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An online additive manufacturing course on the fundamentals, applications, and business implications of 3D printing for design and manufacturing.
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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.
Understand the technical principles and workflows for AM of polymers, metals, and composites.
Assess the value of an additively manufactured part based on its production cost, performance, and use case.
Design parts for AM by combining process knowledge, computational design tools, and application requirements.
Navigate the complex, multivariate landscape of AM equipment, materials, and applications.
Learn how to select an AM process and material for a specific application.
Evaluate the business case for transitioning a product to be made using AM versus a conventional approach, either in part or in whole.
Share your cutting-edge perspective on digital transformation and the factory of the future.
Identify how, when, and where AM can create value across the entire product lifecycle.
We bring together an innovative pedagogy paired with world class faculty.
Practice processes and methods with cutting-edge CAD and generative design tools (CAD knowledge not required), as well as case studies, assessments, and tools.
Connect with an international community of professionals while working on projects based on real-world examples.
Access all of the content online and watch videos on the go.
Bring your new skills to your organization, through examples from technical work environments and ample prompts for reflection.
Earn a Professional Certificate and 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from MIT.
Gain insights from MIT faculty and industry experts and connect with your course team and faculty over discussion forums and live virtual office hours.
More than 5,000 professionals have completed this course
"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."
"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."
"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!!"
“Learning new knowledge, [a] new skill set is very empowering. I am glad I took [the] AM course. Challenging, enriching experience."
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.
"Money well spent. The knowledge I gained was priceless."
"[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."
"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."
Your industry is or will be impacted by Additive Manufacturing (AM).
Past learners have come from a variety of industries, such as: manufacturing, construction, aerospace and defense, consumer products, healthcare, education, oil and gas, transportation, and information technology.
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.
Past learner job titles have included:
Knowledge of pre-college math and physics is recommended.
Technical requirements: 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.
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Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity at MIT
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT
Assistant Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Science at MIT
Professor of Management at MIT
Vice President, GE Additive
Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design and ManufacturingCo-Director, Penn State CIMP-3D, The Pennsylvania State University
Leader of the Additive Manufacturing Practice, Deloitte Consulting
Vice President, Engineering, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company
Production Engineering Manager, Boeing Additive Manufacturing, The Boeing Company
Chief Engineer, Production Engineering, The Boeing Company
Head of Additive Manufacturing Group Digitalization Department, Volkswagen Group
Associate Technical Fellow, Material Development Program Manager, Tooling & Operations, Boeing Additive Manufacturing, The Boeing Company
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Operations, The Boeing Company
Additive Manufacturing Technical Lead, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; & Chair, ASTM-ISO F42 Committee on AM Technologies
Vice President & General Manager, Americas at Proto Labs
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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.
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