Presented in this paper is our experience of teaching freeform fabrication to students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and to high school students and teachers. The emphasis of the curriculum is exposing students to rapid product development technologies with the goal of creating awareness to emerging career opportunities in CAD/CAM. Starting from solid modeling, principles of freeform fabrication, to applications of rapid prototyping and manufacturing in industry sponsored product development projects, students can learn in-depth freeform fabrication technologies. Interactive course content with hands-on experience for product development is the key towards the success of the program.
F. W. Liou and M. Leu, "Product Focused Freeform Fabrication Education," Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2008, Austin, TX), pp. 10-20, University of Texas at Austin, Aug 2008.
19th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2008: Aug. 4-6, Austin, TX)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Intelligent Systems Center
Keywords and Phrases
Solid Freeform Fabrication
Article - Conference proceedings
06 Aug 2008