Wohlers Associates and America Makes to provide Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) course

August 28, 2019

August 28, 2019

Wohlers Associates, Inc., Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, and  America Makes, Youngstown, Ohio, USA, have partnered to offer a one-day Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) course for managers and executives which will take place on October 24, 2019 at America Makes’ base in Youngstown.

The DfAM course will follow the two-day Members Meeting and Exchange (MMX) and aims to provide managers and executives considering the adoption of Additive Manufacturing for production applications with a competitive advantage. 

The course will include the following topics/features:

  • Presentations, discussions and practical exercises covering the economics of AM
  • Consolidating many parts into one
  • Topology optimisation
  • Lattice/mesh structures
  • The importance of DfAM rules and guidelines
  • Distortion modelling and simulation
  • Consideration for metal, polymer and composite materials
  • The creation of custom products
  • Reducing the need for expensive support material

“AM is an inherently multidisciplinary technology,” stated Ray Huff, Associate Engineer and DfAM instructor at Wohlers Associates. “Just as product development teams must rethink the way a product is designed, company management must also gain an appreciation for the new methods, software tools, and considerations that AM presents. Unlocking the vast potential of AM requires a broad understanding of both the opportunities and challenges.”

Those attending the course will receive a copy of Wohlers Report 2019 at no additional cost. Further information about the course and registration details are available via the event website.



August 28, 2019

About Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine

Metal AM magazine, published quarterly in digital and print formats, is read by a rapidly expanding international audience.

Our audience includes component manufacturers, end-users, materials and equipment suppliers, analysts, researchers and more.

In addition to providing extensive industry news coverage, Metal AM magazine is known for exclusive, in-depth articles and technical reports.

Our focus is the entire metal AM process from design to application.

Each issue is available as an easy-to-navigate digital edition and a high-quality print publication.

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF

Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • BMW Group: Laying the foundations for the application of metal Additive Manufacturing in the automotive industry
  • Predicting the metal Additive Manufacturing market – and breaking the hype cycle
  • China’s thriving metal Additive Manufacturing industry: An outsider’s perspective
  • Enhancing the productivity of Additive Manufacturing facilities through PBF-LB automation
  • Award-winning metal AM parts from the MPIF’s 2024 Design Excellence Awards
  • Performance of eddy currents for the in-situ detection of defects during PBF-LB metal AM

The world of metal AM to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of Metal AM magazine, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Looking for AM machines, metal powders or part manufacturing services?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our comprehensive advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of Metal AM magazine.

  • AM machines
  • Process monitoring & calibration
  • Heat treatment & sintering
  • HIP systems & services
  • Pre- & post-processing technology
  • Powders, powder production and analysis
  • Part manufacturers
  • Consulting, training & market data
View online

Discover our magazine archive…

The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

Browse the archive

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap