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How to Implement Additive Manufacturing into Your Business Model

Stratasys Direct
Stratasys Direct January 09, 2018
January 09, 2018
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How to Implement Additive Manufacturing into Your Business Model

In the decades since its invention, additive manufacturing (AM), aka 3D printing, has proved to have long-term benefits for businesses that incorporated the technology into their business models and operations. More companies are looking to save the time and money 3D printing offers them.

It’s not always easy to make this transition, however, and many businesses need help identifying how to fully leverage the benefits of additive manufacturing. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s Design Services exists to provide guidance for these businesses. They offer truly customized manufacturing solutions for your company by evaluating your operations, identifying opportunities for AM, assessing its impact, and offering training services on how to use this remarkable technology.

April 11-12, 2017 in Valencia, CA, 25 miles north of Los Angeles, Professional Services will host a Design for Additive Manufacturing Workshop where you can learn the details and advantages of different additive manufacturing solutions, engage in-depth about new applications and participate in hands-on demonstrations.

The customized training curriculum is intended to support a range of players, including machine operators, manufacturing or process engineers, product development, design engineers and management. From technology overviews and technology selection to building an internal additive manufacturing center, the Professional Services team will speak to several topics to get your business started with utilizing 3D printing.

Workshop sessions include:

Selecting the Right Technology

New advances in manufacturing technologies may have you asking, what is the best fit for my application? You want the best quality and precision possible, but also want to keep costs down. This presentation delves into the unique benefits and the difference between key manufacturing solutions available today and how to identify which technology is best for your project.

FDM and SLS Technology, Materials and Production Applications

Learn the details about Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology, their materials and which applications they service. FDM and LS offer unique benefits, especially for production parts. Increased knowledge of these processes will help you design for the technologies and determine the best steps for your project.

Design for Additive Manufacturing

Understanding the fundamentals of part design and preparation of files for additive manufacturing will impact the way you design for this cutting-edge technology. Leave the design constraints of traditional tooling behind and unleash the benefits of free-form fabrication with SLS and FDM. Learn how to utilize AM to take advantage of reduced material consumption, weight reduction, and most importantly, increased functionality.

Post Processing Workshop

Get hands-on experience with the methods and tools used to post-process SLS and FDM parts. Attendees will remove support material, hand sand parts to fit, join parts together with a bond, drill and add inserts, taps, and more.

Composite Tooling

Composite tooling with Fused Deposition Modeling reaches a broad range of applications from lay-up tooling to soluble core patterns. With a wide range of materials and methods used to build composite tooling today, including expensive metal tooling and FRP tooling, FDM simplifies the fabrication of composite parts while providing unparalleled design freedom.

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