About the Course
- Characteristics of some of the major polymeric materials used in the extrusion and PBF processes for industrial applications
- Considerations in selecting polymeric materials
- Application potential of polymer AM process in different industry sectors.
- Examples of how polymers are being used now
- Best practices in material management and evolving test methods for polymer AM parts
- Guidance on the use of international standards that drives the adoption of polymer AM
After completion of the course, the attendees will achieve the following:
- Knowledge about selecting a polymer AM process for intended applications
- Considerations for selecting polymeric materials for the AM process
- Understanding different process parameters and their influence on final part properties
- Knowledge of various test methods to ensure the quality of polymer AM parts
- Understanding of additive manufacturing standards applicable to polymer AM
- Appreciate the potential of polymer AM and identify suitable applications
Who Should Attend
This course is aimed at individuals who wish to increase their knowledge in current state-of-the-art polymer additive manufacturing and for those who want to scale up technology towards industrialization.
Paul BatesPaul Bates is an Additive Manufacturing Lead Project Engineer for the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence. In his role, he brings his technical expertise to drive the projects in Additive Manufacturing training, safety, and certification. He is an industry-recognized AM veteran.Before joining ASTM, Bates was the Manager for Facility safety and Workforce Development in Additive Manufacturing at UL and served 20+ years at Reebok, where he guided the global athletic footwear leader’s Additive Manufacturing Lab and 3D CAD Team as the Director of Advanced Process Engineering. A 2012 recipient of the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) “Dinosaur” Award, Bates is fluent in numerous AM processes, including DMLS, SLS, FDM, and PolyJet. He is the Past President of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG). He has a BS degree in Design Technology from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH, and a Master’s Degree in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.
Bonnie Meyer is an Additive Manufacturing Lead Project Engineer for ASTM International. She brings over 20 years of experience in additive manufacturing with a focus on expanding the technical knowledge and usage of AM across a variety of industries.
Bonnie started her additive manufacturing career at Stratasys as an Application Engineer; becoming Director of Application Engineering where she led the team in proving AM technology capabilities, application development, and creating training programs for AM users. Prior to her current role, Bonnie also worked at Eaton, Evolve Additive Solutions, and Roboze, Inc. to advance additive manufacturing use-cases and capabilities. Through these experiences with FDM, Polyjet, DLS, and STEP, Bonnie brings practical expertise to ASTM International to advance the projects and opportunities for Education and Workforce Development. Bonnie received her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. She is a 2016 recipient of the DINO Award from the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG).