with Olaf Diegel and Terry Wohlers

You are invited to attend a course on design for additive manufacturing (DfAM). It is being held in collaboration with Materialise, an industry-leading provider of 3D printing products and services. Topics include the consolidation of many parts into a fewer number of them, topology optimization, lattice/mesh structures, and other methods of DfAM. Participants will gain valuable hands-on experience by designing parts for additive manufacturing and building them on industrial AM equipment.

Benefits of DfAM

The image at the left shows a hydraulic manifold for an Airbus A380 spoiler, which is a wing device that slows or causes an airplane to descend. The version at the far left is a conventionally-machined manifold. The one at the right was redesigned and produced by additive manufacturing, and flew on the A380 in March 2017. The AM version reduced weight by 55%—a significant benefit in aircraft manufacturing.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - Friday, 2 June 2017
Materialise headquarters in Leuven, Belgium
EUR 2,695, which includes three days of instruction and hands-on learning*

When: Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - Friday, 2 June 2017

Where: Materialise headquarters in Leuven, Belgium

Price: EUR 2,695, which includes three days of instruction and hands-on learning*

* Price includes three-day course, lunch, coffee and refreshments, and a tour of the Materialise facility. Please bring a laptop computer. If you have CAD experience, be sure your favorite CAD software is installed and working.

You will...

  • Become familiar with rules and guidelines related to DfAM
  • Design, redesign, and optimize products using CAD and 3D printing software
  • Produce and evaluate 3D-printed parts from your company

Who should attend...

The 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, industrial machinery, automotive, and niche consumer products.

Read what participants from NASA had to say about this DfAM course

"I would definitely recommend this course to colleagues and hope it is made available in the future."

"The most useful was to learn when to use, and not use, additive manufacturing. The software overview on topology optimization and generating lattice/mesh structures was also great."

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