The AM General Personnel Certificate Course is comprised of 8 modules that cover all the general concepts of the AM process chain. To give flexibility to the attendees, the course is scheduled such that two modules will be covered every week to complete the entire course in one month.
This course will equip attendees with core technical knowledge related to common AM practices and will allow them to earn a General AM Certificate that will serve as the foundation and pre-requisite for earning future specialized role-based AM certificates through the ASTM AM CoE. Attendees will complete a multiple-choice exam upon course completion.
Whether you are just stepping into AM or if you have experience and are looking to advance your knowledge and stay relevant, the General Personnel Certificate Course is for you. The course is recommended for technicians, managers, engineers, and other individuals from government agencies, industry, and academia with any level of AM experience.
AM Process Overview & Terminology
|March 23||9.00 am to 1.00 pm EDT (4 hrs)|
Design & Simulation
|March 24||9.00 am to 1.00 pm EDT (4 hrs)|
|March 30||9.00 am to 1.00 pm EDT (4 hrs)|
Metrology & Post-Processing
|April 1||8.00 am to 1.00 pm EDT (5 hrs)|
|April 6||9.00 am to 1.00 pm EDT (4 hrs)|
|April 8||9.00 am to 11.00 am EDT (2 hrs)|
|April 13||9.00 am to 12.00 pm EDT (3 hrs)|
Qualification & Certification
|Part 1: April 14||9.00 am to 11.00 am EDT (2 hrs)|
|Part 2: April 15||9.00 am to 1.00 pm EDT (4 hrs)|
Additive Manufacturing Backgrounder. Gain a basic understanding of additive manufacturing, including commonly used terms, key processes, key materials, and key industries using the technology
Benefits of Additive Manufacturing. Understand the advantages of AM over traditional manufacturing and how to identify good candidates for AM
Additive Manufacturing Technologies. Learn about the diverse AM technology space broken down by TBGA’s schema of how the layers are made, the energy applied, and the materials implications. This includes technical and commercial capabilities and limitation considerations
Innovation vs. Mitigation. Distinguish between AM design innovation and AM design mitigation techniques
Additive Manufacturing Design. Evaluate disruptive design techniques made possible by AM
Justifying Additive Manufacturing. Develop a business case for AM, including identifying business considerations and key cost drivers
Prototyping Advantages. Learn the benefits of AM for rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and shop aids
Prototyping vs. Production. Distinguish between AM for prototyping and AM for production