Design for Metal Powder Bed Fusion – Online & Live


This interactive online course will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to exploit the design freedom of Additive Manufacturing and take a design from conception through to AM processing.

Is this course for you?

Can you…

  • Explain how to optimise the functional design of a component for Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing?
  • Exploit the design freedom of AM?
  • Design a component with Powder Bed Fusion DfM (Design for Manufacture) considerations?

If you’ve answered ‘no’ to any of these, then this course is for you.

Delivery Online & Live

Duration 2 Days
Cost £600+VAT
Location Coventry
Level Introduction

Target Audience

This 2 day interactive online course is aimed at Design Engineers who are interesting in adopting additive manufacturing.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define the design requirements in relation to AM suitability, material and process selection
  • Develop your AM design using the unique opportunities AM has to offer.
  • Deliver a workable design which complies with the considerations and restrictions of DfAM.
  • Prepare for distribution through best-practice use of standards and digital file dissemination.

Course Content

  • Workflows
  • When to use AM
  • DfAM Mindset: Design thinking
  • Part Down-selection
  • Cost of AM
  • Generative Design + Topology Optimisation
  • Lattices
  • Design for Post Processing/Inspection
  • Material/Process Selection
  • Build Preparation
  • Design Process Documentation
  • AM Standards
  • Practical design task and evaluation