Additive manufacturing may look simple, but the entire design process requires a significant depth of technical knowledge and clear communication between parties to ensure high quality. From the first sketch to the final part design and build, it’s important to have a strong understanding of the full design process and how it can impact your projects. With this program, you’ll explore each stage of additive manufacturing design, guided by experienced experts who can provide valuable insight, as well as answer your questions throughout.
Presented in cooperation with our partner 1zu1 Prototypen GmbH & Co KG
Looking to enter the exciting world of additive manufacturing (AM) design but don’t know exactly where to start? Our certificate program has been crafted with you in mind.
Explore the state-of-the-art software, tools and techniques that power additive manufacturing and modern product design through e-learning sessions, live webinars and practical tasks
Consult with and learn from world-leading additive manufacturing industry experts.
Gain a unique insight into design approaches that draw from market-leading technology and engineering brilliance to create previously unimaginable product geometries.
Access leading design software including nTopology, Altair and Synera* for the duration of your studies.
What will you learn?
Our additive design program is broken down into four main phases. Each phase contains a series of bite-sized e-learning and webinar modules, practice tasks and interactive Q&A sessions, all culminating in the final exam to complete your qualification.
To begin, you’ll receive a comprehensive overview of additive manufacturing design know-how, including the industry, project management skills, innovative methods and a choice to focus on metal or polymer technologies and materials. The program also delves into the details of the design process. This includes understanding the applications of additive manufacturing, the “thinking additively” approach to design, understanding post-processing methods for either metal or polymer printing and how to formulate a business case based on cost and efficiency.
Using specialized software is critical to success in additive manufacturing design. Therefore, we’ll give you the opportunity to choose between three leading 3D printing design packages centered around the technologies most suited to your field. Each tool-specific e-learning module allows you to fully explore the capabilities of key additive technologies including material extrusion, vat polymerization, powder bed fusion, material jetting, binder jetting, sheet lamination and direct energy deposition.After completing the learning sections of the program, you will take a two-part exam to qualify and receive your certification.
Upon completing this certificate program, participants will be able to:
Integrate the benefits of both additive and traditional manufacturing technologies into your design projects.
Use a variety of design approaches to solve your design challenges.
Inspire others with your sketches and design ideas.
Apply specific design software tools.
Each phase of the program focuses on specific aspects of additive manufacturing design and the processes involved in a successful design project. Here is a detailed breakdown of each module and what they cover:
Upon completion of the certificate program, you will be afforded the opportunity to commence your design project and obtain valuable feedback from experts within the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. Are you eager to print your component and have it in your hands? We will demonstrate how you can achieve that in collaboration with our partner 1zu1.
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