Certification and Qualification in Additive Manufacturing Simplified

The topics of Certification and Qualification will feature prominently in the future of Additive Manufacturing (AM). Certification and qualification are not unique to highly regulated industries such as aerospace and medical. I will describe certification and qualification in terms of AM, and how it applies to both safety-critical and relatively relatively mundane applications.

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John Barnes
A Peek Behind the Scenes: What Does It Take to Produce an Online Training Course?

So what exactly does it take to create an online course? You start with a needs analysis, then course design, course development, implementation, and evaluation. Stakeholders can include SMEs, an Instructional Design (ID) team (shout out to Jun at Purdue!), Project Managers, and Technical Specialists.

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Is Additive Manufacturing a Workforce Development Strategy?

Recently, a potential client asked if we could give a presentation to their stakeholders. Requests like these are common, and topics typically include, “Industrial Additive Manufacturing” or “The Future of Additive Manufacturing.” This request, however, was a bit different. The topic this time? “Kirk, do you think Additive Manufacturing is a Workforce Development strategy?”

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