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MT Additive Manufacturing

Manufacturers increasingly recognize the speed, simplicity, reliability, and cost benefits of Additive Manufacturing (AM), the process of building a three-dimensional computer model into a physical object by joining thin layers of material. AMT has partnered with ToolingU, the leading e-Learning content provider in the manufacturing industry to deliver specific AM tracks.

MT Additive Manufacturing explains fundamental concepts, introduces the basic steps, and examines the methods and materials used to create AM products. The Suite includes a vocabulary list, pre-test, and final exam.

  • Classes require approximately one hour to complete and include a vocabulary list, pre-test, and final exam.
  • Classes are text-based with audio voice-overs, video examples, photos, diagrams, and illustrations.
  • Learners may take virtual notes that are saved to the learning platform.
  • All classes are self-paced, and progress is auto-saved as the learner moves through each lesson.
  • Learners have one year to complete the suite. During that time, learners may revisit classes even after they are complete.
As with all MTUniversity courses, learner progress is tracked and completion results are reported to training managers, HR managers, or other managers and company principals. Successful completion of MT Additive Manufacturing results in a custom certificate of completion.

Intro to Additive Manufacturing Basic concepts of AM; history, development, and future of AM; the basic process of AM plus its technologies and classifications.
Additive Manufacturing Safety AM user safety, personal protective equipment (PPE), lockout/tagout procedures, Hazard Communication Standards (HCS), and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
The Basic Additive Manufacturing Process Build processes, including the eight basic steps involved in creating an AM product.
Additive Manufacturing Methods and Materials AM processes, including materials used in each process and any additional considerations specific to those materials.
Design for Additive Manufacturing Conceptualizing and creating part designs with consideration to prototyping or production with increased complexity, functionality, integration, and mass customization.
Additive Manufacturing Materials Science AM materials with respect to the different AM processes, such as thermoplastic and thermoset polymers, ferrous metals and nonferrous alloys, and ceramic and composite materials.
Integrating Additive Manufacturing with Traditional Manufacturing Considerations when adding an AM component to traditional manufacturing operations, including cost, logistics, and best uses of AM with traditional manufacturing, from prototyping to production.
Additive Manufacturing as a Secondary Process Advantages and disadvantages of AM as a secondary (or indirect) process, plus the benefits of AM and its impact on traditional manufacturing processes (reducing lead time costs, tooling, and labor) in order to identify the traditional manufacturing areas that benefit from AM.

AMT members: $395/person
Non-members: $495/person | Is your company a member?