Powder Handling in Additive Manufacture

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

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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.

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 ( to discuss alternatives

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It’s all about delivering future ‘Emerging Skills’ now!

The Emerging Skills Project is a pilot programme which forms part of the UK Government’s transformation of further and technical education in England. The Department for Education, through the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, is piloting a collaborative project to develop cutting edge learning materials for the delivery of Emerging Skills. The project focuses on four main areas:

* Electrification for vehicles and transport solutions

* Additive Manufacturing technologies

* Industrial Digitisation Technologies / Industry 4.0 for manufacturing

* Composites – for environmental energy systems 

What learning materials are being developed?

We’ve been working with the industries above in collaboration with research and educational specialists to define and create Training Unit(s) that will equip the current and future workforces with the skills they need.

The model is that each Training Unit is developed once, but then delivered multiple times by others to suit local employer requirements & demand.

As an employer, can I access this training and what does it cost?

The Emerging Skills Project, in this pilot phase, offers free access to these training units and there will be no charge to the employer or employee.

All you need to do is book a place(s) via Eventbrite and attend the training.

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