3D Printing in Metal: An Overview of Additive Manufacturing with Metals

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March 27- April 10, 2018
Live online sessions on Tuesdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm Eastern Time

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Course Description

During this three-week online course that mixes live instructor-led sessions with assignments and personalized help from a course facilitator, you will learn the key principles of metal additive manufacturing. The course will cover the process of 3D printing in metal from design through execution, highlighting key concepts, demoing tools, and modeling techniques along the way. You’ll learn about rapid prototyping and end-use production in metal, its benefits and uses, and the latest information on this up-and-coming technology that is set to transform the manufacturing industry. By the end of the course, you will have gained a deep understanding of additive manufacturing in metal – both the technology and its many uses, and will walk away with insight into how you might apply 3D printing in metal to your upcoming ventures.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the basic principles of metal additive manufacturing, its benefits, key uses, and applications.
  • Learn about multiple methodologies for approaching 3D printing in metal, in both industrial and non-industrial contexts.
  • Know the materials (metals and alloys) and processes involved in metal AM, and understand when to employ which, based on capability, mechanical properties, and cost.
  • Learn about design considerations and specifications for 3D printing in metal.
  • Hear examples of rapid prototyping and end-use production for 3D printing in metal.

All sessions are recorded and archived so you can watch any time.

No travel required!

Project-based work with 1-on-1 feedback from an instructor in our online workshop discussion forums.

Course Schedule

Week 1

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Session 1
11:00am – 12:00pm EST
Session 2
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Speaker: Tim Ruffner
Commercial Sales Channel Manager
Mid-West Region
Desktop Metal

Session 1 – Introduction to Metal Additive Manufacturing

Metal Additive Manufacturing is poised to transform the manufacturing industry by making it easier than ever to produce metal parts and pieces. In this opening session of the course, you’ll be taken through an overview of the process from start to finish, including its benefits, uses, and diverse applications.

Speaker: Arif Sirinterlikc, Ph.D., CMfgE,
University Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Director of Engineering Laboratories, Department of Engineering Head
Robert Morris University

Session 2 – Metal Additive Manufacturing for Industry and Art

If you think Metal AM is only relevant in an industrial context – think again. In this insightful session with Dr. Arif Sirinterlikci, you’ll learn about numerous applications of 3D printing in metal, both industrial and non-industrial. Dr. Sirinterlikci will discuss his work with GE additive manufacturing, his work replicating historical artifacts and using RTV molding, as well as his experiences conducting industrial and artist workshops with beginners in the field, and more. You’ll learn about multiple methodologies and approaches to 3D printing in metal, as well as all that is required to execute a design idea.


Week 2

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Session 1
11:00am – 12:00pm EST
Session 2
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Speaker: Dr. Gary Halada
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
Stony Brook University

Session 1 – Design Considerations for Metal Additive Manufacturing

In this session, Dr. Gary Halada, Dept. of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at Stony Brook University will discuss key considerations for printing in metal. He’ll cover current technologies and materials, processing factors that impact resolution, potential flaws and porosity, and methods to achieve desired surface finish, durability and reliability in service environments.

Speaker: Prakash Kolli, Ph.D., P.E.,
CEO and Founder
Blue Point Materials Research, LLC

Session 2 – Methods and Materials Considerations for Metal AM

Not all methods of metal printing are created equal. The method you choose will have an impact on capability, mechanical properties, and cost. This session will cover all you need to know to make the right choice for your project. You’ll also learn about your options when it comes to available metals and alloys, and the benefits and tradeoffs between conventaion and AM metal processing.


Week 3

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Session 1
11:00am – 12:00pm EST
Session 2
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Speaker: Scott Volk
Director of Additive Technologies & Innovation
Incodema3D, LLC

Session 1 – Rapid Prototyping and End-Use Production in Metal AM

This session will cover the ways in which Metal Additive Manufacturing is a powerful tool for rapid prototyping as well as end-use production. Its increased geometric complexity and increased customization capability allows for the creation of highly nuanced designs with extremely efficient and cost-effective production. This session will include examples of rapid prototyping and end-use production for 3D printing in metal and share how it can be done in a fraction of the time and with a fraction of the budget of conventional manufacturing processes.

Speaker: Brad Woods
Co-Founder and Inventor
The Virtual Foundry

Session 2 – Applications of Metal Additive Manufacturing: Closing Case Study

This session will cover the production and manufacture of 3D printed parts, including where to find access to the technology you need, information on bootstrapping your production, optimizing your production process and costs, and what resources are available for getting involved in 3D printing in metal. You’ll hear from an expert in the field about the ways they’ve incorporated metal additive manufacturing into their startup, and lessons learned along the way.


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Prior Online Course Testimonials

Great course! I love how many different minds approach the many possible applications of 3D printing, and this course surely showed me how vast this technology can get. I certainly got a lot of ideas from this course.
Jan Philippe Carino, Owner, Transmedia

The Beginner Design for 3D Printing course provided me the perfect training to build a foundation in 3D printing. It gave a good array of various softwares, applications, and information on what printer or program is best for the intended end-use. I highly recommend this course for someone wanting to take their first step or solidify their base knowledge in 3D printing.
Participant, Beginner Design for 3D Printing

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