This module prepares and enables you to drive digital production through Additive Manufacturing in your organization.
Additive manufacturing (AM) technology is widely acknowledged to be revolutionary. In the short-term, AM will alter the manufacturing and logistics landscape and on a long-term scale, it will have a significant impact towards attaining our common climate goals, by reducing the weight of components and providing novel near-net-shape manufacturing. Technological advances in high-power robust energy sources, improvements in data handling and automation during the last two decades, have resulted in the significant advance of AM technology, transforming it from a method for rapid prototyping into a high-tech production technology for advanced high-quality components.
The aim of the module on Additive Manufacturing (AM) is to establish basic understanding regarding AM as the industrial method for prototyping and manufacture of advanced parts. The module covers basic aspects of additive manufacturing of metallic, polymer and ceramic products with respect to a variety of materials and processing technologies. The module also involves basics of design for AM, materials selection, 3D scanning for quality assurance as well as practical exercises on design for AM.
This module begins with an introductory module where main categories of AM technologies, their basic principles, possibilities and limitations are briefly described. It is followed by a practical module aiming with hands-on exercise on design for AM. Basics of quality assurance and metrology in AM are discussed in this module as well, including an overview of 3D scanning systems for Additive Manufacturing.
The AM module is based on a set of recorded lectures supported by additional videos and self-study materials along with recommended references, quizzes and a practical assignment.
- Engineers with an industrial background
- Management and marketing personnel
- Anyone interested in additive manufacturing
To complete this module, the participant is expected to schedule approximately 20 hours over 5 weeks (20 h in total).
Please note that a minimum of 10 participants is required for the module to start.
After applying to the program, please secure dates in your calendar to be able to join planned webinars and assure time available required for learning.