- Identify the seven unique additive manufacturing processes
- Identify the software and hardware required for 3D printing
- Define the four phases of the 3D printing process
- Confirm how 3D printing is being utilized within select industries
Module 1: Introduction to 3D Printing
Provides the background of 3D printing, related terminology, a review of the seven unique 3D printing processes and basic applications.
Module 2: 3D Printing Hardware & Software
Explores the various software and hardware required for 3D printing. Introduces Computer Aided Design, Scanning and Repair Software as well as tiers of 3D printers, features and selection criteria considerations.
Module 3: The 3D Printing Process
Presents the four phases of the 3D printing process (Digital file creation, Preparation for printing, Printing, Post processing) in detail via a simulated case study. This module also begins to discuss quality and safety considerations specific to 3D printing.
Module 4: Applications of 3D Printing
Discusses applications of the technology within the aerospace, automotive, healthcare and consumer industries. In addition, the module introduces the 3D printing supply chain, end user categorization, and final considerations for implementing a 3D printing strategy.
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