November 27 - November 28
All Day ET
ASME - Boston
Additive manufacturing (AM) frees us from many design constraints and lets us consolidate parts into single-piece assembles, creating novel, complex, and lightweight geometries never before possible. However, there are real challenges that must be understood to use AM effectively.
This two-day course introduces you to these challenges through discussions and case studies. It takes a comprehensive look at the digital workflow and design requirements to help you use AM to its full potential. Topics include the types of metal printing, such as binder jetting, directed energy deposition, and powder bed fusion, and the economics of AM, including supply chain implications. Other areas to be discussed include the software tool chain, modeling and simulation, build orientation and layout, post processing considerations, lattice structures, and topology optimization. Finally, the course examines current research and future directions for this technology.