In modern machine shops, CNC machines are the critical value-creation assets. Spindle time is at a premium, often making one-off jobs like fixtures, jigs, drill guides and workholding tools cost-prohibitive. Increasingly, Additive Manufacturing (AM) is being used in CNC operations to complete support jobs to free up CNC machines. With short cycle times, a broadening selection of materials, and the capability to meet an array of strength, stiffness, and accuracy requirements, AM is quickly becoming a cost-effective solution path to reduced changeover times and increased speed to market.

During this on-demand webinar, MAGNET Senior Design Engineer Dave Pierson discusses how manufacturers of all sizes are currently using Additive Manufacturing to advance their operations, and what next steps you can take to begin your own journey towards adopting AM.

This webinar was originally presented on March 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM PT. 


Meet the Speaker

Dave Pierson
Senior Design Engineer

Dave is a Senior Design Engineer for MAGNET and a notable figure in the advanced manufacturing community. He has 21 years of varied and practical additive manufacturing training experience as well as 40 years of experience in mechanical and electric engineering and programming. Dave regularly develops and delivers training curriculum and trains operators, students, and engineers on past and present additive techniques. His experience covers seven AM standards categories as set by the American Society for Testing and Materials.

In addition to his work at MAGNET, Pierson teaches courses on engineering and additive manufacturing at Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College. He has also worked as a data engineer for Porsche, where he helped develop and set up race vehicles. He has earned additive manufacturing training certificates from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


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