START OF FALL SESSION SEPTEMBER 07 *
BE INNOVATIVE, PREPARE NOW FOR THE INDUSTRY OF THE FUTURE
Additive Manufacturing Course (AM)- Details and Options
COST OF COURSE $5985.00
* registration deadline August 15, 2021,
THE TOTAL DURATION OF THE COURSE IS 120 HOURS, INCLUDING LECTURES, EXERCISES, PRACTICAL TRAINING AND BUILDS. AM MACHINES ARE ADDITIONALLY MADE AVAILABLE AFTER-HOURS ON REQUEST.
CAD has been focused on conventional processing for a long time now, and while the tools and training have improved over the years, there is serious deficiency in terms of AM specific CAD. Lattice structures, topology optimization etc are still not mainstream CAD, but restricted to special and proprietary tools. But beyond that, there is a huge opportunity in conventional CAD systems to make use of AM realities. AM-enabled design thinking empowers us to imagine and design complex structures and parts and then fabricate them beyond conventional capabilities. Still, training limitations restrict the access to this potential. Our CAD training is focused on this new reality and its potential, with special focus on AM specific design of lattice structures, structure consolidations, and optimizations.
Recent years have seen tremendous development in additive manufacturing processes and technologies. With every season, we see newer materials, processes and capabilities become available. Today, the choice of an AM material, process, and technology is becoming trickier, and with various certifications and requirements in specific industries, the task of AM adoption seems more daunting than ever. We take you through the origins of AM, the different AM processes, materials, techniques – their advantages, capabilities, and disadvantages. With various, but application-oriented examples, we take you through the entire realm of AM, enabling you to master the adoption of AM for your part and function.
AM is not limited to new concepts or novel parts. With the advent of digital scanning technologies, old parts and machines can find a new life today. With reverse engineering, there is no limitation on the availability of blueprints or details. A part or sample is all that is needed. Similarly, with medical and other related industries, for special and one-off part preparations, digital scanning provides a huge advantage in reverse engineering designs and dimensions. Our hands-on training on 3D scanning and reverse engineering is aimed to empowering you to bring to life such projects.
With AM, and the greater design flexibility we are today looking back at various parts, and designs for benefits in weight-reduction, cost-savings, part and assembly simplification. Revolutionary changes and innovation in part and function has been achieved through combination of AM reality viz-a-viz conventional technologies, as well as design flexibilities in AM. Cornerstone of this is in topology optimization and use of lattice structures. We review the essence of these concepts, as well as discuss detailed applications for them in industry. In addition, we will discuss the benefits or capability in AM to “mass-produce” components through nesting, and in the art and science of build management.
For some industries, AM parts can be used straight off the plate (so to speak). But for various applications, some limited or at times detailed processing might be required. Whether it is stress-relieving to enhance the part reliability, or heat treatments to strengthen the component, or even machining and finishing processes to bring about finesse and aesthetics into an AM built part, we will discuss the details of the process, requirements for certain industries, and its impact on AM decision making.