Certified Lean Additive Manufacturing Engineer (CLAMe)

The Certified Lean Additive Manufacturing Engineer (CLAMe) Certification Course offered by Tonex equips participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively integrate Lean principles into additive manufacturing processes. This comprehensive course covers a wide range of topics, including Lean methodologies, additive manufacturing technologies, process optimization, quality management, and sustainability practices. Participants will gain hands-on experience through practical exercises and case studies, enabling them to apply Lean principles to enhance efficiency, reduce waste, and improve productivity in additive manufacturing operations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of Lean manufacturing and its application in additive manufacturing processes.
  • Gain insights into various additive manufacturing technologies, materials, and processes.
  • Learn techniques for optimizing additive manufacturing processes to reduce lead times and production costs.
  • Develop proficiency in implementing Lean tools and methodologies, such as Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Kaizen, and Kanban, in additive manufacturing environments.
  • Acquire knowledge of quality management systems and practices relevant to additive manufacturing, including process validation and certification.
  • Explore sustainability considerations in additive manufacturing and strategies for minimizing environmental impact.
  • Apply Lean principles to design efficient workflows, improve product quality, and enhance customer satisfaction in additive manufacturing operations.

Audience: The CLAMe Certification Course is designed for professionals involved in additive manufacturing, including engineers, designers, production managers, quality assurance specialists, and manufacturing executives. It is also suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their understanding of Lean principles and their application in advanced manufacturing technologies. Whether you are new to additive manufacturing or looking to optimize existing processes, this course provides valuable insights and practical skills to drive continuous improvement and innovation in your organization.

Program Outlines:

Module 1: Introduction to Lean Additive Manufacturing

  • Lean Manufacturing Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
  • Integration of Lean Principles in AM
  • Benefits of Lean in AM
  • Challenges and Considerations
  • Case Studies in Lean AM Implementation

Module 2: Additive Manufacturing Technologies and Processes

  • Overview of Additive Manufacturing Technologies (e.g., FDM, SLA, SLS)
  • Material Selection for AM
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) Principles
  • Post-Processing Techniques
  • AM Workflow Optimization
  • Advanced AM Processes (e.g., Metal AM, Bioprinting)

Module 3: Lean Tools and Methodologies for AM

  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM) in AM
  • 5S Methodology for AM Workspaces
  • Kaizen Principles and Continuous Improvement in AM
  • Kanban Systems for AM Inventory Management
  • Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing) Techniques in AM
  • Andon Systems for Real-Time Monitoring in AM

Module 4: Quality Management in Additive Manufacturing

  • Quality Control Principles in AM
  • Process Validation and Certification
  • Inspection Methods for AM Parts
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) in AM
  • Documentation and Traceability in AM
  • Case Studies on Quality Assurance in AM

Module 5: Sustainability in Additive Manufacturing

  • Environmental Impact of AM Processes
  • Energy Efficiency in AM Operations
  • Material Waste Reduction Strategies
  • Recycling and Circular Economy Models
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in AM
  • Sustainable Design Principles for AM

Module 6: Application of Lean Principles in AM Operations

  • Lean Workflow Design for AM
  • Just-in-Time (JIT) Manufacturing in AM
  • Lean Six Sigma Integration in AM Processes
  • Lean Supply Chain Management for AM
  • Customer-Centric Lean Practices in AM
  • Future Trends and Innovations in Lean Additive Manufacturing