About the Webinar
AM is one of the most expensive manufacturing methods in the known universe. Therefore, for it to be usable, it must add enough ‘value’ to overcome those high costs. This talk will focus on the main factors that affect AM cost and how these can be transformed into value adding features. It will demonstrate how a basic understanding of the economics of AM can help companies to design parts in a way that truly take advantage of what AM can offer while, at the time, adding enough value to make AM production not only possible, but desirable. It will show real world examples showing how good design for AM practices can transform products that would, otherwise, be uneconomical to produce using AM.
Registration Fee: $49.00 USD
After completing this webinar the attendees will have developed an understanding of:
- Which AM production factors affect cost the most
- The thought process that goes behind reducing the effect of these cost factors
- The ability to use DfAM to add functional value while, at the same time, decreasing costs
Who Should Attend
Design Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Research Engineers, AM Process Engineers, AM Managers
Olaf Diegel is an educator and a practitioner of additive manufacturing (AM) and product development. As professor of AM, at the University of Auckland, in New Zealand, he is involved in all aspects of AM and is one of the principal authors of the annual Wohlers Report, considered by many to be the bible of AM. His current main area of research is in design for AM. In his consulting practice he develops products for companies around the world. Over the past 3 decades he has developed over 100 commercialized new products and, for this work, has received numerous product development awards. In 2012, Olaf started manufacturing a range of 3D printed guitars that has developed into a successful little side-business.