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This ASME Candidate Part Selection - Economic Feasibility course is interactive and e-Learning. It helps engineers and managers explore the economic viability and impact that additive has on manufacturing by using the value levers available through additive manufacturing.
This includes the impact that AM value levers can have on part cost, performance, and business operations — identifying when AM is a suitable process to consider and when it is not, based on the stage of AM maturity on the Replicate-Adapt-Optimize methodology, and understanding the direct and secondary cost considerations of using and adopting additive within your organization.
This course was developed in a collaboration between ASME and Matt Burris, an entrepreneurial engineer who is known for operating at the intersection of business and engineering, finding practical solutions, new product innovations, and business models that create substantial value. As the founder of MatterFab, he led a technical team that designed and built a laser diode-based, affordable metal additive manufacturing system, raising nearly $10M from General Electric, Autodesk, private equity, and other investors.
Topics covered in this course include:
- Additive Manufacturing in a Business Context
- The Current and Future Landscape of AM in Business
- Economic Considerations in AM Part Selection
- AM Journey - Replicate Adapt Optimize™ Methodology & Value Levers
- Machine, Design and Material Factors in AM Economics
- AM Costs and Value
By participating in this course, you will learn how to successfully:
- Correlate case studies with the current and future landscape of AM.
- Identify challenges in AM and how they can be mitigated or curtailed.
- Calculate the economic impact of applying additive manufacturing.
- Determine design approaches that are likely to deliver the most value.
Who should attend?
- Mechanical engineering managers and engineers with an interest in design for additive manufacturing with metals.
- Engineering teams at design and manufacturing firms, as well as individuals.
Course participants are expected to:
- Have some awareness of analysis tools (i.e., FEA, CFD, and GD&T methods).
- Be familiar with traditional manufacturing processes (i.e., machining/milling, casting, and forging).
- Have basic knowledge of engineering and intellectual property ethics, such as the ASME Code of Ethics of Engineers.
- Ideally, have some experience with 3D printing and plastics/polymers (not required).
This is an interactive e-Learning course with which engineers and managers can calculate the ways metal AM and design approaches add value.
A certificate of completion with 0.4 CEU (4 PDHs) will be issued to registrants who successfully complete the course.