Additive manufacturing (AM), broadly known as 3D printing, is transforming how products are designed, produced, and serviced. AM enables on-demand production without dedicated equipment or tooling, unlocks digital design tools, and offers breakthrough performance and unparalleled flexibility across industries. But, knowledge remains one of the biggest barriers to AM's wider adoption. So, how can you leverage the potential of AM to drive innovation?
The AM course offered at University West will give you the knowledge and confidence to architect and implement innovative uses of AM across the product life cycle and accelerate your career in this rapidly emerging field. The aim is to establish a basic understanding of additive manufacturing (AM) as an industrial method for the manufacture of advanced parts. The course covers pre and post-processing, product design, process know-how, materials selection and basic aspects of manufacturing of metallic and polymeric products with respect to materials and processing technologies.
After completing the course, the student shall be able to:
- Discuss and analyze the basic principles and capabilities for additive manufacturing processes for metallic and polymeric materials.
- Propose basic geometric designs for additive manufacturing.
- Understand the latest trends and business opportunities in additive manufacturing.
- Show awareness of sustainability aspects in additive manufacturing.