Design for Additive Manufacturing Course

Design for Additive Manufacturing Course

You are invited to attend a special three-day course on design for additive manufacturing (DfAM). Topics covered include consolidating many parts into one, topology optimization, and lattice/mesh structures. The course includes considerations for metal, polymer, and composite materials, the creation of custom parts, and reducing the need for expensive support material. Presentations and hands-on exercises cover these and many other topics. Read More

Click here for the three-day course outline. We have received top scores from the many courses offered in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, South Africa, and the U.S.


Benefits of DfAM

The images show a hydraulic manifold for Atlas Copco mining equipment. The version on the left is conventionally machined with 12 nozzles that must be installed. The one at the right was redesigned for and produced by AM. It reduced weight by 91% and consolidated 13 parts into one, resulting in lower assembly cost, less weight and scrap, and the elimination of potential leakage points. Learn how to design these and many other types of parts in this special DfAM course. Register now!

Instructors

Olaf Diegel

Lead instructor and world-renowned DfAM expert

Terry Wohlers

Principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates

Ray Huff

Associate engineer and instructor at Wohlers Associates

Instructors

Olaf Diegel

Lead instructor and world-renowned DfAM expert

Terry Wohlers

Principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates

Ray Huff

Associate engineer and instructor at Wohlers Associates


A DfAM expert panel session will be held on the third day of the course.

Course Information

When: 11-13 September 2019
Where: Conference Room at Cross Creek Condos, 223 Creekside Drive, Frisco, Colorado 80443 USA
Registration fee: $2,995. Second person from same company: $2,795. Third and subsequent: $2,595.

Includes special hand-outs, DfAM guidelines, Wohlers Report 2019, lunches, refreshments, evening reception, a 3D-printed gift, and a certificate of completion. Limited to the first 30 registrations. The last one in Frisco sold out, so register now.

Course Information

When: 11-13 September 2019
Where: Conference Room at Cross Creek Condos, 223 Creekside Drive, Frisco, Colorado 80443 USA
Registration fee: $2,995. Second person from same company: $2,795. Third and subsequent: $2,595.

Includes special hand-outs, DfAM guidelines, Wohlers Report 2019, lunches, refreshments, evening reception, a 3D-printed gift, and a certificate of completion. Limited to the first 30 registrations. The last one in Frisco sold out, so register now.


At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe when, why, and how to use AM to add value to your products
  • Apply CAD data to part production workflows for AM
  • Discuss the economics of AM and the design factors that can influence part cost
  • Identify what causes residual stress in a part and how to counteract it through good design
  • Simulate the AM build process to locate and correct areas of potential failure
  • Design for AM using guidelines for metal and polymer powder bed fusion, material extrusion, binder jetting, and vat photopolymerization
  • Reduce material and weight using support material and topology optimization and lattice-structure software
  • Consolidate many parts into one to reduce part numbers, manufacturing processes, inventory, labor, certification paperwork, post-processing, and maintenance
  • Use AM to produce more efficient or less expensive tooling
  • Peer into to the future of AM applications, systems, and trends

Who should attend...

  • This DfAM course is targeted at designers, engineers, and managers wanting to learn how to design parts that fully benefit from additive manufacturing. It is ideal for those involved in aerospace, medical, motor sports, power/energy, industrial machinery, automotive, and consumer products.

  • CAD users will gain valuable hands-on experience, although CAD skills are not required to learn a great deal in the course.


At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

Who should attend...


What participants had to say about this course

"I really enjoyed the practical aspects of the course, doing the design exercises, and working in Magics. I like the discussion of next-gen design topics like latticing and topology optimization. Thank you for offering the course!" —Stryker

"The course included a lot of very useful information that we could use to help improve our processes. Learning about how metal printers work will be especially useful for when we get ours. You guys were great." —L3Harris

"The most useful was to learn when to use, and not use, additive manufacturing. The software on topology optimization and generating lattice/mesh structures was great." —NASA Marshall Space Flight Center



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Travel

Denver International Airport (DEN): Rent a car, take an Uber or Lyft car, or consider a private service. Estimated travel time: 1.5 hours. Or, hop on a shuttle from the airport to Frisco:

Consider private driver Cathy Wright, ph. 970-481-8511: $80 one-way for one passenger; $120 one-way for up to three passengers.

You can also fly into Eagle Regional Airport (EGE), which is one-hour from Frisco.

After arriving into Frisco, you do not need a car.

Lodging

Many restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, etc. are within a two-minute walk from the following three hotels (and a 10-minute walk to the DfAM course). A free shuttle bus to the course and other locations is also available.

About Frisco and surrounding Rocky Mountains

Frisco has been repeatedly voted as the most popular Rocky Mountain destination without a ski resort. Small, quaint, but bustling with activity, Frisco is the ideal location to Design at Elevation with Wohlers Associates. The following are some local activities. Bring your family, stay the weekend, and experience all that the Rocky Mountains have to offer.

Email Ray Huff with questions or call 970-225-0086. Register now!



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