Mr. Ali Shabbir, Engineering Group Manager at General Motors
How has Additive Manufacturing transformed Design Practice at General Motors?
General Motors has a long history of additive design and manufacturing. In this talk, I will speak about the benefits and applications of this technology as well as its impact on product design and development at GM.Additive manufacturing enables design freedom and part performance not possible with many conventional manufacturing technologies. It is also a “digital native” technology, enabling a “digital thread” throughout the product development and production process. However, it is not without its challenges and own limitations. I will talk about the reality of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) and implementing additive as an production design and manufacturing solution at GM.Finally, I’ll speak about the importance of additive design and manufacturing education within industry to enable and accelerate AM adoption, which will lead to truly transformational impact on design practice.
The recorded version of the presentation is available here
Friday, 30th October 2020 @ 12:00pm GMT