A Guide to Design for Metal Powder Bed Fusion

 

Delivered by experts from the home of the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM) the aim of this course is to help you appreciate and contextualise the unique design opportunities opened up by Industrial 3D Printing, as well as considering the challenges which come when designing for this rapidly evolving technology.

Is this course for you?

This Online Learning course is aimed at Design Engineers who are interesting in adopting Additive Manufacturing.

Delivery Online learning

Duration 3 Hours
Cost £149.97+VAT
Level Intermediate

Target Audience

This Online Learning 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:

  • Differentiate between the old DfM/DfF rules and the new DfAM philosophy.
  • Consider the new business models and opportunities which DfAM allows.
  • Explain the ways DfAM can be used to add value including lightweighting, part consolidation and complex internal geometries.
  • Define the available materials and processes and determine the factors which influence their suitability for a given design.
  • State the opportunities for Reverse Engineering in AM.
  • Apply AM design considerations to specific design features.
  • Simulate Topology Optimisation for an AM part and explain the unique benefits of using this process with AM.
  • Consider the design implications for later stages in the manufacturing process including post-processing and inspection.
  • Identify the uses of simulation in Design for Function and Design for Manufacturability in AM.
  • Recognise the file types, data workflow and possible upcoming changes to AM digital thread.
  • Compare the overall workflow of DfAM with conventional manufacturing.

Course Content

See objectives above