Interact across all levels and functional groups of your organization; efficiently and effectively communicate and implement agreed upon changes; navigate difficult situations and conversations to a productive outcome.

More Uses of the Additive Manufacturing Toolkit:

  • Evaluate the design feasibility of new product ideas and use design control processes to develop new product designs from concept to commercialization.
  • Ensure you drive the manufacturing schedule by generating work orders, working instructions and coordinating the work across multiple teams and shifts.
  • Audit: plan, organize and lead technical projects and phases of projects involving the design and development of new and improved products and processes.
  • Collaborate closely with design, manufacturing, quality, and integration engineers to implement requirements in all phases of AM coupled with robust production solutions and design for manufacture.
  • Evaluate: review product design for compliance with engineering principles, organization standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into consistent manufacturing processes which can be deployed across multiple sites.
  • Be accountable for bring the parts from 3D CAD data through simulation, compensation, support, build prep, and work with engineers to bring parts from design to production.
  • Develop and implement advanced statistical/machine learning techniques for process optimization and material characterization for distilling valuable scientific information from raw characterization data.
  • Identify: outline sequence of operations and specify procedures you use for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance.
  • Establish, modify, implement, optimize, and monitor systems, processes and procedures to improve and provide timely and efficient workflow.
  • Ensure you cad model review, processing, and manipulation in order to efficiently fill print trays running multiple projects and parts per print job.
  • Identify, analyze and provide solutions or alternate approaches to manufacturing problems using individual judgement and creativity.
  • Confirm your organization leads the sequencing of work, as inspection, build and delivery for the units to ensure smooth operations and optimal use of resources.
  • Coordinate release of internal work orders for development and production hardware and ensure accurate labor and machine time allocations.
  • Perform work in a safe manner and adhere to safety programs, processes, and procedures set forth for the specific process and for organization safety programs in general.
  • Perform dimensional inspection and analysis of printed parts, work with quality and product engineers on inspection of AM components.
  • Identify, develop, and deploy new processing methods (or refine existing) to improve quality, reduce cost, and optimize build schedule.
  • Manage the inventory levels of all 3D printer materials, and note when materials need to be replenished to avoid down time of 3D printers.
  • Perform simulation of metal Additive Manufacturing techniques and evaluate impact on residual stresses, deformation, microstructure and properties.
  • Develop and implement tooling and engineering controls into production processes to further improve reliability and reduce cost and lead time.
  • Oversee: plan and manage multiple rapid tooling/injection molding projects utilizing internal and external partners to ensure successful completion.
  • Generate and release additive process specifications to control product quality and establish build qualification and product acceptance criteria.
  • Create the conditions for success for your new ventures by strategically positioning the new opportunities where success is most likely.
  • Develop and continuously improve new materials and processes to manufacture and qualify new products with a focus on Additive Manufacturing.
  • Know how the post processing of printed parts affects final properties and identify what post processing steps are optimal for different products.


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