April 23-26, 2018 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, TX | Exhibits April 24-26

Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing

Workshops

May 8, 2017 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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INSTRUCTOR: Graham Tromans, GP Tromans Associates

This workshop introduces participants to the world of 3D printing/additive manufacturing technologies. It covers how the most commonly known technologies work, what is currently available and where each of the technologies have been applied in a wide variety of industrial applications. It also covers some of the downstream processes such as metal casting, and how using the technologies have saved both time and money.

Also discussed are the areas of additive manufacturing where the technologies have been used to produce serial production parts direct from the machines. The workshop is intended to enlighten the participants about the world of 3D printing and additive manufacturing and to form the basis for helping them make decisions about the below learning objectives.

Learning objectives:

  • Decide if additive manufacturing technologies are applicable to specific requirements
  • Learn which technology would best suit particular needs
  • Determine approximate budget requirement
  • Understand effect on designing/engineering the prototype and final production parts