28 – 29 November 2018
2 – 3 July 2019
The second day of each course is optional attendance.
Full course: – two days £765 per delegate
Day one only: £490 per delegate
Discounts are available for multiple attendances from the same company when booking at the same time.
Day 1 – Basic introduction
Metal and Plastic Powders in the AM process:
- Recycle and quality issues;
- Contamination and Oxidation issues;
- Standards for AM Powders
Basic introduction to handling processes:
- Hoppers for storage and discharge; flow patterns, principles of reliable flow
- Powder flow properties;
- Pneumatic conveying; key components, features and operating issues;
Characterisation and control of powder properties
- Powder flow measurements;
- Environmental effects;
- Density measurements and particle morphology
Basic overview of powder evolution and quality loss:
Day 2 – Quality considerations in depth
- Control of flow properties;
- Segregation in processes
- Particle aggregation;
- Powder electrostatics;
- Particle degradation
The course has been arranged so that it can be attended on the first day only for those looking for a basic introduction or as a two day course where quality considerations will be looked at in depth. Presentations and demonstrations (where appropriate) will be used to illustrate key points.
An informal networking evening has been arranged for the night before each course to allow delegates to get to meet each other and the team of presenters, and to have a look around the facilities at LPW Technology. A finger buffet will also be provided at no extra cost.
Why should you attend?
If you work in powder-based AM processing you will find this course to be invaluable as you are guided through the critical aspects of powder management. You do not need any previous formal training to attend, you just need to work in this relatively new field of processing. It will also be extremely useful if you are about to change career direction to AM processing.
Experts from the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, LPW Technology and Fraunhofer IFAM Institute, Bremen have come together to provide a varied programme of presentations, demonstrations and workshops with the help of the local KTN focussing on AM.
Prof Mike Bradley, Director of the Wolfson Centre, has worked internationally on design and troubleshooting of bulk solids handling as a commercial consultant and research expert for over thirty years.
Dr Neil Harrison, Materials Development Manager at W, has over 5 years of academic and industrial experience in metal powder AM, including work on alloy design, powder behaviour and powder evolution.
Claus Aumund-Kopp, Group Leader for AM at the Fraunhofer IFAM Institute in Bremen, has worked with metal powders for AM powder bed fusion and AM binder jetting approaches for over fifteen years.
Please note: Each of the above companies reserves the right to substitute leaders of equal quality should this be dictated by circumstances beyond their control
The course is to be held at LPW Technology, Cheshire, UK
To book your place please complete the online booking form. The fee is payable upon return of the registration form and covers lectures, course notes, lunch, refreshments and the networking reception on the evening before the course.
All applicants will be acknowledged and confirmed. See here for discounts available and cancellation charges.
28 Nov 2018 - 29 Nov 2018
LPW Technology Ltd