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Using additive manufacturing to shape the future

Find out how easy it can be to get started with Additive Manufacturing (3D printing); both at home and in the workplace.

1 hour

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Find out how easy it can be to get started with Additive Manufacturing (3D printing); both at home and in the workplace.

Throughout the webinar, you will learn how to design and print your own basic model and how AM can be used alongside the traditional manufacturing methods in industry. You will gain knowledge of the principles, benefits and applications of additive manufacturing (AM) processes and be able to recognise the various approaches to design for AM. 

A case study from a leading industry innovator will also be presented demonstrating the design thinking required to utilise and adapt additive manufacturing in an industrial setting.

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Who should attend?

Hobbyists, product designers, engineers, manufacturers and anyone interested in learning how to use 3D printing at home and in your business.

How will I benefit?

• Learn about the process involved in additive manufacturing 
• Gain knowledge of properties of materials, the traditional manufacturing methods and how AM can be integrated into these process
• 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
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Key topics

  • The product design process
  • Properties of materials and traditional manufacturing methods
  • The additive manufacturing design process
  • Advantages and limitations of additive manufacturing
  • Understanding the technologies, processes and materials for additive manufacturing
  • Design thinking for additive manufacturing
  • Industry case study

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Using additive manufacturing to shape the future.

  • Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew is the Chair for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Scottish Region and director of a successful engineering and training consultancy. With more than 25 years experience in a variety of countries worldwide, he has worked in a range of industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, refining, offshore oil and gas and renewable energy.

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