Selecting AM Materials and Processes provides students a working knowledge of AM process and material characteristics and how to combine AM technologies with traditional manufacturing techniques for part production. This course will highlight the key material and process parameters for each AM technology, discuss material and system testing requirements, and detail how to use AM with traditional manufacturing technologies such as injection molding, machining and casting. Students will learn how to optimize material and process selection for part production, including evaluating a material against the machine parameters and the impacts of different post processing approaches.
- Understand the key materials for each AM production technology
- Understand the key process parameters for each AM production technology
- Understand how to evaluate the key differentiating factors when selecting AM materials and processes for production parts
- Understand how organizations are integrating AM technologies with traditional manufacturing technologies for part production