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. Our past courses in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, South Africa, and the U.S. have received an overall average score of 4.7 from the participants, with five being the best.


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

Course Information

When: 11-13 September 2019
Where: Frisco, Colorado, 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, and a 3D-printed gift. Limited to the first 30 registrations. The last one in Frisco sold out quickly, so register now.

Course Information

When: 11-13 September 2019
Where: Frisco, Colorado, 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, and a 3D-printed gift. Limited to the first 30 registrations. The last one in Frisco sold out quickly, so register now.


You will...

  • Become familiar with DfAM guidelines and best practices
  • Design, redesign, and optimize products
  • Use your favorite design software (if you are a CAD user)
  • Gain experience with best-in-class DfAM software such as Inspire from solidThinking and the lattice-structure capabilities in Magics from Materialise

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, power/energy, industrial machinery, automotive, and consumer products.

Read what NASA participants had to say about this 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 on topology optimization and generating lattice/mesh structures was great."

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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: $75 one-way, $60 for second passenger, $45 for third. You can also fly into Eagle Regional Airport (EGE), which is one-hour from Frisco.

After arriving, 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!



Photo courtesy of Town of Frisco