F42 Additive Manufacturing Technologies

    Title: Additive Manufacturing Basic Personnel Certificate Program

    Dates: Tuesday March 10 2020 - Thursday March 12 2020

    Location: Auburn University; Auburn, AL

    About The Event

    Registration Information

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Hotel Information


    About the Event

    With more and more industrial sectors adopting additive manufacturing (AM) technology, there is a large demand for a skilled workforce to support the rapid growth of the field. As a leading driver of AM technology, ASTM is committed to filling the AM knowledge gap by providing world-class training from industry leaders to equip the future AM workforce with highly valued technical skills.

    The ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) has made Education and Workforce Development one of its key focus areas for promoting the acceleration of AM adoption. The AM CoE’s training is tailored to industry needs and incorporates the latest technological advances and standards to prepare students to take on the current challenges in the field.

    About the Course
    The AM CoE is offering a 3-day course that covers all the basic concepts of AM process chain. This course will equip attendees with core technical knowledge related to common AM practices and will allow them to earn a Basic AM Certificate that will serve as the foundation and pre-requisite for earning future specialized role-based AM certificates through the ASTM AM CoE. The Basic AM Certificate program is developed in full compliance with ASTM E2659-18, Standard Practice for Certificate Program.

    Who Should Attend
    You are welcome to join if you are just stepping into AM or if you have experience and are looking to advance your knowledge and stay relevant. The course is open to individuals from government agencies, industry, and academia with any level of AM experience, including those with no prior experience at all.

    Why Sign Up for This Course?

    • Gain core foundational technical knowledge covering entire AM process chain
    • Stand out in the industry with ASTM E2659-18 compliant certificate from the globally recognized ASTM AM CoE
    • Chart your own path: This course is the first step toward multiple AM CoE role-based certificates
    • Learn from experts from academia, industry, national labs, and regulatory bodies
    • Be part of a focused group (limited to first 50 registrants)

    Registration Information

    Online registration is now open. The fees to attend this course are listed below. Please note, the fee to attend this course is a flat fee for all attendees. Due to the nature of this course, we are not providing a discounted rate for ASTM members or others.

    Early Registration by February 14: $900.00

    Regular Registration after February 14: $1,100.00

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact AM CoE at amcoe@astm.org Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    Early Registration Regular Registration
    Non-Member Fee900.001100.00

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    For more information please contact:

    Dr. Nima Shamsaei
    Auburn University

    Ms. Rachael Andrulonis
    WSU - NIAR

    Dr. Khalid Rafi
    ASTM International

    Dr. Mohsen Seifi
    ASTM International

    Hotel Information

    Please see below for suggested nearby hotels:

    The Hotel at Auburn University (walking distance from the workshop venue)

    To make your reservation online, please visit: The Hotel at Auburn University


    Overview of Topics Covered

    Terminology and AM Process Overview
    Provides an overview of AM, description on different AM process categories, process steps, materials, applications and associated terminologies

    Design and Simulation
    Outlines key considerations for AM design, creating and working with design files, defining requirements and criticality, material suitability, Analysis & Simulation.

    This module covers feedstock behavior and its effects on the part performances, powder characterization techniques, powder handling & storage, and powder re-use strategies.

    Provides a fundamental understanding on various post-processing methods, procedures, thermal processes, surface finishing operations as applicable to different material systems.

    Testing requirements applicable to AM parts are discussed in this module. Static and dynamic test methods, testing considerations, and interpretation of the results are the key focus.

    Non-Destructive Inspection
    Non-destructive testing and inspection methods that can be applied for AM is detailed in this module. Specific techniques are explained with its benefits, limitations, and other requirements to perform the inspection.

    Safety Issues
    Provides an outline on safety considerations, insights on risk assessment strategies such as identifying hazards, mitigation measures, facility design considerations, engineering and administrative considerations and regulatory codes applicable to AM.

    Qualification and Certification
    Provides a basic understanding on the activities necessary to qualify the process and certify the part against a set of application-based regulations.

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