The CAM2 Autumn School attracted 30 participants from both academia and industry.
- The idea behind the CAM2 Autumn School is to provide possibilities for participants for hands-on experience
of different powder, says Eduard Hryha, director of Centre for Additive Manufacture – Metal,
The main focus lays on powder bed metal additive manufacturing technologies, covering hardware design, powder properties, material properties and post-processing. At Chalmers the participants tried Laser Power Bed Fusion (LPBF), which is focused on design, manufacturing and evaluating an AM-part. They also got to test Direct Energy Deposition, Electron Beam Melting (EBM) and Binder Jetting during the visits at Arcam Academy, Digital Metal/Höganäs and Production Technology Center at University West.
Sofia Petterson, Volvo Group, was very pleased with the Autumn School.
- It was a good mixture between different lectures and company visits, for example Arcam where they showed their products and gave us a introduction of Electron Beam Melting. Going through all of these technologies, I got a better understanding of the pros and cons of them and where to use them, Sofia Petterson concludes.
The course also included guest lectures. Abdul Shaafi Shaikh, EOS Finland, talked about Direct Metal Laser Sintering:
- I hope to leave the participants with a better understanding of the growing possibilities of using metallic materials for additive manufacturing.
Mattias Fager, Arcam, also guest lecturer, stressed the fact on how mature the EBM process is and a commodity concerning titanium inplants.
- We will continue with this approach during the coming five years, looking at the whole manufacturing chain through different themes each year, says Eduard Hryha.
Director Eduard Hryha, CAM2. Pictures above, top-down: Sofia Petterson,Volvo Group, Abdul Shaafi Shaihk, EOS Finland Oy and Mattias Fager, Arcam.
Interviews with director, participant and guest lecturers
Text, photo and film: Carina Schultz