3-D Printing (Additive Manufacturing)
Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
This two-day workshop provides an introductory overview of the seven additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. Participants learn the current state-of-the-art AM technologies and the fundamentals and limitations of each. You also learn the CAD-to-part workflow and general guidelines for designing parts and products to be produced by AM processes. As an outcome, you should be able to identify candidate part applications for AM polymer and metal printing.
This course can be applied to the Plastics Technology Certificate.
Who Should Attend
Engineers and designers who are interested in understanding the benefits of additive manufacturing and the workflow for transitioning component designs to printed articles
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Compare and contrast the current state-of-the-art additive manufacturing process technologies and materials
- Describe the AM digital workflow from concept design to printed article production
- Discover the benefits and trade-offs of employing additive manufacturing for component fabrication
- Identify candidate part applications for polymer and metal AM
Introduction to AM
Safety Standards for AM
The AM Digital Workflow
Introduction to Polymer Modalities and Materials
Polymer AM Case Studies
Post-processing Polymer AM Components
Introduction to Metal Modalities and Materials
Metal AM Case Studies
Post-processing Metal AM Components
Introduction to Quality and Inspection
Some knowledge of plastic/metal materials and engineering principles is useful, although not required for this introductory course.
All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.