March 5, 2018 - March 9, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
America Makes is pleased to now offer ACADEMI: Metals Design for Additive Manufacturing, a hands-on intensive boot-camp style immersive training experience to its members and non-members. Registration for this introductory offering is discounted for both America Makes members and non-members.
The Advanced Curriculum in Additive Design, Engineering and Manufacturing Innovation (ACADEMI) is a collaboration between America Makes, The Lanterman Group, and other members to help speed the transfer of business and technical knowledge for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies to industry. ACADEMI is a comprehensive set of immersive training experiences with advanced AM curriculum, delivered in an intense, hands-on environment, integrating skills from multiple disciplines employed in Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) processes.
ACADEMI training experiences are application oriented — developed and taught by best-in-class industry and academic experts. ACADEMI incorporates research and development processes and techniques emerging from America Makes projects that are ready for implementation, making the content cutting edge and rigorous. The ACADEMI is a portfolio of DfAM-based courses, with a path towards industry certification.
COURSE DESCRIPTION – Metals Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
In this course, we will explore advanced design, engineering, manufacturing, and processing techniques for additive manufacturing with metallic materials.
This five-day course encourages design and manufacturing engineers to explore new regions of design spaces. The course presents a Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) method that encompasses conceptual design, process selection, material science and later detailed design stages.
The course includes instructor-led lectures, discussions and hands-on lab exercises for additive manufacturing (AM) product development processes, software, design and optimization of metallic components.
The course is presented in an engaging environment that promotes innovative design thinking and concepts.
Visit https://www.americamakes.us/academi for additional information.
In this course, you will learn about cross-disciplinary skills employed in DfAM such as:
- Learn to design components with novel AM metal materials and manufacturing methods utilizing advanced AM design techniques
- Explore AM design and processing techniques for new efficient component designs and
- Understand techniques to quantify trade-offs between cost, performance, and durability of designs
- Process an industry case-study through the entire DfAM workflow
- Identify appropriate opportunities for AM implementation
- Develop awareness of advanced AM simulation and analysis software
- Develop awareness of critical aspects of mature AM technologies – from design through post-processing (e.g., material selection, process selection, processing parameters, post-processing)
- Gain an understanding of the basic operations of an industrial grade, powder-bed laser platform
This course employs a boot camp-style training method that is fast paced, technology immersive, and particularly experiential.
Learners should come prepared to participate enthusiastically, develop skills for creative thinking and to solve problems individually and in teams consisting of professionals from different engineering, material science, and manufacturing disciplines.
- This course features technical discourse by subject matter experts that are conducting ground-breaking research in additive manufacturing, topology optimization, and lattice structure design. This unique approach affords students a distinctive opportunity to obtain insights from forerunners in the additive manufacturing research, education, and manufacturing disciplines.
- The lab work involves the use of a broad spectrum of engineering software including; professional computer aided design software, finite element analysis software, topology optimization tools, lattice structure design and manufacturing simulation software. Lab work will also include the use of various polymer-based prototyping platforms that will be used to iteratively build on training concepts and improve designs.
- This course will provide students with direct exposure to industrial-grade AM platforms that will be used for concept prototyping, iterative design development, build failure analysis, and final part printing. Students will learn basic operational tasks such as tool path optimization, feedstock handling, machine calibration, process parameter selection, part orientation, and support removal techniques.
For questions regarding the specifics within this course, please contact Anthony Hughes.
For questions regarding registration or payment options, contact Amy Good
Meals are not provided.
- Parking is available in the lot next to America Makes but space is very limited.
- Additional parking is available at the corner of West Boardman Street and Vindicator Square in the ABM lots. Parking in the ABM lots is $3/per day (exact cash only).
- Park elsewhere at your own risk. Parking tickets will not be paid or reimbursed by America Makes.
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- Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is the closest airport to America Makes
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