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Advanced Manufacturing Technologies: 3D Printing, Scanning, CNC, and Laser Engraving for Small-Medium Enterprises

Designed for
Professionals in design & manufacturing
Available Dates
27-31 of May 2024
3 – 7 of June 2024
Course Duration
5 Days
Course Details

This course is designed to increase the awareness of small and medium enterprise (SME) owners and professionals with introductory concepts and practical skills in advanced manufacturing technologies, specifically focusing on 3D printing, scanning, CNC (Computer Numerical Control), and laser engraving.

Participants will explore the principles, applications, and implementation strategies of these technologies in the context of SMEs. Through hands-on exercises and case studies, participants will learn how to leverage these cutting-edge technologies to optimize production processes, create customized products, and drive innovation in their businesses.

Course Topics:

Main methods/approaches for digitalization in:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • 3D Printing: Principles, Materials, and Processes
  • 3D Scanning: Capturing Real-World Objects
  • CNC Machining: Automation and Precision
  • Laser Engraving and Cutting: Versatile Applications
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies in SMEs
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
  • Case Studies and Success Stories
  • Future Trends and Innovations in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Business and Entrepreneurial Considerations


Course Schedule

Day 1: Introduction and 3D Printing

  • Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
    • Overview of the evolution, significance, and impact of advanced manufacturing technologies across various industries.
  • General Presentation of 3D Printing: Principles, Materials, and Processes
    • Principles of 3D printing, examining different printing techniques, materials, and the comprehensive process from design to finished product.
    • Highlighting the applications and advantages of 3D printing in modern manufacturing.
    • Hands on 3D design and 3D printing activity (TinkerCAD, Craftbot+ & Creality 3D printers)

Day 2: 3D Scanning and CNC Machining

  • 3D Scanning: Capturing Real-World Objects
    • Examination of 3D scanning technologies, emphasizing their application in quality control, reverse engineering, and seamless integration with 3D printing, enhancing manufacturing processes.
    • Hands on 3D Scanning activities with the Creality CR-Scan Lizard 3D Scanner
  • CNC Machining: Automation and Precision
    • Exploration of CNC machining’s role in achieving unparalleled precision in the manufacturing of complex parts, underlining its critical contribution to enhancing production efficiency and product quality.

Day 3: Laser Technologies and Design Principles

  • Laser Engraving and Cutting: Versatile Applications
    • Discussion on laser technologies, detailing their capabilities in cutting, engraving, and marking a diverse range of materials.
    • Illustration of the broad applicability and versatility of laser technologies in various industries.
    • Hands on Laser Engraving and Cutting activities with the M1 xTool Laser Cutter and Laser Engraver machinery
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
    • Considerations in designing for additive manufacturing
    • Strategies for optimizing material usage, ensuring structural integrity, and enhancing manufacturing efficiency.
    • Hands on 3D Design activity with OnShape

Day 4: General Presentation on Implementation and Business Aspects

  • Implementing Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
    • Practical considerations and strategies essential for integrating advanced manufacturing technologies into existing production environments, with a particular focus on the implications for SMEs.
  • Business and Entrepreneurial Considerations
    • The economic and entrepreneurial aspects of adopting advanced manufacturing technologies, including investment analysis, return on investment (ROI), and strategic market positioning, preparing participants for the business challenges and opportunities in technology adoption.

Day 5: Case Studies, Future Trends, and Wrap-Up

  • Case Studies and Success Stories
    • Analysis of real-world case studies, showcasing successful implementations of advanced manufacturing technologies, highlighting effective strategies and outcomes.
  • Future Trends and Innovations in Advanced Manufacturing
    • Conclusion with a forward-looking discussion on emerging trends and potential innovations in advanced manufacturing.
    • Discussion on the future landscape of the industry, encouraging participants to consider the possibilities for their practices and businesses.
Why Emphasys Centre

Our long-term experience, field expertise and thanks to our highly trained, quality teaching staff and our modern, fully equipped classrooms we are able to up keep our students’ high success rates.

Why this course?

This course offers a comprehensive exploration of advanced manufacturing technologies, equipping participants with the knowledge to innovate, optimize production processes, and stay competitive in the rapidly evolving manufacturing landscape. Through a blend of theoretical insights and practical applications, learners will be empowered to implement cutting-edge technologies and drive forward the future of manufacturing in their organizations.

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