Design for Metal Powder Bed Fusion


This 3 day face-to-face course, delivered at the home of the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM) by our expert engineering team, will provide you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to exploit the design freedom that Industrial 3D printing offers. Learn how to take a design from conception through to processing including material selection.

Is this course for you?

Can you…

  • Explain how to optimise the functional design of a component for Additive Manufacturing?
  • Demonstrate best practice in optimising a design for manufacture through simulation?
  • Exploit the design freedom of AM?
  • Describe best practice for down selection and finite element analysis?

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

Delivery Face to Face

Duration 3 Days
Cost £1350+VAT
Location Coventry
Level Intermediate

Target Audience

This 3 day practical 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

  • Introduction to Powder Bed Fusion
  • 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
    And more…