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Additive Manufacturing as a Secondary Process

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Description

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. AM methods can make a variety of tooling, such as 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.

What You Will Learn

  • Investment casting and how AM can be used as a secondary process
  • Sand casting and how AM can be used as a secondary process
  • Die casting and how AM can be used as a secondary process
  • Silicone molding and how AM can be used as a secondary process
  • Composite molding and how AM can be used as a secondary process
  • Electrical discharge machining and how AM can be used as a secondary process

How You Will Benefit

  • Identify the traditional manufacturing areas that benefit from using AM as a secondary process and the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.
  • Distinguish between additive manufacturing as a primary process and a secondary process.
  • Distinguish between sheet metal forming, thermoforming, and paper pulp molding.
  • Describe the benefits provided by using AM methods to build jigs and fixtures.
  • List ways in which AM can be used as a secondary process within sheet metal forming, thermoforming, and paper pulp molding.

Who should attend

This course is designed for managers, supervisors, operations managers, plant managers, and plant engineers with new responsibilities or new managers and those ready to move into a management role.

Experts

Timothy Israel is group manager for Lean Enterprise and Quality Services at the Georgia Institute of Technology Enterprise Innovation Institute. He and his 15-person staff work with companies and organizations to reduce waste and improve manufacturing operations by implementing continuous improve...
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