America Makes, in partnership with ASM International, is offering a course on the fundamentals of additive manufacturing materials and processes. It will begin May 12-13, 2014, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
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. 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 should attend.
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
Powder bed fusion
Directed energy deposition
Registration is required. The cost to attend this course is $1099 per person. Members of America Makes and ASM get a 15% discount.