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Additive Manufacturing Training Bootcamp

Additive manufacturing is an emerging technology that organizations can use to slash costs and timelines, which benefits customers.

Additive manufacturing is the process of creating an object by building it one layer at a time. It is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing, in which an object is created by cutting away at a solid block of material until the final product is complete.

Technically, additive manufacturing can refer to any process where a product is created by building something up, such as molding, but it typically refers to 3-D printing.

The actual process of additive manufacturing can be done in a number of ways, all of which can take several hours to several days, depending on the object’s size.

The benefits of additive manufacturing are considerable. With traditional manufacturing, the entire supply chain can take months and require an investment — sometimes millions or billions of dollars — that can only be recouped by high-volume production. With additive manufacturing, much of the supply chain’s intermediate steps are removed.

Manufacturing something additively also makes it possible to create objects with functionally-graded materials — meaning they can have different materials on the inside and outside. For instance, you want something that has high conductivity, but also is abrasion resistant. Creating something like that is quite difficult to do with conventional manufacturing.

But perhaps the greatest benefit of using additive manufacturing is the ability to create complex geometries and producing small lot sizes. With additive manufacturing, you produce — layer by layer — pretty much any geometry you want to create. You can create 3-D entities that are much more complex and have different material properties.

Also phototyping costs much less using additive manufacturing technology. Rapid phototyping is now even easier on your time and monetary budgets. The cost for a CNC milling setup is expensive and its subtractive process piles up material costs. The expense of an AM prototype is comparatively cheaper.

The savings add up as businesses test iterations using additive manufacturing. As you make the necessary design adjustments and print a new part, there’s near-instant proof that your updated design meets the requirements.

Additive Manufacturing Training Bootcamp by Tonex

Tonex’s Additive Manufacturing training bootcamp helps facilitate the safe and successful implementation of additive manufacturing (AM) for  engineers, designers, product managers, project managers, technicians and other professionals. Our multi-tier bootcamp curriculum guides participants through foundational industry knowledge to in-depth, hands-on experiential learning.

Participants will learn about 3D Printing, special features, processes, software, material, and postprocessing techniques.

Our instructor-led and online training bootcamp  will help to facilitate the safe and successful implementation of AM. The bootcamp training style is structured to provide the attendees with a great level of flexibility and value.

Course Agenda

The Foundations

  • Additive Manufacturing (AM) economics
  • Additive Manufacturing processes
  • 3D printing industry and related technologies
  • Foundations of 3D Printing features software, material, printers and postprocessing techniques.
  • Design for Additive
  • Tools to develop, implement and optimize designs for different strategies in additive manufacturing
  • Managing Quality and Safety

Powder Bed Fusion

  • Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS)
  • Selective laser sintering (SLS)
  • Selective heat sintering (SHS)
  • Electron beam melting (EBM)
  • Direct metal laser melting (DMLM)
  • Binder Jetting

Material Extrusion

  • Material extrusion in additive manufacturing processes
  • Spooled polymers
  • Using adhesion between layers
  • Precise temperature control or the use of chemical bonding agents

Directed Energy Deposition

  • The process of directed energy deposition (DED)
  • Material extrusion
  • wider variety of materials
  • Using polymers, ceramics, and metals.
  • Electron beam gun or laser mounted on a four- or five-axis arm
  • Wire or filament feedstock or powder

Sheet Lamination

  • Laminated object manufacturing (LOM)
  • ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM)
  • Alternate layers of paper and adhesive
  • Thin metal sheets conjoined through ultrasonic welding
  • Low-temperature, low-energy process used with various metals, including titanium, stainless steel and aluminum

Other Methods

  • Material Jetting
  • Vat Polymerization
  • Microfine resin layer using ultraviolet (UV) light directed by mirrors.

Additive Manufacturing Technologies

  • Sintering
  • Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
  • Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) and Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
  • Stereolithography (SLA)

Additive Manufacturing Materials

  • Thermoplastics
  • Metals
  • Ceramics
  • Biochemicals

Additive Manufacturing Assurance

  • Safety
  • Reliability
  • Quality Assurance

 

Additive Manufacturing Training Bootcamp

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