Design for Metal Additive Manufacturing
The concept of additive manufacturing or 3D printing of parts for prototyping and production is gaining much attention at present. However, to obtain the greatest benefits from these new manufacturing technologies, products have to be designed in a different way, considering new principles, materials and digital tools.
By attending this concise short course you will gain an understanding of how to design parts for additive manufacturing, improving product performance, avoiding common failures and considering costs.
Emerging design principles will be introduced and discussed, reinforced by a number of case studies.
The course will be co-presented by the Wilde Analysis Advanced Manufacturing team and Additive Design Consultancy, a design engineering company that specialises in the design, optimisation and supply of additively manufactured components for prototype and production.
ANSYS Additive Workshop
Although the short course is focused on design principles rather than software, you are welcome to stay for a complimentary hands-on session explaining how simulation tools such as ANSYS Additive Print can be used within additive manufacturing design workflows.
Who Should Attend?
This course is aimed at all designers, engineers and managers considering using additive manufacturing technologies when developing new products or transforming existing products previously manufactured by alternative processes.
Production engineers and technicians looking to increase their understanding of additive manufacturing processes will also benefit from attending this course.
Short Course (5 hours)
The course commences at 9:30 am with registration and finishes at approximately 2:30 pm.
Optional Complimentary Workshop (1.5 hours)
You are welcome to stay for our workshop which will take place between 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm.
Registration / Further Information
Please contact us to discuss if this course is suitable for your requirements and to book your place(s). Simply:
- Complete the form opposite
- Call us on +44 (0) 161 474 6886
- Email us at email@example.com
We can also run this course at your offices as a company-dedicated training session on a date of your choosing. Please indicate when contacting us if you are interested in this option.
- The Business Case for Additive Manufacturing (AM)
- When to use AM and Why
Design for AM Fundamentals
- Basic Principles
- System Design Philosophy
- Consequences of Features
- Importance of Build Direction
- Cost Considerations
Geometry Design Boundaries & Freedoms
- New Design Rules
- Generating Efficiency in Design
Materials, Technologies & Post-Processing
- Types of Materials & Uses
- AM Technology Choices – Benefits & Issues
- Finishing Considerations, including Machining, Welding & Coatings
- Benefits & Costs
- Topology Optimisation
- Lattice Generation
- Support Creation
- Nesting Analysis
- Build Simulation
- Structurally Optimised Examples
- Thermally Optimised Examples
- Final Questions
- Further Learning
ANSYS Additive Workshop (Optional)
Please note that this agenda may be modified to suit the audience.