Design for Additive Manufacturing with Metals

This eLearning course will teach you and your team the ins and outs of additive manufacturing throughout all stages of production and manufacturing, including design, post processing, and business considerations.

Click the play button to watch a short video on how ASME can help your company harness design for additive manufacturing and overcome its challenges.

Building the right AM design team can be tough. Unless you already have them.

Before you reap the benefits of AM, you need to have employees in place who understand how it works and how to make it work for your company. This ASME course was designed to cross-train both manufacturers and their teams to meet this need, accelerate AM, and realize their potential.

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The Challenge

Additive manufacturing promises more iterative design, shorter development cycles, and more frequent innovation. But it’s not as simple as instructing your designers to hit print. This is a skills gap resulting in most companies experiencing costly build failures. That means you’re left with three options:

  1. hire from outside
  2. cross-train your current team
  3. let the additive revolution move along without you

The Solution

This on-demand ASME course in Design for Additive Manufacturing with Metals, provides the practical knowledge and the tools you and your team need to integrate this new technology into your manufacturing process. With our proprietary learning experience, your team will be able to:

  • Significantly reduce design risk and potential rework costs before production even begins.
  • Efficiently move parts from design, through post-processing and eventually into market.
  • Gain a competitive edge on these and other design manufacturing advancements in the future.

What makes our course different than others?

With real-world training, we turn theory into practice.


Focus on Powder Bed Fusion (PBF)

This is the fastest growing metal additive manufacturing segment right now. PBF with metals is already making significant contributions to the aerospace, automotive, healthcare, and oil & gas industries.


First-of-its-kind training leveraging ASME's Replicate Adapt Optimize™ framework

Your design engineers will learn how to adjust their workflow, set expectations of stakeholders, and have a clearer understanding of what’s possible given their specific use case: replication, adaptation, and optimization.


Advanced Manufacturing Flight Check™ protocol

Save time and money for your business. You and your engineers will leverage a tangible interactive checklist that will help validate design considerations for your company’s specific situation.


Case-based method of instruction

This provides your engineers with real-life workplace situations using your own company’s workflow.


Learning that works around your schedule and priorities

Because the course is on-demand, you decide when it will be least disruptive to your employees’ schedules.


We are ASME

ASME is a widely known and respected organization created by engineers for engineers. We’re solely dedicated to fostering innovation in the engineering community.

Here's how the course breaks down:

There are 9 self-paced modules featuring instructional videos, periodic knowledge checks, an embedded glossary of terms, and dynamic multimedia.

Module 1

New Possibilites with Additive Manufacturing

Module 2

Design for Additive Manufacturing and the Design Engineer

Module 3

Replicate with Additive Manufacturing

Module 4

Preparing a Part for Additive Manufacturing

Module 5

Post Process Planning

Module 6

Business Considerations

Module 7

Adapt for Additive Manufacturing

Module 8

Optimizing for Additive Manufacturing

Module 9

Preparing for Build


Who besides you should take this course?

If you lead a team of design, materials, or manufacturing engineers who are already working in additive manufacturing or want to be, this course would be right for them, and for you.


The course developer

Timothy W. Simpson is one of the leading experts on additive manufacturing. Currently, he is the co-director of Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D)—a world-class resource for AM technology and professional engineers.

Why choose a course from ASME Learning & Development?

Since its inception, ASME has been working with experts to drive safety while supporting the advancements of new technologies. As you’ll see, we’ve taken all this experience and expertise and applied it to our ASME Learning & Development courses.

Immersive Learning on Your Schedule

Our unique course approach maximizes your learning experience. And because courses are on-demand, they’re available the very day you want to start. Then you decide – finish the course in one day or 90!

Learning Tools that Strengthen On-the-Job Performance

Interactive tools facilitate high integration of theory and application—the result helps you save time, production costs, and increase manufacturing outputs, thus improving ROI.

Industry Expertise On Tap

Because we're ASME, we have broad access to world-renowned experts in a wide range of fields, covering topics that are most applicable to the latest innovative technologies. We combine technical expertise and our adult learning know-how into a superior learning experience.

Want to purchase a single seat?


Use the discount code DFAM595 and pay only $595 (List Price $2,495)
through June 2020.


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