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Code 16460
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Science and Technology
Entry requirements N.A.
Learning outcomes Provide comprehensive knowledge about the different types of prototypes in product design.
Enable the acquisition of fundamental knowledge about rapid prototyping technologies and about the materials used by these technologies.
Develop prototyping skills using rapid prototyping, in the scope of product development, in conjunction with the project curricular units.
Syllabus Types of models and prototypes
Conventional prototyping versus rapid prototyping
Rapid prototyping technologies and materials
Reverse engineering
Articulation and support for the curricular unit Industrial Design 6
Main Bibliography Bjarki, H. (2012). Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Design. Laurence King Publishing
Chua, C.K., Leong, K.F., Lim, C.S. (2003) Rapid prototyping: principles and applications. New Jersey: World Scientific.
Daniel S.; Martin B.; Kimo G.; Kenneth M.; Marco S. (2005). Digital Design and Manufacturing- CAD/CAM Applications in
Architecture and Design. New Jersey: John Wiley
Gebhardt, A. (2003). Rapid prototyping. Munich: Hanser Publishers.
Lefteri, C. (2007). Making it: manufacturing techniques for product design. London: Laurence King, cop.
Lidwell, W. (2009). Deconstructing product design: exploring the form, function, usability, sustainability, and commercial success of 100 amazing products. Beverly: Rockport, cop.
Mattson, M. (2009). CNC Programming: Principles and Applications. Florence: Delamar Learning publishing
Pfeifer, M. (2009). Materials enabled designs: the materials engineering perspective to product design and manufacturing. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, cop.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The Curricular Unit uses the expository methodology of conceptual contents and the demonstration of application cases.
Support and monitoring of product development is carried out within the scope of project curricular units that require the use of rapid prototyping. It is proposed to develop a practical work to apply rapid prototyping in groups.
The evaluation will be continuous according to:
- One individual written assessment test (25%);
- Three practical group work with presentation (75%);
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-06-16

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