O., Nordin, A., and Motte, D. A Practical Guide to Design for Additive Manufacturing. Springer, 2020, available as ebook from the library and widely available onlineKurowski, P. Finite Element Analysis for Design Engineers. SAE International. 2004, available as ebook from the library and widely available onlineAkin, J. Finite Element Analysis Concepts via Solidworks. World Scientific. 2009, available as ebook from the library and widely available online
Domestic fee $986.00
International fee $5,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
School of Product Design on the department and colleges page.