Additive manufacturing (AM) is revolutionizing production processes across multiple industrial sectors. Though the world of AM and industrial 3D printing can seem daunting to a novice at first, this certificate program has been designed to help you easily learn about its fundamental technologies, exciting possibilities and bottom-line benefits.
Exploring additive manufacturing and the industrial 3D printing universe from a newcomer's perspective? This certificate program will help you make a strong start:
- Learn about the systems, technologies, materials and other core aspects of industrial 3D printing.
Look at 3D printing in the broader context of the overall additive manufacturing industry.
Discover how to search for and identify the most ideal AM applications for your business.
Get a closer look at the future of augmented reality (AR) machine operator training for 3D printing systems.
Share your ideas with an additive manufacturing expert.
What will you learn?
This certification program is composed of four primary phases plus an optional AR-based training session, all of which include content ranging from short videos and e-learning content to interactive quizzes, practice tasks, Q&A webinar sessions with experts and training simulations.
The course begins with a high-level overview of AM technologies and materials, and a summary of the 3D printing workflow. It also explains key AM value propositions —e.g., superior design freedom to traditional manufacturing, sustainability benefits, supply chain streamlining through decentralized production and more. From there, you'll delve into examples of several industries where industrial 3D printing (with both polymer and metal) has become prominent and look at the specific advantages that organizations in each sector can realize.
As valuable as it will be to see successful examples of industrial 3D printing and examine quantitative and qualitative examples of its benefits, you'll glean the greatest value from this certificate program by understanding how the technology can strengthen your business. This course will teach you how to evaluate AM's potential for your organization from multiple perspectives (strategy, budgetary, technological capability and so on), using EOS-developed methodologies to determine its ideal application.
Last but not least, learners who take this course can enjoy a truly hands-on experience as they sample an AR-based training session for the EOS M 290 3D printing system (via a separate mobile app). This portion is not required for completion of the course, but will be valuable for anyone new to the technology who wants a real sense of what using an industrial 3D printer can be like. If you opt out of the printer training, you'll skip right to your one-hour expert webinar.
Once you have completed the phases, had your expert session and completed all tasks that require your direct input, you receive a certification verifying completion of the course. But even more importantly, you will have a firm foundation upon which to build your path to the successful adoption of AM technology.
Upon completing this certificate program, participants will be able to:
Speak with authority about the essential methods, systems and materials used in AM and understand its overall value propositions..
Know about successful uses of industrial 3D printing within specific sectors and have an idea of how you could achieve similar goals in your own industry using AM.
Understand a proven methodology for discovering potential AM applications in your business, accounting for technical, economic and strategic concerns.
Begin developing plans to smoothly incorporate AM into your current manufacturing operations.
Here is a detailed breakdown of each phase and what it offers: