Colorado Manufacturing Design Engineers Fill GE Additive’s Design For Additive Manufacturing Course

October 16, 2017 – H2 Manufacturing Solutions, which provides a broad scope of problem-solving services to manufacturers, in cooperation with GE Additive and Manufacturer’s Edge, today announced GE Additive’s Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) course October 24 and 25, 2017 is full. With support from Colorado OEDIT, sponsors Key Bank and Key Equipment Finance, and partner The 3D Printing Store, a select group of Colorado manufacturing design engineers benefit from two full days of cutting-edge training that benefits them, their teams and employers, and Colorado’s advanced industries.

Noting the high level of interest in the course and how quickly it filled, Tom Bugnitz, CEO of Manufacturer’s Edge, observed, “In the world of 3D metal printing, GE’s LEAP Engine is the gold standard. The 19 additively manufactured fuel nozzles in the engine were engineering and fabrication breakthroughs that improved performance and safety. This is not theory or a futuristic vision. These people have ‘been there and done that.’”

This event, as part of Manufacturing Month, is presented to 50 Colorado manufacturing professionals as part of the outreach commitment Manufacturer’s Edge made to the Utah MEP, the University of Utah, and the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment to help advance knowledge of additive manufacturing in the Rocky Mountain West. This event and its cutting-edge information is normally $3,000 per seat. It is free of charge to registered Colorado manufacturing engineers as part of Manufacturer’s Edge’s commitment to the Colorado manufacturing community.

“GE has taken a leadership role in real-world additive manufacturing and demonstrated how this technology can and will be used for creating and manufacturing high-value parts using optimized designs and materials. The 3D Printing Store shares this vision for additive manufacturing and is pleased to be part of this important event with the lead team from GE sharing their expertise with industry leaders in Colorado,” said Debra Wilcox, Co-Founder, The 3D Printing Store.

The class is led by Chris Schuppe, engineering leader at GE Additive. GE expects industrial 3D printing to forever change the manufacturing world as we know it. This is one step that Colorado design engineers are taking now to ensure they are prepared for that change. Topics covered in the course include an introduction to additive manufacturing, design for additive manufacturing, additive material characteristics and selection, additive part selection, machine and part qualification, as well as break-out exercises and open discussion.