Improve the efficiency of your business by understanding what additive manufacturing can do and how it can optimise your supply chain and manufacturing processes.
Learn about the seven key additive manufacturing processes such as stereolithography, material extrusion, materials jetting and powder bed fusion. Explore how the design and manufacturing choices you make can have an effect on the business including supply chain and product design.
Between the 2 sessions, you will be given an exercise to optimise a part design, before being shown how additive manufacturing can optimise the part even further.
Using everything you have learnt throughout the course, identify the key steps to evaluate the business model and develop a business case to integrate additive manufacturing into your business.
Disclaimer for customers: *Please note that the session distribution above may vary depending on learning needs and number of delegates of each cohort.
Where is manufacturing now?
Understanding Additive manufacturing
Supply chain evolution
Part design and optimisation
Making a business case
This course is suitable for anyone who is:
Responsible for reducing supply chain costs
Designing parts and assemblies and wants to minimise material and cost
Needing to improve the efficiency of their manufacturing processes
Building a business case for using additive manufacturing in their workplace
Wants to understand the most efficient techniques for manufacturing
No prior knowledge of Additive Manufacturing or CAD design is required.
How will I benefit?
After the course you will be able to:
Gain knowledge of the key additive manufacturing processes
Understand how your choices impact the supply chain
Be able to identify key areas for part design optimisation
Develop a business model and business case to use AM in your organisation