Additive Manufacturing Technologies

Dates: To be verified

Duration: It is a 1 hour live lecture per week over 6 weeks plus a 1 day workshop at IMR, Mullingar in late January- the exact date will be confirmed. Anyone that’s enrolled and misses the live lectures can view the recordings at any stage.

Location: Online and 1 day workshop takes place at IMR Mullingar

Accreditation: Certificate of Attendance

Full Fee: €270

Programme overview

  • A blended programme delivered as follows:  6 x 1 hour online live lectures starting Wednesday 11th December 2019 @6pm online
  • plus a 1 day workshop at IMR Mullingar at the end of Jan/ Early Feb 2020 (exact date to be confirmed) to showcase additive manufacturing technologies with an emphasis on polymers.

Schedule for Online Lectures

Week 1: Online Lecture Wednesday 11th December 2019 @6pm
Week 2: Online Lecture Wednesday 18th December 2019 @6pm
Week 3: Online Lecture Wednesday 8th January 2020 @6pm
Week 4: Online Lecture Wednesday 15th January 2020 @6pm
Week 5: Online Lecture Wednesday 22nd January 2020 @6pm
Week 6: Online Lecture Wednesday 29th January 2020 @6pm

Programme Content

  • Short history and overview of Additive Manufacturing (AM)
  • Understanding AM – its benefits and limitations in range of materials – mainly polymers but also metals including the Arburg Freeformer
  • Which of the AM techniques is most appropriate for specific applications
  • Assess the value of an AM part based on its production cost and performance.
  • Post processing and handling operations necessary- machining, curing etc
  • Evaluate the business case for a product to be made using AM versus the traditional approach, either in part or in full.
  • Basic Design for AM
  • Develop an understanding of the AM process going forward in the future workplace.
  • AM standards

Learning outcomes
The aim of this programme is to give a good understanding of Additive Manufacturing to participants and to allow them to gauge its potential benefits for their own organisations.

Who is the course for

It is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their understand of Additive Manufacturing Technologies

Modules

 

  • Short history and overview of Additive Manufacturing (AM)

 

  • Understanding AM – its benefits and limitations in range of materials – mainly polymers but also metals including the Arburg Freeformer

 

  • Which of the AM techniques is most appropriate for specific applications

 

  • Assess the value of an AM part based on its production cost and performance.

 

  • Post processing and handling operations necessary- machining, curing etc

 

  • Evaluate the business case for a product to be made using AM versus the traditional approach, either in part or in full.

 

  • Basic Design for AM

 

  • Develop an understanding of the AM process going forward in the future workplace.

 

  • AM standards

Trainer Profile

This programme will be delivered by Colin Meade (Additive Manufacturing Researcher – IMR) and Sean McConnell  (Senior Industrial Researcher IMR).

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