Practical Insight into Metal Powder Bed Fusion


This 5 day face-to-face course is delivered by the expert engineering team from the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM). You will get practical experience of the end-to-end processes needed for Industrial 3D printing, including design, production and post-processing required for Metal Powder Bed Fusion

Is this course for you?

  • Are you considering entering into Additive Manufacturing, but need to see and experience more about the benefits and design possibilities?
  • Do you need expert demonstrations and advice regarding the associated processes, software / hardware and materials?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, then this course is for you.

This course is CPD accredited.

Delivery Face to Face

Duration 5 Days
Cost £2250+VAT
Location Coventry
Level Intermediate

Target Audience

This course is for anyone in an experienced engineering role but new to Additive Manufacturing (AM) and wanting to learn more

Learning Objectives

  • Accurately explain the Additive Manufacturing – Metal Powder Bed Fusion process and the ways it can benefit your organisation.
  • Explore the variety of processes available, highlighting the benefits of an AM process over conventional manufacturing processes.
  • Investigate key design rules for making parts more suitable for manufacturing using AM.
  • Investigate how using ‘Design for AM’ processes such as topology optimisation and latticing can promote the novel use of AM through part complexity, light weighting and consolidation.
  • Discuss AM Powder Bed Fusion processes (both laser and electron beam melting) with a practical insight into safe and effective use.
  • Investigate the different materials utilised in powder bed fusion AM and understand the links between material properties and part application.
  • Explore the various post-processing and inspection techniques used and understand their importance in AM.

Course Content

See objectives above