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This self-study course is designed to be taken at your convenience, and on your own schedule. You have 90 days to finish the course from the time of purchase.
ASME’s Design for Additive Manufacturing with Metals for Engineers (DfAM) course is one of the first commercially available Additive Manufacturing e-learning solutions dedicated specifically to designing metal parts for production/manufacturing. The course provides the key foundational knowledge to properly evaluate Additive Manufacturing (AM) as a potentially viable technology solution coupled with the in-depth technical knowledge necessary to efficiently shepherd AM parts from design, through post-processing and eventually into market through three use cases: replication, adaptation, and optimization.
Importantly, this course was developed in a collaboration between ASME and industry-renowned Additive Manufacturing expert Dr. Timothy W. Simpson. Tim Simpson is a Professor of Engineering Design and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State University in the Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering department, as well as Co-Director of Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP 3D) Laboratory, which is a leader in additive manufacturing applied research and technology education.
Topics covered in this course include:
- Design for additive manufacturing
- Replicating with additive manufacturing
- Processing & Post-processing
- Business Considerations
- Adapting and optimizing for additive manufacturing
- Preparing for Build and “Flight Check”
A certificate of completion with 1 CEU (10 PDHs) will be issued to registrants who successfully complete the course.
You Will Learn To
- Leverage the Replicate, Adapt, and Optimize framework
- Adopt the Iterative Loop to determine the most effective AM workflow for your situation and goals based on the case (replicate, adapt, or optimize)
- Incorporate the Triple Ps of AM design: Product, Process, and Business Case Plan
- Execute a final Flight Check validation of a design before final build Utilizing a simulated checklist
- Customize the design for additive manufacturing workflow to best design a part
- Make a business case for the use of additive manufacturing for a specific application
- Set expectations regarding additive manufacturing possibilities
- Estimate the cost to fabricate and finish a part
- Recognize impact of design engineers in this field on everything from individual part performance, to general innovation, to overall profitability.
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Who Should Attend
Engineering teams at design and manufacturing firms, as well as individuals.
This course was designed for early to mid-career engineers, including design engineers, materials engineers, manufacturing engineers, and others with an interest in design for additive manufacturing with metals.
Course participants are expected to:
- Be familiar with and have access to CAD and know how to use it
- Have some awareness of analysis tools (i.e., FEA, CFD, GD&T methods)
- Be familiar with traditional manufacturing processes (i.e., machining/milling, casting, forging)
- Have basic knowledge of engineering and intellectual property ethics, such as ASME’s Code of Ethics of Engineers
- Ideally, have some experience with 3D printing - plastics/polymers (however, this is not required)
- Ideally, have access to a 3D metal printer (however, this is not required)