|Title of event||Strategies for Effectively Teaching Design for Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Infusing AM into the Design Classroom|
|Organising (SIGs)||Design for Additive Manufacturing SIG|
|Workshop chairs||Carolyn Conner Seepersad & Georges Fadel|
Additive manufacturing (AM) is rapidly changing the way we fabricate parts and introducing a complex new design space to be explored. In keeping with this trend, there is growing interest in teaching classes that focus not only on AM but also on “Design for AM.” In this workshop, participants and facilitators will share best practices and ideate additional strategies for teaching “Design for AM” classes. Participants and facilitators will also identify opportunities for infusing AM into broader design curricula to reinforce topics as broad as prototyping, ideation, DfM, experimentation, and optimization. This workshop is intended to be highly interactive. It will begin with short lightning talks that highlight best practices in Design for AM education and stimulate discussion, followed by small group ideation sessions in which participants design forward-thinking Design for AM modules and assignments and brainstorm opportunities for using AM strategically to reinforce concepts in conventional design classes. A special emphasis will be placed on sharing AM case studies that can be used in the classroom.