This module is designed to provide extensive hands-on practise training on basic skills of common processes, characterisation methods and data analysis encountered in additive manufacturing. The module consists of 40 sessions (120 hours in total) which will offer participants the opportunity to learn and operate the process equipment and analytical instruments in SIMTech’s labs to reinforce their knowledge learned from the technical skill modules.
Under the guidance of the experienced trainers, the participants are expected to do hands-on work in these three categories:
Additive Manufacturing Process Skills Training – Participants will have hands-on experience on key additive manufacturing processes and equipment, which includes extrusion-based systems, powder-bed metal and polymer systems, robotic powder-blown systems and liquid resin-based polymer systems.
Characterisation Methods and Analyses - Participants will have hands-on experience on characterisation tools that are used to analyse the feedstock (e.g. powder, filament and resin) and the print parts’ quality (in terms of density, mechanical properties, surface roughness, microstructures, dimensional measurement etc).
Data Processing and Analysis - Participants will be guided to collect data from AM machines in a model factory and process the data to establish correlations with the relevant printing process parameters and print quality output.