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Additive Manufacturing for Business: Practices and Ecosystem

Explore the additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem and discover why AM should be used in your company.

Additive Manufacturing for Business: Practices and Ecosystem
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study2 hours
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Identify how to implement additive manufacturing in your organisation

On this course, you’ll examine the business case for additive manufacturing (AM) alongside experts at EIT RawMaterials.

The introduction of AM has created exciting opportunities for innovation in multiple industries, from product design to aeronautics, and understanding the market is crucial to reaping the benefits.

Learn how additive manufacturing can boost your business

AM has the potential to be profitably used in business and can have a positive impact on value chains and business models.

You’ll learn to explain how AM can be used to boost business – whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to enter the 3D printing market, or a professional interested in enhancing an existing company with AM.

Discover the additive manufacturing ecosystem

You’ll be given an in-depth overview of the current AM landscape, learning how to find your place in a market that has greatly expanded over recent decades.

You’ll also examine the practical process of implementing AM within a business.

Lead an additive manufacturing strategy in your company

Ultimately you’ll come away able to confidently make the business case for the use of additive manufacturing, armed with a clear and concise understanding of the current market and processes.

What topics will you cover?

  • Key financial advantages of additive manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing applications in the product lifecycle
  • Strategic framework of additive manufacturing implementation
  • Additively manufactured spare parts
  • Additive manufacturing ecosystem
  • Distributed manufacturing

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain how additive manufacturing can be used to improve business
  • Justify why additive manufacturing should be used in your company
  • Explore the additive manufacturing ecosystem
  • Lead additive manufacturing implementation in your company
  • Assess your position in relation to other players of the additive manufacturing ecosystem

Who is the course for?

The course is ideal for industrial professionals who are familiar with additive manufacturing on a technical level and might use it in their work for a specific purpose but have not considered how it could be used to further develop the business of their company. These professionals work in departments of research and development, product design, and manufacturing operations. The course is also suitable for entrepreneurs looking to create a start-up to enter the additive manufacturing market.

Who will you learn with?

Jouni Partanen is Professor of Advanced Production on Technologies in Aalto University, Finland. He has a PhD degree in Physics and 15 years of industrial experience in 3D Printing technologies.

Sergei Chekurov (DSc.) defended his thesis on the industrial opportunities of additive manufacturing in 2019 and continues to research the effect of AM on value creation systems at Aalto University.

Interested in Additive Manufacturing technologies, new materials, and related software solutions. Currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at Aalto University.

Who developed the course?

EIT RawMaterials

Initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, EIT RawMaterials is the largest European raw materials partnership.

Aalto University

Aalto University is located in Espoo, Finland. The university is composed of six schools (four technical schools, school of business, and school of arts, design and architecture) with over 11,000 students, 4400 staff, and close to 400 professors.

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We build a sustainable future by creating novel solutions to major global challenges. We value responsibility, courage, and collaboration.

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