Much design education relating to 3D printing / Additive Manufacturing is focussed on the instruction of how to draw an object in the appropriate CAD software that will then be successfully reproduced by the chosen 3D printing technology. Even more advanced study in Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) still focusses primarily on what you can make with AM. This is invaluable, yet it is only step one.
Step two is understanding what is then worth making. This brings AM design education to the professional level, specifically concentrating on SLS which is the most versatile and accesible Additive Manufacturing technology available today. Design graduates entering the working world with a grasp of designing for value and dynamic performance, have the ability to purposefully transform their future employers’ horizons.
Advanced SLS are available to present lectures and webinars to design education providers across all creative design and engineering courses. Also available to advise individual students who are focussing on Additive Manufacturing within their studies.
Presentations or workshops are available to companies who have already adopted SLS for Additive Manufacturing or who are considering doing so in the near future. Design Education is provided on how to optimise parts to maximise value through design.
Presentations are available to any manufacturing institutions and associations who are seeking to inform their members about the potential of Additive Manufacturing to benefit their business with a focus on designing and making objects that produce high value.
Advanced SLS are available for presentations specifically on design for SLS at all types of 3D printing / Additive Manufacturing and design events. Education focussing on designing for value, dynamic material performance and the true meaning of AM adoption.
Explaining the factors that drive the cost of 3D printing with SLS. The objective is to help designers understand the rules of production and thus providing a framework for them to design objects with a clear idea of the cost / value of the project from the outset. This is illustrated with a series of case studies that show how this understanding successfully enabled a number of high value Additive Manufacturing projects.
This focusses on the dynamic material properties that SLS possesses and reveals how with this technology you can not only design static shapes, but shapes that perform / transform. This powerful characteristic can be used to either maximise productivity to increase value or to produce parts that have functional behaviour. This is illustrated with series of inspiring case studies which demonstrate the dynamic performance of SLS for purposeful design with Additive Manufacturing
These presentations are invaluable to students and designers across all fields of design activity in terms of showcasing the versatility and creative potential of SLS as today’s most readily available Additive Manufacturing technology. Within an educational context, these presentations also have the potential to form the basis of joint projects between students from different design courses.
”It is not easy to make the world of Additive Manufacturing and its relationship to design engaging. Jonathan does this with ease. His approach transforms technical knowhow into a creative pursuit.”
Jonathan is a master at cutting through the hype to get to what’s really important regarding Additive Manufacturing . His insight lectures into SLS are informative, encouraging, supportive and inspiring. A must see for anyone interested in really understanding what this technology can do.
“Clear, insightful and most of all inspiring talks highlighting the great potential of SLS”
“Knowing what he ever printed in SLS, I can only recommend this webinar“
“A fantastic talk! Listening to your amazing experience with SLS is always inspiring”
“I had an amazing time listening and chatting to you on "Designing for Value in SLS"