Discovering Additive Manufacturing

Discovering Additive Manufacturing

Those completely new to metal AM can learn from one of the industry’s leading experts. From basic introduction to full in-depth overview of the entire metal AM process.

If you’re considering increasing your current manufacturing capabilities take the ASSESS & CALIBRATE process to understand how ready is your business for AM.

LEARN ABOUT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Additive Manufacturing in a Nutshell

Spend either a half, or full, day learning all about the basics of additive manufacturing technologies, materials and successful applications. By the end of this session you’ll be able to confidently identify the different types of metal AM technology in use today. You’ll be in the best position to understand how AM could relate to your business. After the full day course, you will also have a feel for how to make design modifications to existing parts, or what will be necessary to start from scratch and design a completely new part.

Discover the difference between metal powder and and metal wire based AM processes, and learn the basics of the materials properties of 3D printed metal parts.

If you feel that it’s time to getting a better understanding of the full capabilities then there’s no better place to start than by booking a session, all within the familiar settings of your own company, and at one economical price (up to a maximum of 10 people).

Or call 0333 772 3505 today to discuss your requirements.

Additive Manufacturing in a nutshell

ASSESS & CALIBRATE FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

This process is provided for the senior leadership team of a company so they can be best informed of their options when considering adopting Additive Manufacturing into existing manufacturing processes. Taken from years of experience working with all sizes of companies, from start-ups to Tier 1 suppliers, and multi-nationals, you’ll be working with a verified expert in the field of Additive Manufacturing.

You can read more about the naming conventions used in AM here.

Assess –  a tailored process that reviews your current product lines and associated production operations to establish if there are any clear and obvious candidates for AM. Using your actual production parts we will evaluate form, fit and function against current AM design requirements. We will go on to identify potential changes and improvements that would be suited to a relevant AM technology. This first part of the service includes a general introduction to all current AM technologies, processes, materials and the most successful applications.

Calibrate – no matter where your business is in its current journey with AM, the next part of the process will help to calibrate your current understanding of AM to your current business requirements. This should help you to identify the most appropriate opportunities and next steps in the journey to full adoption.

You’ll be guided through the process of developing the business case for utilising AM within your organisation. This may be through investing in AM technology or engaging with external service providers. You may decide to carry out further research and development activities before moving to the next stage of adoption.

By the end of this process of Discovery, you will have a much more informed view of the capabilities of AM, and with this knowledge you’ll be able to plan for growth, target new opportunities, or overcome any existing obstacles to the adoption of metal AM technologies.

OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROCESS 

  • Understand which AM technologies are available 
  • Identify the current fit of AM with your business 
  • Learn about the essential design requirements 
  • Understand how to assess AM processes, materials and applications 
  • Identify opportunities for alternative production solutions using AM 
  • Ready your business to take the next steps with AM

Initial Meeting
🔩Understanding your business, the drivers, and the motivations for considering AM
🔩Understanding existing knowledge level and design know-how
🔩Ideas for the onsite ‘show-and-tell’
🔩Planning the workshop – who should attend

On site workshop
🔩Introduction to AM technology
🔩Getting to know your business leadership
🔩Review of business activities – walk the floor
🔩‘Show-and-tell’ review of candidate parts for AM
🔩Develop a list of potential use cases


Assessment
🔩Review workshop findings to identify potential areas for introducing AM
🔩Identify suitable solutions/routes into the associated areas, including ball-park costs
🔩Assess the potential for growth, cost savings and improved sustainability

Plan for Adoption
🔩Report of the assessment findings
🔩Points of entry and barriers to the adoption of AM
🔩Identifying the most practical options for evaluating AM
🔩Recommended next step for the adoption of AM
🔩Taking the next steps

Or call 0333 772 3505 today to discuss your requirements.