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On-Demand Webinar

AM Processes: Part 1 – Principles of Metal Powder Bed Fusion

October 22, 2020

About the Course

Among the different AM technologies, metal powder bed fusion process is the most important technology that is considered for AM serial production. This webinar helps the attendees to gain a comprehensive understanding about the metal PBF characteristics, key parameters, factors influencing the process, and describes the ISO/ASTM standards associated with PBF processes.

The attendee will learn at a high level how L-PBF Technology works as well as some the engineering and cultural barriers to implementing additive manufacturing technology

Learning outcomes:

  • After completing this webinar the attendees will achieve the following
  • ·Understand the seven types of additive manufacturing and how L-PBF technology compares
  • ·Understand some of the barriers to the implementation of additive manufacturing
  • ·Understand what their organizations have to do to gain engineering and regulatory acceptance of the technology on their products.

Who Should Attend:

Manufacturing Engineers, Research Engineers, AM Process Engineers, AM Operators


Donald Godfrey is employed with SLM-Solutions as Sr. Fellow, Aerospace and Department of Defence Additive Strategy.  He is a globally recognized authority on additive manufacturing.  He is an author, speaker and inventor and coach.

Donald spent 14 years at Honeywell Aerospace incorporating additive manufacturing technology.  He has opened 3D printing laboratories in China, Czech Republic, India, Mexico and three printing facilities in Phoenix, Arizona with two being production facilities.  Donald has spent the several years developing the global supply chain for additive.   Before this endeavor he was employed for 11 years at Rolls Royce Aerospace.

He is an author having published the book Additive Manufacturing of Metals: The Technology, Materials, Design and Production; Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing; 2017; ISBN 978-3-319-55127-2

Donald has been awarded over 30 patents in the United States related to additive manufacturing and a similar number in Europe.

Donald graduated with a BS degree from Purdue University in Industrial Technology and from Indiana Wesleyan University with a MS degree in Management.

AM CoE by the Numbers

With decades of experience in additive manufacturing, our team of experts is integral to our work. With team members located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, the AM CoE is able to provide agile support for global initiatives.


combined in-kind, government agency, and ASTM investment
projects initiated that will address AM standardization gaps

How can I participate?

  • Support through Research and Development

    Through the AM CoE, research priorities are identified by the top minds in the field and are matched from the start to the standards that need to be generated to ensure the resulting AM technology’s success.

  • Consortium for Materials Data and Standardization

    Consortia for Materials Data & Standardization (CMDS) enables companies of all sizes from across the entire additive manufacturing ecosystem to collaborate on standardizing the best practices for materials data generation.

  • Explore On-Demand Webinars

    The webinar series provides guidance sessions on multiple and diverse topics in AM Design, Fabrication, Post-processing, Mechanical testing, Non-destructive evaluation, Applications, and Qualification and Certification.

  • Education & Workforce Development

    Comprehensive program that educates and trains the additive manufacturing workforce at all levels, while continually incorporating new advances to respond to industry needs and leverage standardization, certification, and AM CoE partner expertise.