Level 1 Certificate (With Honors)
Additive Manufacturing Certificate

Essentials | Technology & Materials | Design | Business & Economics

The program is for working professionals or students who want to know more about additive manufacturing from both a technical and business mindset. This certificate will give the students an introduction to the basic principles. By achieving the certificate, the student will have demonstrated the basic knowledge of what AM is, how it works, the different types of AM materials, the importance of design for additive manufacturing and business and economics principles.

The courses are designed in such a way that people who have no familiarity with AM can get an introduction and those that have some experience will broaden and round out their existing knowledge. This Course content covers AM science, technology, materials, design, and is derived from The Barnes Group Advisors’ industrial practice experience.

Course Information

COURSE OVERVIEW

L1 Course Overview

Upon completion of these courses, the student will be able to identify and explain essential AM concepts, including how to define AM, how AM works, and different types of AM processes and materials.

The online course content, including lecture videos, was developed by the TBGA subject matter experts in additive manufacturing in collaboration with the highly-experienced Purdue online course development team.

FOR ENGINEERS AND MANAGERS

Engineers and Managers must complete the following courses to receive their Level 1 Certificate:

  • AM Essentials

  • AM Technology & Materials

  • AM Design (Elective)

FOR BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS

Business Professionals must complete the following courses to receive their Level 1 Certificate:

  • AM Essentials

  • AM Technology & Materials

  • AM Business & Economics (Elective)

An Honors Certificate is available for students who want to take all 4 courses (2 Core + 2 Electives).

Continuing Education Units: Students can earn 2.0 CEUs per course for a total of 6.0 CEUs total for either Level 1 Certificate or 8.0 CEUs total for the Honors Certificate.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ESSENTIALS

Discover AM in our Additive Manufacturing Essentials course. Students will learn the basic steps in each key AM process as defined by ASTM F42, review real-world applications of AM, and categorize material types used in AM.

This course contains (5) Modules:

Module 1: Overview of Additive Manufacturing

Module 2: Industries Using Additive Manufacturing

Module 3: Additive Manufacturing Processes per ASTM F42

Module 4: Additive Manufacturing Advantages for Decision Making

Module 5: Additive Manufacturing Use Cases

Upon completion of this course, a graduate will be able to:

  • Define commonly used AM terms

  • List the various industries that use AM

  • Explain basic steps in each key process of AM

  • Categorize material types used in AM

  • Distinguish the advantages of AM over traditional manufacturing

  • Identify good part candidates for AM

  • Discuss the impact of both process and material selection in AM decision making

  • List examples of real-world applications of AM

  • Describe the workflow and the tools required to turn a concept into a part

Learning activities include:

  • Video lectures which discuss key topics in the course material

  • Asynchronous online discussion forums to interact with peers and instructors

  • Online self-tests

  • Quizzes

  • A case study

  • An online final exam

Learners have continuous access, 24 hours x 7 days a week, from the time of enrollment to complete all learning materials within the course. During the courses, students will manage their own learning pace with the assistance of instructors. The course instructors are highly-qualified additive manufacturing professionals and can be contacted via email during the course for questions.

Continuing Education: Course graduates can earn up to 2 continuing education units (CEUs) for successful completion of the Additive Manufacturing Essentials course.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY & MATERIALS

Additive Manufacturing Technology & Materials is an expansion on the Additive Manufacturing Essentials course, providing a more detailed review of the standard AM processes. This course breaks down AM processes by TBGA’s schema including how the layers are made, how the energy is applied, and the compatible materials. This includes technical and commercial capabilities and limitation considerations. L1 technology & materials

This course contains (5) Modules:

Module 1:The Current State of Additive Manufacturing

Module 2: Vat Photopolymerization, Material Jetting, and Material Extrusion

Module 3: Powder Bed Fusion and Directed Energy Deposition

Module 4: Binder Jetting and Sheet Lamination

Module 5: Additive Manufacturing Materials

Upon completion of this course, a graduate will be able to:

  • Define Additive Manufacturing processes per ASTM F42

  • Describe technology capabilities in Additive Manufacturing

  • Define commonly used materials in Additive Manufacturing

  • List the advantages and disadvantages of each process

  • Discuss technical and commercial considerations of each process in Additive Manufacturing

Learning activities include:

  • Video lectures which discuss key topics in the course material

  • Asynchronous online discussion forums to interact with peers and instructors

  • Online self-tests

  • Quizzes

  • A case study

  • An online final exam

Learners have continuous access, 24 hours x 7 days a week, from the time of enrollment to complete all learning materials within the course. During the courses, students will manage their own learning pace with the assistance of instructors. The course instructors are highly-qualified additive manufacturing professionals and can be contacted via email during the course for questions.

Continuing Education: Course graduates can earn up to 2 continuing education units (CEUs) for successful completion of the Additive Manufacturing Technology & Materials course.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING DESIGN

This is an advanced course focused on Design for Additive Manufacturing. Students will learn to distinguish between AM design innovation and AM design mitigation techniques.AM Design

Upon completion of this course, a graduate will be able to:

  • Discuss in detail the digital process steps of the AM design workflow

  • Define AM design considerations

  • Weigh factors across the various additive manufacturing processes to achieve specific design goals

  • Apply additive manufacturing design principles to standard design features

  • List disruptive design techniques made possible by additive manufacturing

  • List design innovation and design mitigation techniques and tools

Learning activities include:

  • Video lectures which discuss key topics in the course material

  • Asynchronous online discussion forums to interact with peers and instructors

  • Online self-tests

  • Quizzes

  • A case study

  • An online final exam

Learners have continuous access, 24 hours x 7 days a week, from the time of enrollment to complete all learning materials within the course. During the courses, students will manage their own learning pace with the assistance of instructors. The course instructors are highly-qualified additive manufacturing professionals and can be contacted via email during the course for questions.

Continuing Education: Course graduates can earn up to 2 continuing education units (CEUs) for successful completion of the Additive Manufacturing Design course.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

This course focuses on forming a business case for additive manufacturing. Students will learn to identify cost drivers, to create opportunities for cost savings in additive manufacturing, and to develop core additive manufacturing industrialization strategies.

Upon completion of this course, a graduate will be able to:

  • Develop a business case for additive manufacturing

  • Identify business considerations and cost drivers

  • Discuss capital expenditures vs. outsourcing considerations

  • Identify business savings sustained by use of additive manufacturing

  • Discuss benefits of rapid prototyping with additive manufacturing

  • Distinguish between additive manufacturing for prototyping and additive manufacturing for production.

Learning activities include:

  • Video lectures which discuss key topics in the course material

  • Asynchronous online discussion forums to interact with peers and instructors

  • Online self-tests

  • Quizzes

  • A case study

  • An online final exam

Learners have continuous access, 24 hours x 7 days a week, from the time of enrollment to complete all learning materials within the course. During the courses, students will manage their own learning pace with the assistance of instructors. The course instructors are highly-qualified additive manufacturing professionals and can be contacted via email during the course for questions.

Continuing Education: Course graduates can earn up to 2 continuing education units (CEUs) for successful completion of the Additive Manufacturing Business & Economics course.

What will you learn ?

  • Additive Manufacturing Backgrounder. Gain a basic understanding of additive manufacturing, including commonly used terms, key processes, key materials, and key industries using the technology

  • Benefits of Additive Manufacturing. Understand the advantages of AM over traditional manufacturing and how to identify good candidates for AM

  • Additive Manufacturing Technologies. Learn about the diverse AM technology space broken down by TBGA’s schema of how the layers are made, the energy applied, and the materials implications. This includes technical and commercial capabilities and limitation considerations

  • Innovation vs. Mitigation. Distinguish between AM design innovation and AM design mitigation techniques

  • Additive Manufacturing Design. Evaluate disruptive design techniques made possible by AM

  • Justifying Additive Manufacturing. Develop a business case for AM, including identifying business considerations and key cost drivers

  • Prototyping Advantages. Learn the benefits of AM for rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and shop aids

  • Prototyping vs. Production. Distinguish between AM for prototyping and AM for production

Course Fees

$1900

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