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Managing Quality and Safety in AM


Managing Quality and Safety in AM provides students a working knowledge of process and material hazard management and how to assure quality and safety in part production. This course will provide details on how to set up an AM safety management system, identify and manage process and materials hazards, and assess conformance of parts manufactured using AM technologies, including design validation and development and validation of material and process standards.


  • Describe how to set up a safe and compliant AM facility
  • Explain how to identify and manage process hazards for each AM production technology
  • Describe how to identify and manage material hazards for each AM production technology
  • Develop a strategy to assure that your printed parts will conform to quality and safety standards

Course Syllabus

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Target Audience

This course is intended for manufacturing facility managers, practicing quality and process engineers, and skilled technicians who want to understand how to manage quality and safety using AM.



Students must either complete the general prerequisites below OR meet the alternate prerequisites and have their employer (or other credible organization) attest to their experience. Alternate prerequisite submissions must be made at time of registration OR one month prior to course date. Please use the Alternate Prerequisite template below to submit your information. Any clarifications to the listed experience will be handled directly with the student.

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General Prerequisites

  • Completion of Tier I Foundations of 3D Printing Workshop & Technology Demo (or equivalent)
  • Completion of Tier II Fundamentals of AM Designs
  • Completion of Tier II Design Strategies for AM
  • Suggested but not required completion of Tier II Selecting AM Materials & Processes
  • Suggested but not required completion of Tier II Additive Manufacturing Economics

Alternate Prerequisites

  • At least 2 years of professional or production-level experience with additive and traditional manufacturing technology (or equivalent)
  • Working understanding of the key elements of the AM supply chain
  • Ability to identify the different machine and material technologies and their most suitable applications
  • Ability to describe the general benefits and limitations of the technology
  • Basic knowledge of the general 3d printing process from design to quality assurance
  • Ability to describe the key safety and quality considerations in 3D printing
  • Familiarity with software design tools (e.g. CAD)
  • Familiarity with Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Proficiency Exam

Upon completion of this course students will receive a certificate of completion. Students who have completed the course will also be eligible to complete a proficiency exam (included with registration). Upon successful completion of the exam, students will receive a certificate of proficiency which will be required for UL’s Additive Manufacturing Professional Certification Program.

The course exam is administered online and will be available at any time following the completion of the course. Students will have up to 2 years to complete the exam after successful completion of the course.


Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

Cancellation occurring one (1) month prior to the course date will be billed for twenty-five percent (25%) of the total registration amount. Rescheduling occurring one (1) month prior to the course date will be billed an additional ten percent (10%) of the total registration amount.


Payment Options

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Time Requirement


Instructor-Led and Web-based exam 2 days; 1 hour

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