Fundamentals of Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
Course Details:
Starting: 13 February 2018
Ending: 15 February 2018
Location: United Kingdom
Venue: Rotherham
Course only:
£ 1,195.00 + VAT

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

Course Objectives:
To equip the attendee with an appreciation of the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) process. This will include an understanding of the advantages and limitations of SLM, the associated equipment and hardware and the end-to-end manufacturing process chain, including metal powders, component design and optimisation, derivation of SLM process parameters, post processing, cost issues and the certification and validation of SLM components.