(You may select one workshop from the choices listed below.)
Tuesday, May 22
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Attendance at any of the workshops listed below includes a box lunch.
FUNDAMENTALS: Additive ManufacturingWorkshop Leader: Graham Tromans, G.P. Tromans Associates
This workshop introduces participants to the world of additive technologies with discussions on the most widely used additive technologies and how they are applied, including:
- Stereolithography (SL)
- Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
- Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
- 3 Dimensional Printing
- ...and many more
FUNDAMENTALS: Reverse Engineering & 3D Data Capture
Workshop Leader: Giles Gaskell, Wenzel America Ltd
This workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to 3D scanning technologies, software and processes. The workshop begins with short presentations highlighting the differences between data capture devices. This is followed by presentations on the most popular post processing software programs and the workflows from importing data to exporting final models. Technology experts discuss the typical project workflow using case studies for illustration. The workshop concludes with a hands-on demonstration of some of the most popular scanning devices.
Metal Parts Using Additive Technologies
Workshop Leader: Brent Stucker, University of Louisville
Additive processes are increasingly being used for creating metal parts. Methods for metal part fabrication range from casting metal parts from rapid prototyped patterns to direct metal fabrication using lasers, electron beams or ultrasonic energy. These processes enable numerous applications including tooling from traditional tool steel alloys, novel metal alloys for biomedical applications, and multiple material configurations that are not possible using traditional methods. The benefits and limitations of these technologies are explored.