Additive Manufacturing as a Secondary Process

"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 such as making a variety of tooling - 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 Objectives:

  • Distinguish between additive manufacturing as a primary process and a secondary process
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages associated with using AM as a secondary process
  • Describe investment casting
  • Describe ways in which AM can be used as a secondary process for investment casting
  • Describe sand casting
  • Describe ways in which AM can be used as a secondary process for sand casting
  • Describe die casting
  • Describe ways in which AM can be used as a secondary process for die casting
  • Describe silicone molding
  • Describe ways in which AM can be used as a secondary process for silicone molding
  • Describe composite molding
  • Describe ways in which AM can be used as a secondary process for composite molding
  • Distinguish between sheet metal forming, thermoforming, and paper pulp molding
  • Describe ways in which AM can be used as a secondary process within sheet metal forming, thermoforming, and paper pulp molding
  • Describe electrical discharge machining
  • Describe the way in which AM can be used as a secondary process for electrical discharge machining
  • Describe the benefits provided by using AM methods to build jigs and fixtures.


Recommended Background

  • Recommended for leaders and supervisors aiming to move the company towards a hybrid manufacturing environment with conventional and new additive manufacturing methods.
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Course ID

TU136

Skill Focus

Smart Technology

Instructor(s)

ToolingU

Employee Type

Leadership, Change Leaders

Method of Delivery

Digital

Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs

Cost

Negotiable


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