Online Additive Manufacturing Courses

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing Certificate Courses

Upon completion of these courses, the student can expect to be able to identify and explain the essential concepts and knowledge, including the ability to define AM, how it works, and the different types of AM processes and materials. The content throughout the online course, including lecture videos, was developed by subject matter experts (SMEs) in additive manufacturing in collaboration with the highly-experienced Purdue online course development team.

 

Additive Manufacturing Essentials

Additive Manufacturing Technology & Materials is an expansion on the Additive Manufacturing Essentials course, providing a more detailed review the standard additive manufacturing processes as defined by ASTM F42. This course will discuss technical and commercial considerations of each process, materials used in each process, and identify steps to the common additive manufacturing workflow.

Learning Activities include video lectures which discuss key topics in the course material, available 24 hours a day/seven days a week throughout the 5 weeks of the course, asynchronous online discussion forums, online self-tests, quizzes, a case study, and an online final exam. Students will also have the ability to interact with peers and instructors.

This course contains five 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; and Module 5, Additive Manufacturing Materials.

The course has clear learning objectives defining what each student will be able to understand upon completion of the instruction. At the end of the course, a graduate should be able to do the following:

  1. Define Additive Manufacturing processes per ASTM F42
  2. Describe technology capabilities in Additive Manufacturing
  3. Define commonly used materials in Additive Manufacturing
  4. List the advantages and disadvantages of each process
  5. Discuss technical and commercial considerations of each process in Additive Manufacturing

Students will have 5 weeks of online access from the time of enrollment to complete all learning materials within the course. During the 5 weeks, 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 content questions not addressed within the learning materials or within the online threaded discussions.

You will need to earn at least 80% of the available points in the course of each of the quizzes is required for successful completion of the course. You also have the option of earning up to 2 continuing education units (CEUs) for successful completion of the Additive Manufacturing Technology & Materials course.

 

Additive Manufacturing Technology & Materials

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

Upon completion of this course, a graduate of Additive Manufacturing Design can expect to 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, and apply additive manufacturing design principles to standard design features. Graduates will also be able to list disruptive design techniques made possible by additive manufacturing, and list design innovation and design mitigation techniques and tools. The content throughout the online course, including lecture videos, was developed by subject matter experts (SMEs) in additive manufacturing in collaboration with the highly-experienced Purdue online course development team. 

Learning Activities include video lectures which discuss key topics in the course material, available 24 hours a day/seven days a week throughout the 5 weeks of the course, asynchronous online discussion forums, online self-tests, quizzes, a case study, and an online final exam. Students will also have the ability to interact with peers and instructors.

Students will have 5 weeks of online access from the time of enrollment to complete all learning materials within the course. During the 5 weeks, 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 content questions not addressed within the learning materials or within the online threaded discussions.

You will need to earn at least 80% of the available points in the course of each of the quizzes is required for successful completion of the course. You also have the option of earning 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 additive manufacturing design innovation and additive manufacturing design mitigation techniques.

Upon completion of this course, a graduate of Additive Manufacturing Design can expect to 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, and apply additive manufacturing design principles to standard design features. Graduates will also be able to list disruptive design techniques made possible by additive manufacturing, and list design innovation and design mitigation techniques and tools. The content throughout the online course, including lecture videos, was developed by subject matter experts (SMEs) in additive manufacturing in collaboration with the highly-experienced Purdue online course development team. 

Learning Activities include video lectures which discuss key topics in the course material, available 24 hours a day/seven days a week throughout the 5 weeks of the course, asynchronous online discussion forums, online self-tests, quizzes, a case study, and an online final exam. Students will also have the ability to interact with peers and instructors.

Students will have 5 weeks of online access from the time of enrollment to complete all learning materials within the course. During the 5 weeks, students will manage their own learning pace with the assistance of instructors. The course instructors are highly-qualified additive manufacturing professionals and can be contacts via email during the course for content questions not addressed within the learning materials or within the online threaded discussions.

You will need to earn at least 80% of the available points in the course of each of the quizzes is required for successful completion of the course. You also have the option of earning 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 and opportunities for cost savings in additive manufacturing and develop core additive manufacturing industrialization strategies.

Upon completion of this course, a graduate of Additive Manufacturing Business & Economics can expect to be able to develop a business case for additive manufacturing, identify business considerations and cost drivers, discuss capital expenditures vs. outsourcing considerations, and identify business savings sustained by use of additive manufacturing. Graduates will also be able to discuss benefits of rapid prototyping with additive manufacturing and distinguish between additive manufacturing for prototyping and additive manufacturing for production. The content throughout the online course, including lecture videos, was developed by subject matter experts (SMEs) in additive manufacturing in collaboration with the highly-experienced Purdue online course development team. 

Learning Activities include video lectures which discuss key topics in the course material, available 24 hours a day/seven days a week throughout the 5 weeks of the course, asynchronous online discussion forums, online self-tests, quizzes, a case study, and an online final exam. Students will also have the ability to interact with peers and instructors.

Students will have 5 weeks of online access from the time of enrollment to complete all learning materials within the course. During the 5 weeks, students will manage their own learning pace with the assistance of instructors. The course instructors are highly-qualified additive manufacturing professionals and can be contacts via email during the course for content questions not addressed within the learning materials or within the online threaded discussions.

You will need to earn at least 80% of the available points in the course of each of the quizzes is required for successful completion of the course. You also have the option of earning up to 2 continuing education units (CEUs) for successful completion of the Additive Manufacturing Business & Economics course.