Additive Manufacturing as a Secondary Process provides a comprehensive overview of the way in which manufacturers can use additive manufacturing (AM) as a secondary, or indirect, process. AM methods can make a variety of tooling, such as molds and patterns, for use in several different casting, forming, and molding processes. Using AM as a secondary process benefits traditional manufacturing processes by reducing costs associated with lead time, tooling, and labor. An individual must understand the different advantages and disadvantages associated with AM as a secondary process prior to determining whether or not to utilize it.
Knowledge about AM secondary processes and their benefits is important in order to understand the full impact that AM has upon traditional manufacturing.
Managers with new responsibilities or new managers and those ready to move into a management role. (Managers, Supervisors, Operations Managers, Plant Managers, Plant Engineers)
How You Will Benefit
After completing this class, participants will be able to identify the traditional manufacturing areas that benefit from using AM as a secondary process and the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.
Additive Manufacturing as a Secondary Process
AM as a Secondary Process: Advantages and Disadvantages
AM for Investment Casting
AM for Sand Casting
AM for Die Casting
AM for Silicone Molding
AM for Composite Molding
Other Forming and Molding Processes
AM for Other Forming and Molding Processes
Electrical Discharge Machining
AM for Electrical Discharge Machining
AM Jigs and Fixtures
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For Course-Related Questions
Please contact the course administrator: Tim Israel
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