Additive manufacturing Certification Course

- Ravi Katukam

A prolific inventor and passionate engineer, Ravi brings with himself 13 years of experience in the R&D and innovation arenas. He has worked extensively in the nuclear, aerospace and defence, oil and gas, and aviation (both government and corporate) domains.

Ravi has worked with Atomic Energy Regulatory Board Mumbai, Cyient Limited Hyderabad, Motivitylabs Hyderabad in various leadership roles. As an engineer & scientist and a business leader, Ravi has developed first-of-their-kind methods, algorithms and products across various engineering disciplines.

Ravi is a well-known innovation guru and universal mentor for young engineers from premier India institutions. His solution approaches have, time and again, been appreciated in national as well as international open innovation challenges for addressing global problems. He is one among the few innovation professionals in India who specialize in problem identification and problem definition for IP creation. An active evangelist for nation building through IP creation, Ravi has been associated with national as well as international advisory scientific and engineering committees.

Ravi has been the recipient of numerous awards / rewards for his par excellence scholastic achievements namely the Chief Minister’s Andhra Pradesh Gold Medal in 1997, the Institution of Engineers Award in 1999, the AERB Fellowship in 2005, and the ANSYS Best Paper award in 2013. He has also been a finalist in the CII Innovation Awards 2014, the HYSEA Awards 2015, the Altair Best Poster Award in 2015, and the Best Paper award in 2015 from Warse. Additionally, Ravi has been a speaker at national and international forums on engineering innovation and leadership and has published 70 papers in national and international conferences and journals. He also has multiple patents to his credit. He has written a book on One India-N Zeros.

Ravi holds an M.Tech Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical from Osmania University, Diploma in Automobile Engineering Masabtank polytechnic.

Course Structure

  1. Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
    1. What is Additive Manufacturing
    2. Applications of Additive Manufacturing
    3. Importance of Additive Manufacturing
    4. Importance for Mechanical Engineers
  2. History of Additive Manufacturing
    1. The birth of Additive Manufacturing
    2. The first commercial 3D Printers
    3. The REPRAP Movement
    4. Post REPRAP Boom
    5. Current shape of industry
    6. Impact of Additive Manufacturing
  3. Types of 3D printers
    1. Binder Jetting
    2. Direct Energy Deposition
    3. Material Extrusion
    4. Material Jetting
    5. Powder Bed Fusion
    6. Sheet Lamination
    7. Vat photo-polymerization
    8. Laser Sintering
    9. Bio printers
    10. Special printers
    11. Under development
    12. 3D Pens
  4. Additive Manufacturing Materials
    1. Plastics
      1. PLA
      2. ABS
      3. Nylon
      4. HIPS (Soluble support)
      5. PVA (Soluble support)
      6. Speciality Filaments
      7. SLA Resins
    2. Food
      1. Chocolate
      2. Other food materials
    3. Construction
      1. cement mixture
    4. Engineering
      1. Metal
        1. stainless steel
        2. Solder
  5. Working of a 3D Printer
    1. Principle of operation
    2. Parts of a 3D Printer
      1. The hardware
        1. The 3 Axis motion systems
        2. The print head
        3. The body
      2. The electronics
        1. The drive system
          1. Stepper motors
          2. End stops
        2. Heating system
          1. Heating elements
          2. Temperature sensors
        3. The processing system
      3. The software
        1. The firmware
        2. GCode
        3. The slicer
    3. The Additive Manufacturing Process
    4. The software’s involved
  6. Deign for Additive Manufacturing
    1. Design Considerations
    2. Design Limitations
    3. Design tips
  7. Slicing
    1. Introduction to slicing
    2. Different slicing software’s
    3. The slicing Parameters
    4. Slicing optimization
  8. 3D Printer Operation
    1. Operation
    2. Maintenance
      1. Bed levelling
      2. Filament change
      3. Nozzle jam
      4. Bed Adhesion
    3. Post Manufacturing Procedures
    4. Post Manufacturing Treatments
  9. Research trends in Additive Manufacturing
    1. Multi-material
    2. Metal
    3. Bio-medical
    4. Composite printing
    5. Analysis of AM Parts
    6. New novel materials
    7. Slicing algorithms
  10. 3D Scanning
    1. Introduction
    2. Scanner types
    3. Scanning Procedure
    4. Scanning + Printing
  11. Conclusion
  12. References

The course is of 7 weeks, With 3 Hour Classes on friday's and saturday's.

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