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AM Manufacturability: Laser Powder Bed Fusion

Prepare for part manufacturability with Laser Powder Bed fusion (L-PBF).

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Additive Manufacturing with metals is becoming more and more relevant in the production of products, parts and components. One of the most important of today's metal AM technologies is the Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) process. The fast development of the L-PBF process offers new opportunities for various industries. ASME’s AM Manufacturability online training course will walk you through the process parameters and design constraints of the metal L-PBF process.

This course is an interactive, self-study course in which engineers and managers will work through the L-PBF technology, and what needs to be considered to complete a successful print. Engineers and managers will learn about design restrictions, technology limitations, and support structure design. The course will focus on the success of manufacturability within the context of ASME's Replicate Adapt Optimize™ methodology. 

By participating in this course, you will learn how to successfully:

  • Evaluate a part design for manufacturability. 
  • Identify the sequence of the L-PBF process.
  • Assess the risks of an L-PBF build job. 
  • Classify functional support structures. 
  • Differentiate the L-PBF process chain from conventional manufacturing process chains.

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.

At the end of the course, a final exam will assess learners' knowledge through real world problems evaluating their understanding and applicable knowledge of course material. 

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.


Topics covered in this course include:

Module 1

  • The L-PBF Process Chain
  • Before Printing
  • The Printing Process

Module 2

  • Standard L-PBF Machines
  • Differences in Machine Types
  • L-PBF Machine Auxiliaries
  • Additional Hardware

Modules 3

  • Melt Pool Physics
  • Scan Strategies
  • Part Physics

Modules 4

  • Design Rules and Limitations
  • Support Structures
  • Part Orientation
  • X-Y Positioning
  • Scan Strategy Checks
Course Developer

Michael Hajduk is a research and development engineer at Siemens Energy’s Additive Manufacturing Technology team, where he works on topics regarding metal AM design optimization and mechanical integrity of L-PBF manufactured parts.

Since 2018, together with his team, he has developed training and education solutions for Siemens engineers and customers who are starting their metal AM journey.

Siemens Energy and ASME are partnering to work towards scaling workforce development across the field of engineering. ASME’s agile course development, educational technology and learning science expertise —combined with Siemens broad AM know-how and experience—will enhance ASME’s Learning & Development course offerings.

As a result, the engineering community will benefit from an expansive body of subject-matter expertise, rooted in more than 10 years of scalable serial production experience in AM. All aspects of AM design, materials, and processes will be covered while connecting the AM ecosystem via Siemens to simplify the collaboration process, and streamline new production processes.


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