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365 days online course

3D printing package solution – Technologies, economy, and quality

This online course package covers all aspects of 3D printing - from the printing itself to economics and quality assurance. The package gives you a 360-degree introduction to each of the seven 3D printing technologies. Among other things, you learn about the printing process, typical applications of the technology, types of materials, design options and the different types of post processing.

This online course package covers all aspects of 3D printing - from the printing itself to economics and quality assurance. The course package gives you a 360-degree introduction to each of the 7 overall 3D printing technologies. Among other things, you learn about the printing processes, typical applications of the technologies, types of materials, design options and the different types of post processing. This will give you an understanding of the benefits and limitations of the different technologies so that you can better assess when they make sense to apply. The course package can be completed in both Danish and English and is available online for 365 days.
 
Learn more about 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 package we go in depth with the 7 overall 3D printing technologies: Powder Bed Fusion in metal and plastic, Fused Deposition Modeling, Binder Jetting, Material Jetting, Vat Photopolymerization, and Directed Energy Deposition. Here, you get an overview of all the different aspects of the technologies, so you are better equipped to assess which one(s) make sense to you - and when. The package also includes a course specifically on quality assurance of 3D printing as well as a course on the economic perspectives and how to assess whether 3D printing is good business. With the Danish Technological Institute as a course provider, you are sure to get an independent and objective review of all the topics.

Benefits

  • Understanding of how each of the 7 overall 3D printing technologies work
  • Overview of the advantages and limitations of the different technologies
  • Knowledge of materials, process steps and post processing
  • Insight into the different design options as well as the design rules for each technology
  • Inspiration for different applications of each technology from a series of case examples
  • Attention to the safety aspects of each technology
  • Understanding of the economic aspects - and how they are calculated
  • Knowledge of quality assurance methods and applications as well as typical defects and challenges
 

Content

  • About the technologies
    Illustration and explanation of how the 7 overall 3D printing technologies work and what types of printers are available
  • Pros and cons
    What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different technologies - and how do they appear
  • Design possibilities and guidelines
    What unique design options do the different 3D printing technologies provide - and what design rules should you be aware of if you want to increase the probability of a good result
  • Materials
    Which materials can you print in - and what characterizes them
  • What can I print?
    Examples of cases printed with the different technologies - with illustration of the value created
  • Health, safety, and environment
    What to look out for in terms of work environment and safety when working with the different technologies
  • The printing process
    A walkthrough of the various process steps - besides the print itself - that you have to go through when working with the different technologies
  • Post processing
    What options do you have for post processing the printed parts and achieve other or better surfaces
  • Quality assurance
    Examples of standards for the technologies - and how we can ensure the quality of our parts. There is also a separate course on quality assurance, which looks at types of quality control as well as typical defects and challenges - and how we test for them
  • Economic perspectives
    What should you look for when assessing the economic potential of 3D printing - with the introduction of concepts such as added value and value chain as well as concrete examples of setting up a business case
  • Links & references
    Inspiration for further reading so you can learn even more about the technologies

Duration

The package consists of 9 courses and can be completed in approximately 6½ hours.

Format

This online course package consists of several video-based courses, which you can access for 365 days upon registration. Each course consists of a series of video modules, 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 package that goes in depth with the 3D printing technologies, we also offer a free introduction course. You can find that 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 hehe@teknologisk.dk to get an offer.