Wohlers Associates, Inc., Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, will run its three-day course on Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) in Frisco, Colorado, August 8-10, 2018. The course offers designers, engineers and managers the opportunity to learn methods and strategies to maximise the benefits offered by Additive Manufacturing.
Wohlers Associates publishes the annual Wohlers Report, and states that it has identified an understanding of DfAM as one of the key barriers to companies adopting AM. The course, which has previously been run for staff at NASA, Materialise and others, will be led by Wohlers Associates’ Olaf Diegel.
“To stay competitive with AM, it is critical to give DfAM the time and effort it deserves,” stated Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President of Wohlers Associates. “Neglecting the importance of DfAM is a mistake that most organisations will not want to make.”
Topics covered in the training include the consolidation of many parts into one and other methods to reduce material and weight, such as topology optimisation and the use of lattice and mesh structures. It includes best practices and a number of DfAM guidelines, and it is believed that attendees will gain valuable hands-on experience by designing real parts and building them on AM equipment.