TWI announces new selective laser melting training course

TWI announces new selective laser melting training course

TWI has announced a new course covering the Fundamentals of Selective Laser Manufacturing (SLM).

The new course has been designed to equip attendees with an appreciation of the Selective Laser Melting process, including the advantages and disadvantages of SLM and the associated equipment and hardware.

Trainees will also learn about 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. There will also be a focus on safety and certification. The course will not only cover Selective Laser Melting, but also give an overview of other Additive Manufacturing techniques.

A pilot course has been successfully completed, with one attendee saying:
"The Additive Manufacturing Training Course at TWI, Rotherham was delivered by knowledgeable and experienced trainers and provided detailed coverage of the key technical areas associated with laser metal deposition (LMD) and laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) processes. I was especially impressed with the variety of equipment available and the in-depth explanation of the differences between the various AM machines within the facility."
   - David Hardacre CEng. FIMechE - Lead Specialist (Design Appraisal & Additive Manufacturing) LR Inspection Services

This 3-day course is launching this September (26-28 September) at the TWI Yorkshire office in Rotherham, with another course on 21-23 November. There are also plans to launch a 1-day introductory course and a longer 5-day version including theory and practice of SLM.

For further information, please contact Emma Ashcroft. To secure a place on the course, please email: