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

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.



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