Altair, RUAG and Morf3D Introduce Unique Metal Additive Manufacturing Design Course for AM

Understanding of Design, Build, Test and Certification process provides competitive edge

TROY, Mich., Sept. 8, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —   Altair, RUAG and Morf3D are introducing a practical additive manufacturing course which will cover the entire end to end process from design to certification. The course covers a broad range of topics including basic design considerations, details of design, design validation, topology optimization, build constraints, post-processing, destructive and non-destructive testing, virtual and physical validation and verification.

The course is taught at two levels by Dr. Melissa Orme, Morf3D, Dr. Robert Yancey, Altair and Mr. Michael Gschweiti, RUAG Space; experts who have successfully designed, built, and certified Aerospace parts made by AM. Combined, this team has over 50 years of experience in Aerospace applications, with additive manufacturing and 3D printing.  The Intermediate and Advanced Courses are 4.5 days and cover a lecture and hands on exercises from Design to Build using Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) process.  The Intermediate Course is intended for people with a basic design and analysis background and the Advanced Course is for experienced engineers in design and analysis methods. 

"We have seen a great interest from companies to learn how to best utilize additive manufacturing," says Dr. Yancey.  "This course will provide participants a very practical view of 3D printing technology and how it can best be utilized."

"At Morf3D our mission is to provide a sustainable eco-system that enables client proficiency in fully exploiting the benefits of additive manufacturing, and delivers innovative solutions that solve complex design and manufacturing challenges," adds Ivan Madera, CEO of Morf3D. "Our facility is set up to produce parts but also to educate people and this course will help us accomplish that goal."

To sign-up for Intermediate Course click here, for Advanced Course click here.

About MORF3D

Morf3D is a fully-integrated provider of additive manufacturing services, focused on delivering innovative solutions that solve complex additive design and manufacturing challenges. Privately held with a team of interdisciplinary experts from Academia, Industry and Engineering, Morf3D's Innovation Center is headquartered in El Segundo, CA, USA. To learn more, please visit

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About RUAG

RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio all make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. To learn more, please visit

Franck Mouriaux
+41 44 306 21 37
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Founded in 1985, Altair is focused on the development and application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,600 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA with more than 45 offices throughout 20 countries, and serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit

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Example of topologically optimized & 3D printed component developed by Altair, RUAG and Morf3D


This optimized, 3D-printed AlSi10Mg alloy camera bracket is 79% lighter with optimal performance than its original counterpart


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