Comprehensive training covering the entire AM process chain from industry leaders
AM General Personnel Certificate Course

Dates: March 23 - April 15 2021

Course Information

About Course

About Course

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.

Who Should Attend ?

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.

Course Schedule
AM Process Overview & Terminology
March 239.00 am to 1.00 pm EDT (4 hrs)
Design & Simulation
March 249.00 am to 1.00 pm EDT (4 hrs)
Feedstock
March 309.00 am to 1.00 pm EDT (4 hrs)
Metrology & Post-Processing
April 18.00 am to 1.00 pm EDT (5 hrs)
Mechanical Testing
April 69.00 am to 1.00 pm EDT (4 hrs)
AM Safety
April 89.00 am to 11.00 am EDT (2 hrs)
Non-Destructive Inspection
April 139.00 am to 12.00 pm EDT (3 hrs)
Qualification & Certification
Part 1: April 149.00 am to 11.00 am EDT (2 hrs)
Part 2: April 159.00 am to 1.00 pm EDT (4 hrs)
Instructors
Dave Bourell

David L. Bourell

David L. Bourell is the Temple Foundation Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is currently Director of the Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication. Dr. Bourell’s areas of research include particulate processing with emphasis on sintering kinetics and densification, and materials issues associated with Laser Sintering (LS).
Matthew Di Prima

Matthew Di Prima

Matthew Di Prima is a Research Materials Scientist at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) in the US Food and Drug Administration. Along with his research duties, he is the co-Chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Working Group which is spearheading efforts across the Agency to address how advanced manufacturing technologies affects medical regulate medical products and is the Chair of the CDRH Additive Manufacturing Working Group which leading efforts across the Center on how additive manufacturing affects medical device performance.

Michael Gorelik

Michael Gorelik is the Chief Scientist for Fatigue and Damage Tolerance for the Federal Aviation Administration. Dr. Gorelik has over 25 years of experience in the areas of fracture mechanics, fatigue, damage tolerance, probabilistic methods, material characterization and Additive Manufacturing. At the FAA, Dr. Gorelik supports various certification programs, development of advisory materials and rulemaking activities across the directorates and certification offices, evaluation of new industry technologies, research and training. His current industry engagements include serving as America Makes Governance Board member, chair of the ASME IGTI Structures and Dynamics Committee, co-chair of the MMPDS Emerging Technologies Task Group (ETTG), member of the ASTM AM CoE R&D team, and vice-chair of the ASTM F42.07.01 Aviation Applications sub-committee.
Chris Holshouser

Chris Holshouser

Chris Holshouser is a Technical Director of Advanced Manufacturing Development for the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University. Mr. Holshouser has been supporting the Additive Industry for the last ten years by working with certification type holders and certifying bodies in order develop a methodology for qualifying additive parts. He has extensive technical experience in the development of a wide array of AM applications, new product development and integration spanning multiple materials, processes, and technologies.
David Hwang

David Hwang

David Hwang is a Biomedical Engineer in the US Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Health Technology 6 (OHT6): Orthopedic Devices, housed in the Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH). Dr. Hwang has a bachelors and doctorate in Bioengineering from the University of Maryland. He is a reviewer in the Division of Spinal Devices (DHT6B), with primary responsibilities being the premarket review of spinal devices. He is also heavily involved with the Additive Manufacturing Working Group which is leading efforts across the Agency to evaluate medical devices and other regulated medical products with this rapidly growing technology.
Alex Kitt

Alex Kitt

Alex Kitt is the Director of Data Science at EWI. He received a PhD in physics from Boston University, where he demonstrated proof of concept for graphene-based threshold pressure sensors for remote oil well application. Alex’s work has included metal additive manufacturing, X-ray CT and optical metrology, augmented reality, and graphene. Alex was a member of the Buffalo Manufacturing Works start up team, created the EWI metrology and inspection team, and initiated EWI’s involvement in the ASTM AM CoE. Alex continues to be involved with ASTM F42 as the sub-committee chair for ASTM F42.08 on AM data.

Richard Leach

Richard Leach is the Professor in Metrology at the University of Nottingham and heads up the Manufacturing Metrology Team. His research themes include the measurement of surface topography, development of methods for measuring 3D structures, development of methods for controlling large surfaces to high resolution in industrial applications and traceability of X-ray computed tomography. He is a leader of several professional societies and a visiting professor at Loughborough University and the Harbin Institute of Technology.

Louis-Philippe Lefebvre

Louis-Philippe Lefebvre is a Research Officer at the National Research Council Canada (NRC). He joined NRC in 1994 and he has been the Team Leader of the Powder Forming team since 2014. He obtained a degree in physical engineering from Laval University in 1992 and a Master degree in Materials Science from Montreal Polytechnique. For the last 25 years, he was involved in the characterization and development of powders and fabrication processes. He has been a member of ASTM since 2018 and is expert for ASTM F42/ISO TC 261 in Join Group 63, 66 and 71.

Frank Medina

Frank Medina is the Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Medina is a world-renowned expert in the area of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and electron beam powder bed fusion technology. Throughout his career, his research interests have centered around additive manufacturing, with a heavy emphasis on the acceleration and advancement of the manufacturing readiness of metal AM technology.
Eurjin Pei

Eujin Pei

Eujin Pei is the Director for Postgraduate Research and Director for Product Design Engineering at Brunel University London in the United Kingdom. Dr. Pei’s research focuses on Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) and 4D Printing. He is also the Convenor for the International Organization for Standardization ISO/TC261/WG4 for Additive Manufacturing Data and Design

Phillip Pontikos

Phillip Pontikos is the Medical Device National Expert working for the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) of the Food and Drug Administration. Mr. Pontikos joined FDA in 1994 as an Investigator in the Brunswick, Ohio Resident Post of Cincinnati District. Mr. Pontikos is responsible for conducting medical device inspections domestically and abroad. Mr. Pontikos is a Level II Certified Medical Device Investigator and Medical Device Performance Auditor, and has served as a mentor and acting supervisor within FDA.
Daniel Porter

Daniel Porter

Daniel Porter currently is a Regulatory Scientist and Mechanical Engineer at the U.S. FDA’s Division of Applied Mechanics. Dr. Porter received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UofL where he studied vibrational energy harvesting, MEMS technology, and AM. He completed his postdoctoral position at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. At FDA, he is researching the properties of additively manufactured (AM) lattice structures and AM facemask sealing efficacy. Dr. Porter also has experience as a Lead Reviewer in the Office of Orthopedic Devices (OHT6) within the Center of Devices and Radiological Health at the U.S. FDA.
Francois Richard

Francois Richard

Francois Richard is the Senior Operations Manager at Pratt & Whitney Canada, where he contributes to the introduction of AM in the design of engine parts. He graduated from Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique in Metallurgical Engineering and holds an MBA from HEC Montreal. For over 30 years, he has worked in various areas of the company, including operations, procurement, engineering, and sustainable development. Since 2013, he has been the Convenor of ISO TC 260 Workshop Group 06 and ASTM F42.06 Committees on EH&S for Additive Manufacturing.
David Rosen

David W. Rosen

David W. Rosen is the Professor of CAE and Design at Georgia Tech George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Rosen’s areas of research include Computer-Aided Engineering and Design, Manufacturing, and Mechanics of Materials; Virtual and rapid prototyping and intelligent CAD/CAM/CAE.
Don Roth

Don Roth

Don Roth is currently a technical consultant in the X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) and Digital Radiography inspection areas. Dr. Roth has a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Case Western Reserve University. He has over 37 years of experience in NDE as an internationally-recognized scientist and engineer. Dr. Roth spent 31 years at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH, mostly as the NDE Sciences Team Lead.
Nima Shamsaei

Nima Shamsaei

Nima Shamsaei is the Philpott-WestPoint Stevens Distinguished Associate Professor for Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and Director of the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence.
Anne Talley

Anne Talley

Anne Talley a Scientific Reviewer and Chemical Engineer in the Office of Product Evaluation and Quality (OPEQ) in the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH). Dr. Talley has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Tech and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Anne has served as a reviewer in the Office of Orthopedic Devices (OHT6) within the product areas of fracture fixation devices, joint arthroplasty devices, and spinal devices and she specializes in the review of additively manufactured and patient-matched devices
Tony Thornton

Tony Thornton

Tony Thornton is the Director of Technical Information and a Senior Technology and Applications Consultant at Micromertics, He received both his B.S. degree in Chemistry (cum laude) and his M.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry from Emory University. He is an ASTM Fellow and Award of Merit Recipient and currently the Chair of ASTM Committees C21 on Ceramic Whitewares and Related Products, D24 on Carbon Black, and D36 on Recovered Carbon Black.

What will you learn ?

  • 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

Course Fees

$1299 for ASTM Member
$1499 for Non Member

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