Several course options are being developed with the help of the EDA Build Back Better Regional Competition award to help companies with the adoption of additive manufacturing.

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Introductory Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program

WSU NIAR’s Introductory Additive Manufacturing (AM) Certificate Program is an in-person, 3-day training that incorporates hands-on exercises and lectures. 

  • Covers the introductory topics pertaining to the background, applications, materials, processes and advantages of additive manufacturing (AM).
  • Provides basic level information of the additive manufacturing workflow, terminology, standards and the computer-aided design (CAD) skills required to create a simple 3D part.
  • Get a first-hand experience on how to print a part on the Prusa 3D printer by incorporating the 3D printing workflow which comprises of modeling, STL file generation, slicing, printing and post-processing.

March 27-29, 2024
National Center for Aviation Training - Wichita, KS, Room M166 (CAD/CAM Lab)

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Intermediate Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program

  • Gain an understanding of the general design rules/guidelines pertaining to polymer and metal additive manufacturing via DfAM exercises.
  • Know the best practices of safety aspects while working with 3D printing. 
  • Provides intermediate-level CAD training on wireframe and surface design.
  • Learn how to do Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and apply it for 3D printing by incorporating the entire FEA workflow.
  • Carry out 3D printing on an industrial grade machine that includes slicer software, machine setup, build, post-processing, etc. 

Expert Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program

  • Provides advanced-level CAD training on wireframe and surface design.
  • Learn the importance of performing topology optimization on a legacy part.
  • Acquaint yourself with the parameter optimization, quality, business and economics aspects of AM.
  • Primarily focuses on metal AM using directed energy deposition (DED) / powder bed fusion (PBF) technology to produce a part.