Course Title:
Fundamentals of Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

CountryVenueCourse FeeStart DateFurther Information
United KingdomRotherham
on request
21 November 2017
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Suitable for:
Aimed at candidates with a basic understanding of 3D printing at a novice to intermediate level, for technicians, engineers, managers, scientist etc.

The course does not go into machine operator detail and does not include hands on operator training.

Course Content:

The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to AM - overview of AM, comparison with other AM processes, advantages and disadvantages of SLM
  • SLM benefits and applications
  • SLM process - process description, end to end process chain, process hardware, current/future technology developments
  • Metal powders for AM - production of metal powders, characterisation of metal powders, powder management, handling and safety issues
  • SLM safety issues
  • SLM risk and safety assessment exercise
  • Topology optimisation
  • Design for AM
  • SLM process build optimisation
  • SLM material build parameter optimisation
  • Post processing operations
  • Inspection, metrology and NDT- geometric conformity, defect detection, etc.
  • AM process certification and verification - AM standards, industry standards, process certification, facility certification, component certification
  • SLM process route cost analysis
  • SLM case study
  • Practical demonstration of SLM machines at TWI Yorkshire