Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production
An online additive manufacturing course that will help you drive innovation across the product lifecycle.
- TIME COMMITMENT 5-7 hours per week
- DURATION 12 weeks with 2 weeks off
- FORMAT Online
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Could you be driving innovation at your organization or accelerating your career with additive manufacturing? Learn how to leverage the breakthrough performance and unparalleled flexibility of 3D printing.
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- Understand the fundamental principles and workflow of polymers, metals, and composites.
- Design parts for AM that combine engineering intuition with computationally-driven design and process-specific constraints.
- Learn how to select an AM process and material for a specific application.
- Develop a cutting-edge perspective on digital transformation and the factory of the future.
- Assess the value of an additively manufactured part based on its production cost and performance.
- Navigate the complex, multivariate landscape of AM equipment materials, and applications.
- Evaluate the business case for transitioning a product to be made using AM versus the conventional approach, either in part or in whole.
- Identify how, when, and where AM can create value across the entire product lifecycle.
This course is for you if...
Your industry is or will be impacted by Additive Manufacturing (AM).
Past learners have come from a variety of industries, such as: manufacturing, construction, aerospace and defense, consumer products, healthcare, education, oil and gas, transportation, and information technology.
You apply AM in your current role or would like to pivot towards an AM-centric role.
You have the opportunity to make an impact in your organization or industry with AM, but need the tools to get started.
Past learner job titles have included:
- Product Design Engineer, Materials Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Production Engineer, Systems Design Engineer, Software Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Civil Engineer, Sales Engineer, Designer, Machinist, Sales Professional, Academic Researcher, Technician, Architect, Project Manager, Senior Manager, Director or Executive
Knowledge of pre-college math and physics is recommended.
Technical requirements: this course uses Autodesk Fusion 360 to share CAD files, structure Graded Activities and Case Studies, and otherwise provide access to professional-grade engineering tools for course students. Please review the System requirements for Autodesk Fusion 360. More info on technical requirements can be found in the MIT xPRO course FAQ.
How you will learn
LEARN BY DOING
Practice processes and methods with cutting-edge CAD and generative design tools (CAD knowledge not required), as well as case studies, assessments, and tools.
LEARN FROM OTHERS
Connect with an international community of professionals while working on projects based in real-world examples.
LEARN ON DEMAND
Access all of the content online and watch videos on the go.
REFLECT AND APPLY
Bring your new skills to your organization, through examples from technical work environments and ample prompts for reflection.
DEMONSTRATE YOUR SUCCESS
Earn a Professional Certificate and 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from MIT.
LEARN FROM THE BEST
Gain insights from MIT faculty and industry experts and connect with your course team and faculty over discussion forums and live virtual office hours.
What learners are saying
MORE THAN 4,000 PROFESSIONALS HAVE COMPLETED THIS Course
Carl Jarema, Senior Design Release Engineer, General Motors
I highly recommend the class if you are interested in Additive Manufacturing Design and Production. It is an informative class, well structured, and …Continue Reading
Andrea Bernard, Technical Translator and Writer
A challenging and deeply enriching learning experience, with real hands-on exercises. Thanks to all the staff of MIT, Haden Quinlan, A. John Hart, an…Continue Reading
Gaffar Gailani, Associate Professor, New York College of Technology
I led series of AM seminars in my department to introduce different aspects of AM as I learned them from the course. My research assistants in the la…Continue Reading
Syed Shoaib, Product Line Manager, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Learning new knowledge, [a] new skill set is very empowering. I am glad I took AM course. Challenging, enriching experience.
Marco Cravero, Senior AM Consultant, Protocube
I have never seen such a professional and production-oriented course before. Thanks to the whole MIT team and to all the students with whom I had the…Continue Reading
Vivek Kirshnamurthy, 3D Print Business Development Rep, Hewlett Packard
Money well spent. The knowledge I gained was priceless.
Atha Ur Rahman Khan, PMP
[Thank you] for a very well structured professional course on Additive Manufacturing. Really enjoyed gaining new insights from the course material an…Continue Reading
MIT Faculty and Industry Experts
Meet your instructors
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity at MIT
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT
Assistant Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Science at MIT
Professor of Management at MIT
Vice President, GE Additive
Timothy W Simpson
Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design and ManufacturingCo-Director, Penn State CIMP-3D, The Pennsylvania State University
Leader of the Additive Manufacturing Practice, Deloitte Consulting
Vice President, Engineering, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company
Production Engineering Manager, Boeing Additive Manufacturing, The Boeing Company
Mike Vander Wel
Chief Engineer, Production Engineering, The Boeing Company
Head of Additive Manufacturing Group Digitalization Department, Volkswagen Group
Kirk D Skaggs
Associate Technical Fellow, Material Development Program Manager, Tooling & Operations, Boeing Additive Manufacturing, The Boeing Company
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Operations, The Boeing Company
Additive Manufacturing Technical Lead, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; & Chair, ASTM-ISO F42 Committee on AM Technologies
Vice President & General Manager, Americas at Proto Labs
News and Events
Metal Additive Manufacturing: Technology, Design, and Scale
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Inside MIT xPRO's Online Additive Manufacturing Course for Professionals
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