Additive Manufacturing as a Secondary Process

Course Description

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.

Course ID: MFG 2017P
Course Format: Online

Important Course Information

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Available Online Sections

Access Begins Access Ends Registration Deadline Format Cost CRN
Section Details Oct 1, 2017 Jun 19, 2018 Jun 12, 2018 Online $150 17852

Who Should Attend

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.

Content

  • Pre-Assessment
  • Additive Manufacturing as a Secondary Process
  • AM as a Secondary Process: Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Investment Casting
  • AM for Investment Casting
  • Sand Casting
  • AM for Sand Casting
  • Die Casting
  • AM for Die Casting
  • Silicone Molding
  • AM for Silicone Molding
  • Composite 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
  • Post-Assessment

Materials

Required - Student Must Provide

  • Computer with system components
    • Windows Computer
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    • Macintosh Computer
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  • Headphones
  • Printer

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Tim Israel

Technology Requirements

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