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Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production

An online additive manufacturing course on the fundamentals, applications, and business implications of 3D printing for design and manufacturing.


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Harness the power of 3D printing

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 greatest barriers to AM's wider adoption. So, how can you leverage the potential of AM to drive innovation in your organization?

Join MIT faculty and industry leaders for an online course that 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.




John Hart

John Hart

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity at MIT

Wojciech Matusik

Wojciech Matusik

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT

Ely Sachs

Emanuel "Ely" Sachs

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT

Stefanie Mueller

Stefanie Mueller

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT

Cem Tasan

Cem Tasan

Assistant Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Science at MIT

Stephen Graves

Stephen Graves

Professor of Management at MIT

Mohammad Ehteshami

Mohammad Ehteshami

Vice President, GE Additive

Timothy W Simpson

Timothy W. Simpson

Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design and ManufacturingCo-Director, Penn State CIMP-3D, The Pennsylvania State University

Jim Joyce

Jim Joyce

Leader of the Additive Manufacturing Practice, Deloitte Consulting

John Hamilton

John Hamilton

Vice President, Engineering, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company

Adam Broda

Adam Broda

Production Engineering Manager, Boeing Additive Manufacturing, The Boeing Company

Mike Vander Wel

Mike Vander Wel

Chief Engineer, Production Engineering, The Boeing Company

Gero Corman

Gero Corman

Head of Additive Manufacturing Group Digitalization Department, Volkswagen Group

Kirk D Skaggs

Kirk D. Skaggs

Associate Technical Fellow, Material Development Program Manager, Tooling & Operations, Boeing Additive Manufacturing, The Boeing Company

Jenette Ramos

Jenette Ramos

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Operations, The Boeing Company

John Slotwinski

John Slotwinski

Additive Manufacturing Technical Lead, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; & Chair, ASTM-ISO F42 Committee on AM Technologies

Robert Bodor-1

Robert Bodor

Vice President & General Manager, Americas at Proto Labs

The MIT xPRO Learning Experience

We bring together an innovative pedagogy paired with world class faculty.


Your industry is or will be impacted by Additive Manufacturing (AM).

You apply AM in your current role or would like to pivot towards an AM-centric role.

You have the opportunity to make an impact in your organization or industry with AM, but need the tools to get started.

Knowledge of pre-college math and physics is recommended.


Professionals from a variety of industries including:

manufacturing, construction, aerospace and defense, consumer products, healthcare, education, oil and gas, transportation, and information technology. 

Professionals with job titles like: 

Product Design Engineer, Materials Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Production Engineer, Systems Design Engineer, Software Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Civil Engineer, Sales Engineer, Designer, Machinist, Sales Professional, Academic Researcher, Technician, Architect, Project Manager, Senior Manager, Director or Executive.


This course uses Autodesk Fusion 360 to share CAD files, structure Graded Activities, and Case Studies, and otherwise provide access to professional-grade engineering tools for course students.

Please review the System requirements for Autodesk Fusion 360.

More info on technical requirements can be found in the MIT xPRO course FAQ.

What Learners are Saying

More than 5,000 professionals have completed this course

carl jarema

Carl Jarema - Senior Design Release Engineer, General Motors

"I highly recommend the class if you are interested in Additive Manufacturing Design and Production. It is an informative class, well structured, and I walk away feeling I have a new skill set."


Gaffar Gailani -- Associate Professor, New York College of Technology

"I led series of AM seminars in my department to introduce different aspects of AM as I learned them from the course. My research assistants in the lab have gained now deeper understanding of AM through these seminars."


Eliana Fu - Senior Engineer: Additive Technologies, Relativity Space

"I recommend [this course] as the number one vocational certificate in Additive Manufacturing right now that you can do online, in your own time and that covers a wide range of different techniques along with quizzes, case studies, exercises in a little bit of CAD, topology optimization, business case etc...I use bits of what I have learned on this course almost every day!!"


Syed Shoaib -- Product Line Manager, Baker Hughes, a GE Company

“Learning new knowledge, [a] new skill set is very empowering. I am glad I took [the] AM course. Challenging, enriching experience."

Marco Cravero

Marco Cravero - Senior AM Consultant, Protocube

I have never seen such a professional and production-oriented course before. Thanks to the whole MIT team and to all the students with whom I had the pleasure of sharing this adventure.

Vivek Kirshnamurthy -  3D Print Business Development Rep, Hewlett Packard

Vivek Kirshnamurthy -- 3D Print Business Development Rep, Hewlett Packard

"Money well spent. The knowledge I gained was priceless."


Atha Ur Rahman Khan -- PMP

"[Thank you] for a very well structured professional course on Additive Manufacturing. Really enjoyed gaining new insights from the course material and from fellow industry professionals."

Andrea Bernard -- Technical Translator and Writer

Andrea Bernard -- Technical Translator and Writer

"A challenging and deeply enriching learning experience, with real hands-on exercises. Thanks to all the staff of MIT, Haden Quinlan, A. John Hart, and many others, for making this possible."


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Propel Your Career On Your Terms

Technology is accelerating at an unprecedented pace causing disruption across all levels of business. Tomorrow’s leaders must demonstrate technical expertise as well as leadership acumen in order to maintain a technical edge over the competition while driving innovation in an ever-changing environment.

MIT uniquely understands this challenge and how to solve it with decades of experience developing technical professionals. MIT xPRO’s online learning programs leverage vetted content from world-renowned experts to make learning accessible anytime, anywhere. Designed using cutting-edge research in the neuroscience of learning, MIT xPRO programs are application focused, helping professionals build their skills on the job.

Embrace change. Enhance your skill set. Keep learning. MIT xPRO is with you each step of the way.

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