Manufacturer’s Edge launches additive workshop series March 29

Monday March 26, 2018 0 comments Tags: Denver, Manufacturer's Edge, Heidi Hostetter

DENVER -- Manufacturer’s Edge is introducing the 2018 Technology AdvantEDGE Series, a series of workshops introducing new and emerging technologies that manufacturers can implement into their processes and products.manufacturers-edge-logo 

The first event in the Technology AdvantEDGE series will be held March 29 at 9 a.m. in Denver at Geotech Environmental Equipment, 2650 E. 40th Ave.

“Building a Business Case for Additive” is presented in cooperation with GE Additive and is aimed at organizations that are interested in exploring in metal additive manufacturing (AM) and need to quantify the economic opportunity.

The workshop will focus on the ROI that metal additive brings and will equip participants with the knowledge to sell the business case for AM to their leadership.

The session will be led by consultants from AddWorks, GE Additive’s in-house design consulting group, who helped design the fuel nozzle and Advanced Turboprop (ATP).

Both parts are FAA-certified and were re-engineered using AM and gained significant weight savings, part count reduction, and better performance. The AddWork team will help attendees understand how to develop an AM mindset from the outset.

“Additive manufacturing is fundamentally changing how manufacturing is done, but what often stops organizations from starting their additive journey is a fear of the unknown and understanding what the payback is going to be,” said Heidi Hostetter, Faustson Tool VP.

This one-day workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Key factors in identifying the right part for AM with metals
  • Design, materials and manufacturing considerations during part design
  • Building a ROI-led business case with key cost assumptions
  • Identifying the right parts for AM
  • Optimizing your additive post-processing
  • Design recommendations and considerations
  • Building an additive part cost model
  • How to sell additive up through your organization

This is a hands-on workshop and attendees are encouraged to bring a part with them that might be a suitable for AM production. The Addworks team will then explore the compatibility and potential benefits of implementing an AM redesign.

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To register, click here.