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Discover AM is an additive manufacturing essentials course for all employees.

Learn the basic steps in each key process, real-world applications of additive manufacturing, and categorize material types used in additive manufacturing.


Course objectives include:

  • Gain a basic understanding of AM

  • List various industries using AM

  • Explain basic steps in each key process in AM

  • Define commonly used terms

  • Categorize material types used in AM

  • Distinguish the advantages of AM over traditional manufacturing

  • Identify good candidates for AM

  • Discuss the impact of the selection of the 1) process and 2) material for decision making in AM

  • Discuss typical applications of AM by complexity of requirements

  • List examples of real-world applications of AM

  • Gain understanding of the workflow and tools required to turn a concept into a part