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ACE additive

America’s Cutting Edge (ACE) is a national initiative for machine tool technology development and advancement. It is supported by the Department of Defense Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) Program from the Office of Industrial Policy and is based at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), whose Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) is a global leader in developing and validating systems and processes that leverage digital frameworks for manufacturing innovation.

As part of the ACE program, IACMI – The Composites Institute is offering a new additive manufacturing training program. The online curriculum was developed by Dr. Brett Compton and Dr. Bradley Jared, both Associate Professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK).

The online curriculum includes approximately 6 hours of instruction and is composed of:

  • an introduction to additive manufacturing (AM)
  • AM process flow and specific technologies
  • mechanical properties of AM materials – print parameters and design tools
  • new developments and future directions for AM
  • directed energy deposition for metal AM
  • metal powder bed fusion
  • multiple choice quizzes to assess learning and track progress.

To proceed with the curriculum, complete the registration form below.

  • There is no cost to participate in this exciting opportunity, but registration is required.
  • All students who finish the online training will receive a certificate of completion.