Qualification of Parts Printed by Metal Additive Manufacturing

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)

Certification

Continuing Education and Training Certificate

Introduction

This course on Qualification of parts printed by metal additive manufacturing will cover the framework for qualification of metal additive manufacturing (AM) printed part and process for AM metal part production. The training course will focus on aspects of powder material, powder bed fusion machine, operator qualification and metal parts to be produced. The focus is on powder bed fusion of metal parts using laser beam (PBF-LB/M) method.

The course will go into detail the part classification, pre-process qualification for AM machine, in-process qualification of AM parts at specimen level and post-processing qualification for AM Parts. This content of this course will follow the Singapore Standard, SS 666:2020 on Qualification of parts printed by metal additive manufacturing. As part of this training course based on the SS 666 standard, permission has been given by ESG Standards Division to incorporate a printed or pdf copy of the SS 666:2020 standard document in the appendix of the course notes.


Course Availability

  • Date(s): 02 Dec 2022

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU Yunnan Campus

    Registration is closed.

  • Date(s): 03 Mar 2023

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU Yunnan Campus

    Registration Closing Date: 17 Feb 2023

The main objective is to provide basic understanding on aspects of powder material, powder bed fusion machine, operator qualification and metal parts to be produced. 

Participant will know the requirements for part classification, pre-process qualification for AM machine, in-process qualification of AM parts at specimen level and post-processing qualification for AM Parts. Their metallurgical feature, mechanical properties, defect feature, inspection and testing requirements needed for Qualification of parts printed by metal additive manufacturing based on Singapore Standard, SS 666:2020.

 
  1. Introduction to SS 666:2020 Standard document
    1. Scope
    2. Normative references
    3. Terms and definitions, Abbreviated terms
    4. Parts Classification
    5. Qualification of AM printed parts
  2. Part Classification and Pre-Process Qualification Concepts
    1. Introduction to Metal Additive Manufacturing methods
    2. Part analysis before fabrication of AM metal parts
    3. Overview for AM process and part qualification
    4. Data Preparation (part information, support structure, build process parameter, slice data generation, hatching strategy
    5. Pre-process (baseline parameter, qualify readiness of AM machines, characteristics of test specimens, dimension and tolerance, powder feed stock control)
    6. AM machine operator’s qualifications and Qualification Plan
  3. In-Process Qualification Concepts
    1. QA requirements, Manufacturing plan, Build process parameters, types of specimens and test methods.
    2. Post-processing for test specimens
    3. Acceptance criteria
  4. Specimen Testing Requirement for AM parts
    1. Fundamental test for AM parts
    2. Optional tests for AM Parts
    3. Mechanical test standards for AM metal materials
    4. Tensile, Compression, Bending and Charpy Tests
    5. Fracture Toughness Test (KIc, CTOD, J-integral)
    6. Fatigue Tests – force, strain, thermomechanical control)
    7. Microstructure Test
  5. Post-Processes qualification and requirements
    1. Initial inspection of AM parts
    2. Heat Treatment of AM Parts
    3. Hot Isostatic Press (HIP) of AM Parts
    4. Support Structure removal from baseplate
    5. Dimensional accuracy
    6. NDT testing of AM Parts
    1. Laboratory and Operational Testing of AM Parts
    1. Laboratory-based testing of AM Parts
    2. Operational testing of AM Parts

This course is relevant to the following Job Roles for
• Design Engineers
• Mechanical Engineers
• Product Development Engineers
• people working in emerging Additive Manufacturing Jobs.

Standard Course Fee: S$972.00

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

 

BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 7% GST

AFTER funding & 8% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)

S$900.00

S$288.90

S$291.60

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)

S$108.90

S$111.60

SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

• NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.

Note: Course fee payment made before 1 Jan 2023 will be subject to GST at 7%, and payment made on or after 1 Jan 2023 will be subject to GST at 8%.

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Dr John Pang

Dr John Pang

Prof Pang is Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Nanyang Technological University. He received his PhD degree in 1989 and BSc degree in 1985 from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He worked at the Structural Integrity Department of TWI (The Welding Institute) and joined Nanyang Technological University in June 1990. His expertise are in Metal Additive Manufacturing (M-AM), Mechanics of AM Materials, Structural Integrity, Failure Analysis and Reliability of Metallic Parts and Structures. Prof Pang serves in the Manufacturing Standards Committee and Smart Manufacturing Technical Committee. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME), Fellow of Institution of Engineers Singapore (FIES) and serves in the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Fatigue.