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America Makes to Host Additive Manufacturing Training Course


America Makes 

America Makes, in partnership with ASM International, will host the course "Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Materials & Processes" on May 12-13 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Registration is required, and members of America Makes and ASM will receive a 15% discount.  To register, visit the event page.


Course Overview:

Additive manufacturing (AM) encompasses an array of rapidly growing technologies that is revolutionizing the design and manufacture of products for transportation, medical, energy, electronics and consumer use.  In support of the growth of these technologies, this course introduces attendees to the full range of AM processes, the polymeric, metallic, and ceramic materials used in those processes; shape design flexibility and limitations, and typical industrial applications. 

A major focus of the course is the metal alloy structures and properties generated by the various processes; multi-physics modeling of the processes, defects and their prevention, as well as the mechanical resolution and accuracy of parts and components produced by AM.  The course is conducted at the facilities of America Makes, Youngstown OH, where machine setup and process demonstrations will be carried out on the wide array of AM technologies in their laboratories. 

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Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for engineers, technicians, and managers interested in understanding the essential features of AM, evaluating the technologies for their industries, and applying AM in their product development projects.

Learning Objectives   

  • Learn the fundamental concepts and terminology of AM
  • How to develop CAD input
  • Understand the basic mechanical and material mechanisms in AM production of parts and components
  • Describe the material structures and properties resulting from these mechanisms
  • Learn the design flexibility afforded by AM in comparison to conventional processes
  • Understand the limitations of AM
  • Describe the steps in setup and post processing of parts and components
  • Select materials and processes appropriate for specific applications
  • Carry out cost and time estimates
  • Understand the application of AM to production of tooling in support of conventional manufacturing processes
  • Recognize the future directions of AM and opportunities for new approaches to product development

Course Outline   

  1. Overview and historical development of AM
  2. Common characteristics of AM processes and equipment
  3. Generation of CAD input
  4. General setup of AM processes
  5. Features of specific AM processes:
            --Powder bed fusion
            --Directed energy deposition
            --Material jetting
            --Binder jetting
  6. Microstructures and properties generated by the various material processes
  7. Design flexibility and limitations of AM
  8. Design innovations afforded by AM
  9. Resolution and accuracy
  10. Use of AM for production of casting sand molds, investment casting patterns, and injection molding tooling
  11. Process modeling
  12. Production time and cost calculations
  13. Lifecycle costs
  14. Emerging standards for AM
  15. Current and emerging applications

Published Date : 4/23/2014

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