Sinclair to offer Additive Manufacturing Overview in January

Sinclair Community College’s Workforce Development division will offer Introduction to Additive Manufacturing (AM), an overview of commercially available AM processes for the fabrication of metal and polymer components for prototype and production environments. Additive Manufacturing applications can include aerospace, medical devices, remote sensing, UAS/UAV, automotive, and more.

The one-day program will be held Jan. 10, 2013 at the AIM (Advanced Integrated Manufacturing) Center, Building 13, on Sinclair’s downtown Dayton campus. Instructor for the course is Steve Szaruga, Chief Engineer in the Manufacturing & Industrial Technologies Division of AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory.

“This overview course is an ideal introduction for manufacturing professionals who want to understand how Additive Manufacturing can be applied to their businesses,” said Donna Hoying, Manager of Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Solutions at the AIM Center. “They’ll learn that the Additive Manufacturing process offers the advantages of less material waste, rapid production of limited quantity products, and the ability to manufacture products previously difficult or impossible with traditional, subtractive manufacturing techniques.”

Emphasis in the course will be on the operational basics for a variety of commercially available production machines and examples of their products. The processes employed by these machines will be discussed, delineating their various capabilities including factors such as part size, quantity, cycle time, and manufacturing readiness. The course will include a live demonstration of Sinclair’s additive manufacturing equipment. This course is included in an upcoming Sinclair sequence for an Additive Manufacturing Certificate.

Participants in the overview course will gain an understanding of:

  • Additive Manufacturing (AM) Processes
  • Manufacturing Readiness Levels
  • Rapid Prototyping and Hobbyist Machines
  • Metal Based Additive Manufacturing
  • Polymer Based Additive Manufacturing
  • Direct write processes
  • Production considerations and trade-offs

Fee for the Introduction to Additive Manufacturing overview is $345 per person, or $295 per person, with two or more registrants from the same company. For more information, contact Donna Hoying at (937) 512-5011. Register online