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Powder Handling in Additive Manufacture


March 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm GMT

This is a 1 day course for CPD on the safe handling of powder in Additive Manufacturing

About this event

This CPD unit is available to any employer and their employees who will benefit from the course and is at no cost to the employer.

This course will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to safely handle and process AM powders, mainly metals, but also polymers, and will cover the various stages involved from initial receipt through to disposal.

This is a level 3 course and will be delivered by the team at 3D360

ESP units at Level 3 cover core and foundational aspects of a topic to provide an introduction and overview of a topic. Units are accessible to learners who have studied STEM subjects at this or lower levels, but are also suitable for learners with higher level qualifications in other STEM areas/disciplines seeking an introduction to emerging technologies.

Knowledge : Has factual, procedural and theoretical knowledge and understanding of a subject or field of work to complete tasks and address problems that while well-defined, may be complex and non-routine. Can interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas. Is aware of the nature of the area of study or work. Is aware of different perspectives or approaches within the area of study or work.

Skills : Identify, select and use appropriate cognitive and practical skills, methods and procedures to address problems that while well-defined, may be complex and non-routine. Use appropriate investigation to inform actions. Review how effective methods and actions have been.

More specifically, the topics covered during the day are:

• Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the powder handling (PH) processes

• Apply best-practice guidelines to ensure powder quality is maintained during transportation, storage, use, recycling and disposal

• List the steps in the AM powder handling process and apply best-practice to the quality from receipt to disposal

• List the safety considerations at each stage of the AM powder handling process

NB: this unit is available to colleagues from the HVMC centres but priority will be given to employers first.

This event will be delivered on line.

Please note that these courses have been developed and are made available during the term of the Emerging Skills Project, under a Department for Education funded programme for companies and individuals resident in England . If you are interested in the courses but are not resident and therefore ineligible to join one of the no-cost pilot events, please contact us (esp@hvm.catapult.org.uk) to discuss alternatives