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Additive Manufacturing for Business: Practices and Ecosystem
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.
- 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
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
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.
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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