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A guide to additive manufacturing (3D printing) (V)

Gain knowledge of the benefits and applications of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and understand the range of AM processes and their characteristics.

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A guide to additive manufacturing (3D printing) (V)
Members:
£150.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£175.00 Plus vat

Summary

Gain knowledge of the benefits and applications of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and understand the range of AM processes and their characteristics.

Learn about the properties of materials, the manufacturing methods available and even create your own 3D printable design.

During this course, you will gain knowledge of the principles, benefits and applications of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and understand the range of AM processes. Learn about traditional manufacturing methods and be able to recognise the various approaches to design for AM.

The course will also take you through the steps required to design your own 3D printed part using an easy to follow example and finally to watching the design ‘come to life’ on a 3D printer.

Case studies from leading industry innovators will be presented demonstrating the design thinking required to utilise and adapt additive manufacturing in an industrial setting.

Delivery format:

This course will be delivered as two virtual classes (VCs) of 90 minutes each

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in Additive Manufacturing and the 3D industry and how it can benefit their business including hobbyists, product designers, engineers and managers. No prior knowledge of Additive Manufacturing or CAD design is required.

How will I benefit?

  • Gain knowledge of properties of materials and traditional manufacturing methods
  • Learn about the processes and techologies involved in additive manufacturing
  • Discover how to get started designing and printing your own parts
  • Combine these skills to gain a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of the additive manufacturing process and utilise them to improve your own product designs at home and in the workplace
Contributes 3 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Product design process
  • Properties of materials
  • Traditional manufacturing methods
  • Advantages and limitations of Additive Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing processes and technologies
  • Materials for 3D printing
  • Design thinking for additive manufacturing
  • Industry case studies

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A and B

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’

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  • Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew is the Chair for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Scottish Region and director of a successful engineering consultancy. After 20 years working in many engineering industries around the world, redundancy allowed him to reassess what was most important and he decided to start up a small business. Fast-forward five years and he is running a business he loves – following his passion in engineering and being able to help others at the same time.

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  • Duration:
    3 hours
  • Location:
    Online
  • CPD Hours:
    3
  • UK-Spec:
    A, B

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Available dates for A guide to additive manufacturing (3D printing) (V)

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18 Jan 2021 09:30 - 12:30 2x 2 hour VC's: 18,25 January 2021at 09:30 to 11:30 GMT
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04 Oct 2021 09:30 - 12:30 2 x 2 hour VC's : 4, 10 October 2021 9.30 to 11.30 am BST

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