Additive Manufacturing Specialization

Learn Key 3D Printing Techniques for Manufacturing. Learn about the growing field of additive manufacturing through an introduction to six different AM processes.
This specialization is designed to be an introduction to additive manufacturing (AM) with exposure to six different AM processes. The field of AM can be broadly divided into three elements: process, materials and design. This specialization will provide a broad overview of all three elements, which is an ideal preparation for more advanced courses that dive more deeply into the growing field of AM. This specialization covers build preparation, machine setup, and post-processing requirements for six different AM processes. In addition, learners will explore the cross-cutting aspects of AM, including part orientation, supports, design for additive manufacturing, key process parameters, and mechanical and surface properties.
What You Will Learn:
- Students will compare and contrast different additive manufacturing processes and describe a typical AM process flow.
- Students will identify three different modes of 3D printing: material extrusion, photopolymer resin processes, and powder bed fusion.
- Students will apply the DfAM staircase framework to make additive manufacturing decisions.
- Students will compare and contrast different additive manufacturing processes and describe a typical AM process flow.

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Selective Laser Sintering and Metal Laser Powder Bed Fusion (Coursera)

Mar 4th 2024
Selective Laser Sintering and Metal Laser Powder Bed Fusion (Coursera)
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Powder bed fusion is one of the additive manufacturing processes that has found the most application in functional part production. In this course we discuss this process in the context of polymers (selective laser sintering) and metals (laser powder bed fusion), with an emphasis on machine setup and [...]

Material Jetting and Stereolithography (Coursera)

Mar 4th 2024
Material Jetting and Stereolithography (Coursera)
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This course looks at two photopolymer resin-based processes: material jetting and stereolithography. We walk through the build preparation, printing, and post-processing for both processes, and discuss the kinds of applications for which these processes are well suited.

Material Extrusion (Coursera)

Mar 4th 2024
Material Extrusion (Coursera)
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This course is a deep dive into the most commonly used method of additive manufacturing: material extrusion. We specifically examine the fused deposition modeling process, and then look at the related composite extrusion process which can extrude a continuous fiber (such as carbon fiber) along with a [...]

Design for Additive Manufacturing (Coursera)

Mar 4th 2024
Design for Additive Manufacturing (Coursera)
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Should a part be made with additive manufacturing? If so, what process should one select, and what design choices should one make? This course seeks to answer these questions by providing a framework called the DFAM staircase, and by providing a scorecard for assessing appropriateness for additive [...]

Introduction to Additive Manufacturing Processes (Coursera)

Mar 4th 2024
Introduction to Additive Manufacturing Processes (Coursera)
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This course provides an overview of additive manufacturing processes, setting the stage for a deeper dive into individual processes. We will compare and contrast different additive manufacturing processes, and we will discuss a typical additive manufacturing process flow, from design file to finished [...]