Course Overview

Discover the critical role of design in additive manufacturing. This course teaches the essentials of designing high-quality, efficient projects that optimize build time and profitability.

Format: Online & Self-Study

Duration: 16 Hours

Location: Online

Key Learning Methods:




Practice Tasks

Live Expert Session

Sale price$100.00

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About This Course

Additive manufacturing stands at the forefront of industrial technology innovation, yet its success heavily depends on effective design strategies. This course aims to impart a deep understanding of design principles essential for additive manufacturing, covering the comprehensive process chain from design to application. By focusing on reducing material usage, build time, and overall costs, learners will acquire the knowledge to significantly enhance the efficiency and profitability of their projects.

The curriculum delves into the intricacies of designing for 3D printing, offering a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience. Participants will explore the limitations and possibilities inherent in 3D printing, learning to navigate the balance between innovation and practicality.

Through a detailed examination of the additive manufacturing process chain, including optimization and orientation stages, students will gain invaluable insights into producing viable and inventive parts, ready to apply this expertise in a professional setting.

Who is it for

  • This course is designed for professionals and enthusiasts eager to excel in the field of additive manufacturing. It is particularly suited for:

  • Designers seeking to specialize in 3D printing

  • Engineers focused on manufacturing and production optimization

  • Project managers overseeing additive manufacturing projects

  • Students and academics interested in cutting-edge manufacturing technologies

  • Professionals aiming to transition into the additive manufacturing industry

What You Will Learn

  • Embrace the future of manufacturing with a course that lays the foundation for innovative design in additive manufacturing. You will:

  • Understand the critical design guidelines for additive manufacturing

  • Learn how to reduce costs and improve efficiency through smart design

  • Master the AM Design Thinking methodology to foster innovation in your projects

  • Gain practical experience with hands-on exercises in real-world additive manufacturing scenarios

  • Explore advanced topics like generative design, topology optimization, and process simulation

What Our Students Say About This Certificate Program


Gain an overview of additive manufacturing, its history, significance, and the core principles that underpin successful applications in various industries.
Dive into the essentials of additive manufacturing design, covering the fundamental concepts, workflow, and the importance of a solid design foundation.
Explore the AM Design Thinking methodology, learning to apply creative problem-solving skills to overcome design challenges and seize opportunities for innovation.
Understand the complete additive manufacturing process chain, from initial design to final application, including crucial stages such as optimization and orientation.
Delve into advanced design strategies that leverage computational algorithms to create optimized, high-performance parts tailored for additive manufacturing.


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The Process Science and Engineering for Metal AM Certificate Program typically spans to up to a 4-week duration. Upon finishing the online learning modules and final assessment, participants gain the opportunity to engage in an Expert session facilitated monthly by the Additive Minds Academy. In the event of missing the current session, participants have the option to join the subsequent one. Every certificate program encompasses a complementary Expert session, and learners enjoy 12 months of access to the online content learning platform.

We recommend that learners who take this course have a technical background and (at least) moderate experience in additive manufacturing. Familiarity with EOSPRINT 2 basics for the Parameter Editor training is required.

No, all required software training licenses are provided. You’ll have 6 months of access to the EOSPRINT 2 parameter editor upon obtaining the license.

The comprehensive focus of this course on all aspects related to the core of the metal laser powder bed fusion process make it stand head and shoulders above similar certification programs. The in-depth information about all steps of the AM process chain from process parameter development to post-processing will have a positive long-term impact on their understanding of the whole metal LPBF process.

This course is designed for process and applications engineers, material scientist and quality engineers that are working on metal laser powder bed fusion related programs.

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