More than two decades after additive manufacturing (AM) processes were first introduced, broad industrial and consumer interest has finally caught up with technology. Everyone nowadays seems to be talking about 3D printing. But what is it, why is it a game-changer, and how can it be adopted into current manufacturing operations?
Delivered in a one-day format through the Industrial Technology Centre by experienced users of AM with strong academic credentials, this introductory course prepares students with the basic theoretical knowledge necessary to better understand practical AM applications.
This course will be useful to engineers, technologists, executives, and other manufacturing professionals in the areas of research and development, production, product design, and general operations/management.
- Upon completing the Additive Manufacturing Boot Camp, participants will:
- Understand the fundamentals of AM, including comparison to traditional manufacturing processes, and how it had fundamentally changed what can be designed and built.
- Understand the wide variety of machines types and materials, and how AM is applied across a wide variety of industries.
- Realize the potential implications of AM technologies on product development.
Presented by Philippe Dupuis of the University of Ottawa. Philippe is a professor and an additive manufacturing entrepreneur. He has recently completed his Ph.D. thesis on the additive manufacturing of heat exchangers for gas turbines and has presented his work at several local, national and international conferences.