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Women in Leadership course – September 2019

Nottingham Business School are running two 3-day courses in September that focus on women in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to progress into senior or leadership roles.

Introduction to Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

Host: University of Derby
Venue: The University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby. DE22 1GB
Date: Wednesday 22nd January, 2020
Cost: £175 ESF part funded contribution rate for SMEs

Course description

Although more than 30 years old, additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing opportunities have accelerated recently and are finding a much bigger foot print in business operations. In its early days, 3D printing was merely considered as a rapid prototyping technology. Fast forward 30 years and there doesn't seem to be a field which is not touched by it, from food and arts, to medicine and aerospace. Commercially available machines now produce metals and alloys, polymers and resins, ceramics and fibre reinforced composites. With such a large variety of materials and methods it is a challenge for businesses and beginners to choose a technology that suits their need. 

Overviews will be provided of some of the most commonly available open source software for CAD (Computer Aided Design) such as Autodesk Tinkercad (web browser based-no installation required) and AM process parameters setups such as Cura and Meshmixer. The design rules for AM will also be described.

Participants will have the opportunity to design a simple part in CAD and set up the model for 3D printing.

This course will therefore help businesses to understand the range of technologies and materials, to maximise their potential in a cost-effective way. This hands-on short course is delivered by experts, demonstrating some of the most advanced AM equipment available commercially.


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