The program(s) listed below are NOT included with AMUG Conference registration. Participation requires separate registration and is at an additional cost.

ASTM Certificate Course

Establishing an Additive Manufacturing Facility for Critical Part Production

Course Dates:

  • Saturday, March 18 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Sunday, March 19 (9:00am – 3:00pm)

Course Location:

  • AMUG 2023, Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL

Course Instructors:

  • Shane Collins, Wohlers Associates powered by ASTM International
  • Dr. Youping Gao, Castheon Inc., an ADDMAN Group Company

This course is aimed at individuals with existing experience in AM, who wish to understand all the information needed to update an existing facility or create a new facility for the purpose of manufacturing safety critical parts using the laser powder bed fusion (PBF-LB/M) process with metal powders.

The 2-day training course is based on ISO and ASTM standards.  The course will provide detailed instruction on all aspects of the operations from feedstock selection and qualification to processing and post processing (IQ, OQ, PQ) using real life candidate parts from the attendees.

Approximately two weeks after the course, there will be an online exam for those that wish to obtain a certificate.

Topics covered include:

Day 1

  • Equipment selection based on candidate parts and ROI calculations
  • Facility considerations, requirements, and controls
  • Establishing factory and site acceptance tests
  • Workflow and efficiency
  • Make or buy decisions with post processing
  • Machine calibration and certification
  • Metallurgical process qualification

Day 2

  • QMS for all powder bed fusion work instruction
  • Digital twin definition
  • Part qualification considerations
  • Business plans and growth strategy
  • Personnel training requirements
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Manufacturing plan creation
  • Inspection and NDE for production
  • Considerations for NASA 6030 spec
  • In-situ monitoring

Cost: $699.00 (early bird rate-ends February 17); $849.00 after
Maximum class size: 40