Courses Overview:

LIFT Polymers Lightweighting Certificate
Course Duration: One and a half days of training.
Course Dates: March 12-13, 2018
Course Times: 9 a.m. to 5p.m. (March 12); 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (March 13)
Instructor(s):  Gary Wnek

Polymers Lightweighting Learning Objectives:

• Understand Practical Uses of Various Polymer Characterizations Methods and the Structure-Property Relationships as applies to lightweighting

• Learn to Diagnose and Solve Practical Problems in Polymer Synthesis, Characterization, Mechanical Properties and Processing as applies to lightweighting

• Gain Breadth of Knowledge of Polymer Science, Polymer Synthesis to Properties and Polymer Processing as applies to lightweighting

• Gain insights into practical problems in lightweighting through case studies analysis with our Polymer Experts.

• Gain Awareness of Cutting-edge Trends in Polymer Design and Applications as applies to lightweighting

Polymers Lightweighting Targeted Audience:
Incumbent workforce participants from industry and government with a bachelor’s degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline. An initial interest survey of topics in lightweighting polymers will be provided to the course participants to assess level of preparedness.

Course Length:
One and a half days with a focus on pedagogy on day one and half day of case study applications with hands-on work. Day one will include an optional “happy hour” for participants to network with the faculty and prepare for the case studies on day two

Polymers Lightweighting Class Format:
The course participants will have access to an invitation-only Wiki page for the class with interactive feedback with faculty and the group. The wiki page will have continuous content added.

LIFT Additive Manufacturing for Lightweighting Certificate
Course Duration: Two days of training.
Course Dates: March 14-15, 2018
Course Times: 9 a.m. to 5p.m.
Location: Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Instructor(s):  Sunniva Collins and Dave Pierson

Additive Manufacturing Lightweighting Learning Objectives:

• Understand Practical Uses of Additive Manufacturing (AM) as applies to Lightweighting

• Learn to Diagnose and Solve Practical Problems Using AM (as applies to Lightweighting

• Gain Breadth of Knowledge of AM as applies to Lightweighting in various industries

• Gain insights into practical problems in Lightweighting through case studies analysis with our AM Experts.

• Gain Awareness of Cutting-edge Trends in AM and Applications in Lightweighting

Learning Takeaways:

• Educate on AM concepts for Lightweighting

• Fundamentals of AM of polymers, metals, and ceramics, along with emerging markets and complex architectures

• Understand operating principles, capabilities and limitations of state-of-the-art AM methods (e.g. laser melting, fused deposition modeling, stereolithography, and jetting)

• Build familiarity with complete workflow of AM, including computational design tools, file formats, toolpath generation, scanning and microstructure characterization

• Understand key design rules for parts made by AM Lightweighting Materials and contrast with conventional manufacturing methods such as machining and molding in terms of rate, quality, cost and flexibility

• Understanding AM lightweighting applications use by Markets: Automotive and Aerospace

• Place AM in the context of the evolving manufacturing infrastructure, including advances in robotics, software, logistics and digitization of data

• Understanding the importance of soft skills and team work

Additive Manufacturing Lightweighting Targeted Audience:
Incumbent workforce participants from industry and government with a bachelor’s degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline. An initial interest survey of topics and guidelines for self-selection in AM lightweighting will be provided to the course participants to assess level of preparedness.

Participants in Target Audience include:
Business Leadership, Product Developer, Engineering Manager, Biomedical Engineers, Non-Metallurgists, Space Communications Scientists, Material Scientists, Product Research and End Users. The curriculum suits both beginners and experts in AM and emphasizes both breadth and rigor. Note: This course has limited enrollment. Please apply early to guarantee your spot.

Additive Manufacturing Lightweighting Course Length:
Two days with a focus on pedagogy on day one and interactive work on the second day with case study applications including hands-on work and practical applications, including lab tours.

AM Course Benefits:

• Technically sound lectures including: AM process fundamentals, material properties, design rules, qualification methods, cost and value analysis, and industrial and consumer applications o AM. Specific emphasis will be placed on design principles and part performance.

• Lab visits to CWRU Sears think[box]

• Networking Reception with invited executives

• Interactive Case Studies: use quantitative analysis tools used in lecture to apply to identified market or business need

• Access to multidisciplinary team of presenters including CWRU faculty

LIFT Advanced Materials for Lightweighting Certificate
Course Duration: One and a half days of training.
Course Dates: March 26-27, 2018
Course Times: 9 a.m. to 5p.m.
Course Times: 9 a.m. to 5p.m. (March 26); 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (March 27)
Location: Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Instructor(s): Bob Bianco and Sujit Das

LIFT Advanced Materials: Learning Objectives:

• Understand Practical Uses of Advanced Materials as applies to Lightweighting

• Learn to Diagnose and Solve Practical Problems in Advanced Materials as applies to Lightweighting

• Gain Breadth of Knowledge of Advanced Materials as applies to Lightweighting in various industries

• Gain insights into practical problems in Lightweighting through case studies analysis with our Advanced Materials Experts.

• Gain Awareness of Cutting-edge Trends in Materials Science and Applications as applies to Lightweighting

LIFT Advanced Materials: Learning Takeaways:

  • Educate on Lightweight Materials
  • Understand the Lightweight Materials through modeling and computational materials science
  • Understanding Advanced Materials by Markets: Automotive and Aerospace
  • How to use a wide array of Lightweight materials
  • Improving material properties (such as strength, stiffness, and ductility)
  • Manufacturing (material cost, production rate, or yield)
  • Using alloys of advanced materials for specific applications

LIFT Advanced Materials: Targeted Audience:
Incumbent workforce participants from industry and government with a bachelor’s degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline. An initial interest survey of topics and guidelines for self-selection in lightweighting materials will be provided to the course participants to assess level of preparedness.

Participants in Target Audience include:
Business Leadership, Product Developer, Engineering Manager, Biomedical Engineers, Non-Metallurgists, Space Communications Scientists, Material Scientists, Product Research and End Users.

LIFT Advanced Materials: Course Length:
One and a half to two days with a focus on pedagogy on day one and half day of case study applications with hands-on work and practical applications, including lab tours. Day one will include an optional “happy hour” for participants to network with the faculty and prepare for the case studies on day two.

CWRU SLLP LIFT Module Attendance Cost: Corporate Package discounts available, please contact Monica Dumitriu, 216-368-3804 or [email protected] for more information.

Target Audience:
Incumbent workforce participants from industry and government with a bachelor’s degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline or equivalent years of work experience.

Learning Objectives:

• Understand Practical Uses of Additive Manufacturing (AM), Advanced Materials, Polymers as applies to Lightweighting

• Learn to Diagnose and Solve Practical Problems Using AM (as applies to Lightweighting)

• Gain Breadth of Knowledge of Lightweighting technologies in various industries

• Gain insights into practical problems in Lightweighting through case studies analysis with our AM Experts.

• Gain Awareness of Cutting-edge Trends in AM and Applications in Lightweighting

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