Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) Training

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Precision ADM DfAM Training

We offer Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) training out of our headquarters in Winnipeg, Canada. This two day training course is conducted by our engineering team, and covers a variety of topics related to designing parts and devices specifically to be additively manufactured.

Considerations before 3D printing include support structures, options for part simplification through topology optimization, the potential problems caused by heat stresses as part of the laser sintering process, and many other considerations.

  • Understand the possibilities and limitations of Additive Manufacturing
  • Understand the design workflow
  • Learn how to successfully design, optimize, build, and apply Additive Manufacturing
  • Learn technical and design guidelines
  • Learning the Design Thinking methodology
  • Experience AM process chain with a hands-on approach
  • Using AM design on practical exercises

DfAM Training Course Syllabus

Introduction

Additive Manufacturing Technology: The Advantages, How to Leverage AM, Functional Principles, Standards, What is DfAM? Precision ADM’s 10 Step Process

Process Fundamentals

Build Volume, Influencing Factors, Thermal Processes, Layer Effects, Build Orientation, Shrinkage and Distortion, Surface Finishes, Part Performance, Support Structures

Design Guidelines – Quality

Triangulation, Data Quality, Dimensional Accuracy, Detail Resolution, Walls, Surface, Mechanical Properties

Design Guidelines – Cost

Analysis of break-even points for low volume production, and screening parts for the best manufacturing application

Post Processing Guidelines

Heat Treatment, Wire EDM, Removal of Supports, Media Blasting, Micro-machining Processes, 5-Axis CNC Machining, Other machining processes

Case Studies

Real-world examples of how DfAM principles have been proven effective

Material Properties

Available powder types, material suitability for various applications

Lattice Structures

Tradeoffs, considerations for economic gains, mechanical constraints

EOS AM Process

Methods and benefits of print parameter editing

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PILLARS OF DESIGN FOR AM

1 AM TECHNOLOGY

Understand the potential and limits of AM technology.

  • Key Characteristics and Advantages
  • System & Material Portfolio
  • Process Fundamentals

2 DESIGN GUIDELINES

Understand how to fulfill customer requirements.

  • Quality optimization
  • Cost optimization
  • Features integration
  • Complex structures
  • Customization
  • Part consolidation

3 METHODOLOGY

Understand methods to continuously improve the learning process.

  • Design thinking
  • Test methods
  • Analysis methods
  • Optimisation methods

DfAM CASE STUDY: OPTIMIZED BRACKET

1 ORIGINAL PART

Original Machined Aluminum Mount
Mass: 1.78 kg

2 EXAMINE FOR OPTIMIZATION

Define Loading Conditions & Part Volume Envelopes

3 SOFTWARE SIMULATION

Topology Optimization
Results: Max. stiffness @ 30% of envelope volume. Use as inspiration for design features.

4 PRINTED & MACHINED PART

Final 3D Printed Titanium Mount
Mass: 0.69 kg
61% Weight Reduction

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