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Getting design right in additive manufacturing: SKZ on the road with PAYR Engineering in Austria

The two-day course in cooperation with PAYR Engineering GmbH is aimed at design engineers who want to learn about the possibilities of 3D printing depending on the process. The course will cover the basics of the different printing processes, materials, advantages and disadvantages as well as the basics of 3D modeling and design rules.

September 18, 2023
Konstruktion für die additive Fertigung

The course teaches 3D modeling techniques and design rules (Photo: SKZ)

The course will take place on November 22 and 23, 2023 in Patergassen, Austria and is aimed at design engineers.

Additive manufacturing requires specific knowledge in various areas such as CAD modeling, DfAM, material science, process optimization, machine operation and quality assurance. Therefore, SKZ offers the course "Proper Design in Additive Manufacturing" in cooperation with PAYR Engineering GmbH in Patergassen, Austria. The course will take place on November 22 and 23 and is aimed at design engineers who want to learn more about the process-dependent possibilities of 3D printing. True to the motto "There's no such thing as can't", participants will develop their own component concepts with the support of the trainer.

"Process-compliant part design defines the manufacturability and economics of products at the beginning of the process chain. At this early stage of component development, the designer must not only consider the functional requirements, but also determine the correct manufacturing process and implement the corresponding characteristics of the selected process in the design," explains Robert Held, Group Manager Education Injection Molding and Additive Manufacturing at SKZ.

The course will focus on the basics of each printing process and material, advantages and disadvantages, as well as 3D modeling techniques and corresponding design rules for each printing process.

The rapid development of additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) began in the early 1980s, driven by the need for faster and more cost-effective solutions for prototyping or low-volume production. Today, additive manufacturing design is an important step in the production of components or products. The technology has the potential to revolutionize the way products are manufactured. It opens up new possibilities for the design of complex components, prototype development and customized products. However, careful design and process optimization are critical to producing high quality and reliable end products.

In contrast to conventional manufacturing processes, additive manufacturing offers design degrees of freedom that are impossible or very difficult to achieve with traditional manufacturing processes. The range of additive manufacturing processes is broad - stereolithography, fused deposition modeling, selective laser sintering, 3D printing. In recent years, the technologies have evolved considerably and gained in importance, leading to an increasing demand for specialists with the appropriate knowledge and skills.

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Kevin Popp
Senior Scientist | Research Additive Manufacturing

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