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Wohlers Associates to Host Design for Additive Manufacturing Course in the Mountains of Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, June 12, 2018—Wohlers Associates, Inc. is bringing its internationally acclaimed course on design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) to the scenic town of Frisco, Colorado. Elevation: 2,773 meters (9,097 feet). The August 8-10, 2018 course offers designers, engineers, and managers an opportunity to learn methods and strategies that maximize the benefits of AM.

Wohlers Associates, publisher of the popular Wohlers Report, has identified DfAM as one of the key barriers to companies adopting AM, more commonly known as 3D printing. Wohlers Associates' instructor and world-renowned DfAM expert Olaf Diegel will lead the course. The company has conducted this highly-rated course for NASA, Materialise, and others.

"To stay competitive with AM, it is critical to give DfAM the time and effort it deserves," said Terry Wohlers, principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates. "Neglecting the importance of DfAM is a mistake that most organizations will not want to make." To actively fill the DfAM education and training gap, Wohlers Associates has compiled years of experience and lessons into this popular three-day course.

Topics covered in the training include the consolidation of many parts into one and methods to reduce material and weight, such as topology optimization and lattice/mesh structures. It includes best practices and a wealth of DfAM guidelines. Participants will gain valuable hands-on experience by designing real parts and building them on AM equipment. They will enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains while learning DfAM from the most experienced and respected leaders in the AM industry. Small, quaint, but bustling with activity, Frisco is the ideal location to Design at Elevation with Wohlers Associates. Details are available at

About Wohlers Associates, Inc.
The company offers an unparalleled window into additive manufacturing and 3D printing. The independent consulting firm of 31 years provides technical, market, and strategic advice on the new developments and trends in rapid product development and AM. Wohlers Associates counts 260 organizations in 26 countries among its clients. Separately, the company has provided advice to more than 180 investors.