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3D Printing: Design Fundamentals

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Course description

This training course is designed for engineers and designers with a basic understanding of 3D printing, to help further your understanding of 3D printing, how to choose the right technology and material for your parts, and how to design with manufacturability in mind to design more effective and cost-efficient parts.

This course is available for free and all materials are provided upfront so you are able to learn at your own pace. This course qualifies for CPD points and average time to complete all self-learning material is 6 hours and 11 minutes.


Benefits of this course:

Learning outcomes:

→ Understand how to select the right technology and material for your part

→ Gain a better understanding of how to design for 3D printing to enhance part design, reduce defects, and support budget and time constraints

→ Provides practical guidelines and tips which you can apply to future part design 

→ Self-learning material provided upfront so you can complete the course to fit your own time-frame

→ CPD certification gained upon completion to support your professional development and registration

→ How to select the right technology for your project

→ How to select the right material for your part

→ How to design better parts suited for the 3D printing process

→ Tips and tricks to solve common issues and ensure your 3D printed parts meet your budget criteria

→ How to transition your design from prototype to production


1. Fundamentals

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2. Power-based Technologies

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3. Liquid-based Technologies

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4. Metal-based Technologies

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5. Design Considerations

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6. Moving to Production

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Module 1: Fundamentals

Module length: 50 minutes

Module 2: Powder-based Technologies

Module length: 1 hour 7 minutes

Module 3: Liquid-based Technologies

Module length: 37 minutes

Module 4: Metal-based Technology

Module length: 1 hour 2 minutes

Module 5: Design Considerations

Module length: 1 hour 10 minutes

Module 6: Moving to Production

Module length: 1 hour 24 minutes

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