Additive Manufacturing Scenario Essentials

Providing understanding of how to set up complete Additive Manufacturing (AM) workflows from manufacturing planning to process simulations

Course Objective

In this course you will learn how to set up complete Additive Manufacturing (AM) workflows from manufacturing planning to process simulations. The focus of the course is on metal powder bed fabrication and simulation. While additive manufacturing is free of the constraints usually encountered with traditional manufacturing techniques, simulation is crucial for predicting part distortions, residual stresses and microstructure evolutions that occur during the layer-by-layer build of the additive part.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Planning the build for metal powder bed fabrication, including nesting, support structure generation and slicer strategies
  • Exporting data in standard or vendor-specific formats
  • Conducting thermal and thermal-stress finite element simulations based on the generated AM process parameter
  • Predicting final deformations in a part
  • Customizing the interface for other manufacturing processes (e.g.: LDED, FFF) and including external tool/scan path data

The course is divided into lectures and workshops. The course's workshops are integral to the training. They are designed to reinforce concepts presented during the lectures. They are intended to provide users with the experience of running and trouble-shooting actual simulation processes.

Who Should Attend

For the R2019x release, this course is intended for the following roles:

  • Additive Manufacturing Researcher
  • Additive Manufacturing Programmer

The following course is a prerequisite for this class:

  • Mechanical Scenario Creation Essentials

Course Overview

The overview provides details of the topics covered in each lecture. Please note that the actual course agenda may vary depending on location.

Schedule and Registration

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