Additive Manufacturing Design

The Additive Design course is one of three courses to fulfill the AM Engineers & Managers Certification. Course content for the AM Engineering & Manager Certification will cover AM science, technology, and design. Students will be supported by members of the ADDvisor℠ Services team from The Barnes Group Advisors, whose team contributions to the field include certifying flight hardware using AM for series production engines and aircraft. Upon completion of the course, students or professionals will be able to distinguish the advantages of AM over traditional manufacturing and list the different processes per ASTM F42 specifications, including technical capabilities, limitations, and commercial & technical considerations. The course will also cover AM design innovation and mitigation techniques, as well as benefits of rapid prototyping and more.

Course Details

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

Upon completion of this course, a graduate of AM 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 AM processes to achieve specific design goals, and apply AM design principles to standard design features. Graduates will also be able to list disruptive design techniques made possible by AM, 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 AM in collaboration with the highly-experienced Purdue online course development team. 

Learning activities include video lectures and discussions of key topics in the course material and interactive discussion blogs designed to test your ability to take an exam. Modules average 1-3 hours per module and are designed for flexibility for working professionals, 100% online and self-paced. This is all 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 Design course.

Course = 2 CEUs (20 contact hours over 5 weeks)