This online course focuses on how to assess the economic potential of 3D printing - this cannot be calculated in the same way as for conventional manufacturing. Using concrete examples, the course illustrates how to identify added value and how this value is calculated in the business case. The course can be completed in both Danish and English and is available online for 365 days.
Learn to assess the economics of 3D printing
Additive Manufacturing (AM) - or 3D printing - is increasingly used as a production resource and thus no longer only for prototypes. Several independent analyses point to 3D printing as one of the manufacturing technologies that Danish industry can use to improve competitiveness and maintain Danish production jobs.
In this course, we go in depth with the economics of 3D printing. Economy is important because it will usually be economic considerations that determine whether you choose 3D printing as the production method over conventional manufacturing. However, the economic potential of 3D printing cannot be calculated in the same way as for conventional manufacturing - more elements must be included than with a traditional calculation. Therefore, the course focuses on aspects such as added value, value chain, product life and setting up the business case. That way, you get a better foundation for assessing whether 3D printing makes sense from an economic point of view. With the Danish Technological Institute as a course provider, you are also sure to get an impartial and objective review of the subject.
- Understand the traditional cost calculation in a 3D printing context
- Be able to assess the economic potential of 3D printing
- Learn how to set up the business case for 3D printing
- Knowledge of added value through the entire value chain
- Get a model to illustrate savings and additional costs
- Be inspired by good business cases
- Traditional cost calculation
The traditional cost calculation seen in a 3D printing context
- Assessment of the business case
What to look for when assessing whether 3D printing is a good solution - introducing the concept of 'added value'
- Added value
A review of five different forms of added value – e.g. direct, indirect, and derivative
- Value chain considerations
An explanation of the value chain concept with illustration of the various activity flows - and visualization of how it can be applied to 3D printing
- Examples of 3D print cases
Review of cases from different industries that create added value with the use of 3D printing – including the business case
- Links & references
Inspiration for further reading, so you can learn even more about the economics behind 3D printing
The course consists of 7 modules and can be completed in approximately 45 minutes.
This online course consists of several video modules, which you can access for 365 days upon registration. Each module consists of a video, and in addition there is a short introduction which explains how the course works. Slides in the videos are in English but the speak is made in both Danish and English. There are test questions along the way to ensure the understanding of the content.
You complete the course modules via your computer or tablet with audio and access to the Internet. You can control when and in what order you want to complete the modules - and they can be paused along the way. Consequently, you do not have to complete all modules at once.
Were you looking for another online 3D printing course?
In addition to this course, we offer 9 different online 3D printing courses. 7 of the courses go in depth with each of the other 7 overall 3D printing technologies, and there is also a free introduction course. In addition, there is a course focusing on quality control. It is also possible to buy all the courses as a package with a 25 percent discount. You will find the courses here.
Buy online courses for more people
Are you a department or an entire company that wants access to online courses? In that case, we can also adapt the courses to your platform. Contact Henning Henningsen at 72201838 or email@example.com to get an offer.