Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing

Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing (Advanced Level)

This module aims to give you an overview of metal powders and how they can be used to produce components that have a lower mass than conventional production routes.  One application for metal powders that is subject to much attention is additive manufacturing, also known with the name of metal 3D printing.  This module will describe additive manufacturing techniques and how they may be deployed to reduce mass in service.

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Explain how components made from metal powders and/or by additive manufacturing can be used to reduce mass, compared to cast and machined components.
  • Describe the main routes by which metal powders can be converted in to solid, dense components.
  • Describe the main additive manufacturing production routes.
  • Relate manufacturing techniques to the types of powder that are optimal for each process.
  • Describe how powders may be characterised, what properties are relevant for different manufacturing techniques and the techniques that can be used to measure such characteristics.
  • Critically assess the suitability of a powder for a process or vice-versa.
  • Explain how a general component could be redesigned to take advantage of additive manufacturing and how this could lead to lightweighting.

Dates and registration

  • Powder Metallurgy and Additive Manufacturing

    LP-PM-MI-1-20
    Milano (ITALY)
    Course language: English
    May 12 - May 14, 2020
    Modality: E-Learning and classroom course

Recommended knowledge for participation

No prior knowledge is required to take this module.
It is necessary that the participants take part of a e-learning course. Participants are given the access code for the e-learning course at the latest four weeks before the classroom course starts.

Important information

Each module of the Lightweight Professional course can be taken individually, regardless of whether or not you intend to take sufficient modules to be awarded one of the Lightweight Professional certificates. It is recommended to have attended the introductory module previously.