Length: 1 days
Additive manufacturing (AM) frees us from many design constraints and lets us consolidate parts into single-piece assembles, creating novel, complex, and lightweight geometries never before possible. However, there are real challenges that must be understood to use AM effectively.
This two-day course introduces you to these challenges through discussions and case studies. It takes a comprehensive look at the digital workflow and design requirements to help you use AM to its full potential. Topics include the types of metal printing, such as binder jetting, directed energy deposition, and powder bed fusion, and the economics of AM, including supply chain implications. Other areas to be discussed include the software tool chain, modeling and simulation, build orientation and layout, post processing considerations, lattice structures, and topology optimization. Finally, the course examines current research and future directions for this technology.
You Will Learn To
- Describe the printing processes used in additive manufacturing with metals
- Explain the economics of additive manufacturing
- List the steps in the digital work flow, including the use of software and hardware
- Explain the steps in modeling and simulation for additive manufacturing
- Describe post-processing considerations
- Identify the type of parts that can be produced with additive manufacturing
- Explain the design and production of lattice structures
- Define topology optimization
- Describe aspects of new business models, including mass customization and the supply chain
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Who Should Attend
This course is intended for anyone who is interested in learning more about the design process of additive manufacturing.
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