Design for Polymer Powder Bed Fusion


This hands-on practical course will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to exploit the design freedom of polymer 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 Additive Manufacturing?
  • Exploit the design freedom of AM?
  • Design components which follow the particular design rules for your chosen polymer technology?

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

Delivery Face to Face

Duration 2 Days
Cost £900+VAT
Location Coventry
Level Intermediate

Target Audience

This 2 day practical course is aimed at Design Engineers who are interesting in adopting polymer 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 with reference to the considerations and restrictions of DfAM.

Course Content

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Polymer Processes
  • Workflow
  • Part Down-selection
  • DfAM Mindset
  • Design Brief
  • Generative Design & Topology Optimisation
  • Cellular Structures: Lattices
  • Compliant Mechanisms

Day 2

  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Materials
  • Design for Post Processing & Inspection
  • Practical Design Task
  • Task Evaluation/feedback