Course

Design for Additive Manufacturing

Maximize the product performance by the right design

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a revolutionary technology because of new opportunities in the design and manufacturing process. AM provides great freedom in the design of complex shape products with a wide range of materials that cannot be easily manufactured by other fabrication methods.

Many engineers and researchers need a clear understanding of techniques and tools that support product design for additive manufacturing processes. This is a way to maximize the product performance by choosing the right size, shape, structure, and material compositions, subject to the capabilities of AM technologies.

This course will provide the necessary knowledge and skills for the design of AM products using advanced digital design tools. Designers will learn the technical fundamentals, industrial applications, design strategies, and benefits and drawbacks of AM technologies.

3D printing: DFAM with advanced digital design tools

After this training course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and explain the principal additive manufacturing processes, the fundamental mechanism of operation, and applications
  • Identify the entire product life cycle from design conception to the final product in the additive manufacturing process.
  • Understand, explain and use design strategies and rules for metal and polymer additive manufacturing processes
  • Identify the design constraints in additive manufacturing and post-processing consideration
  • Employ qualitative and quantitative simulation tools in the design of additive manufactured parts.
  • Explore current and future perspectives on digital design tools for additive manufacturing

Intended for

Designers, manufacturing engineers, lab technicians, researchers and everyone who is working in the field of additive manufacturing.

Course Leader
Ian Gibson is Professor of Design Engineering in the department of design, production and management at the University of Twente (UT). He is also Scientific director of the Fraunhofer Project Centre at UT. He has been active in Additive Manufacturing since the very early days in the 1990s where he was involved in acquiring the third machine ever to be implemented in the UK (a 3D Systems Stereolithography machine SLA250). He has kept a keen eye on the development of the technology every since, starting the first ever academic journal on the topic (Rapid Prototyping Journal, established in 1997) and co-authoring the most popular text (Additive Manufacturing Technologies, by Springer), which has seen over 6 million downloads across its 3 editions. He is currently researching into next generation AM technology and how industry can advance through its use.

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  • Information
    Trainer: Dhr. Prof.dr. Gibson
    Course data: November 7 and 14 - 2022
    Day format: 2 days course (10:00 - 17:00)
    Location: Amersfoort
    Price: € 1,250.00 ex. vat
    Language
    The program will be taught in English.
  • Program

    Day 1

    • Introduction and Course Structure
    • AM Technologies and Workflow
      Overview on general AM processes and design stages
    • DFAM Framework
      What are the opportunities and benefits of DFAM?
    • Design Constrains
      What are the limitations of AM processes?
    • Design for Metal and Polymer AM
    • Design for AM Life Cycle
       

    Day 2

    • Topology Optimization for AM
      TO principals and methods
      Case study
    • Generative Design for AM
      GD set-up and applications
      Case study
    • Modeling and Simulation of AM processes
      Benefits of simulation for AM with some practical examples
    • Wrap up and summary