Online ExpertTrack in Science, Engineering & Maths

Intermediate Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)

Discover the potential of additive manufacturing for business opportunities, sustainability, process optimisation, and more.

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Explore the benefits of additive manufacturing across different industries

The use of additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, has rapidly progressed in recent years. It is now much more than a tool for producing parts and instead, can be used to unlock a wealth of business opportunities.

This ExpertTrack will take you on a deep dive into additive manufacturing to understand how it can form a business at three levels: how to adapt the business model, create new products, and how to set up the 3D printer to create new materials through printing.

Uncover the business opportunities of additive manufacturing

As you explore the current AM landscape, you’ll discover how existing business can be enhanced, and new business created using additive manufacturing.

You’ll understand how to prepare a business model canvas and apply it to a real-life case study before learning the best practices for pitching your AM business case.

Explore how additive manufacturing supports sustainability

You’ll gain an industry-specific overview of additive manufacturing and how it can help support chemical industry products and the manufacture of hydraulic blocks.

With this understanding, you’ll explore how AM can be used to support sustainability across different industries.

Delve into Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF)

With a solid understanding of additive manufacturing, you’ll explore how Laser Powder Bed Fusion is used effectively in metal additive manufacturing.

This knowledge will help you understand how you can optimise parameters to produce new materials with LPBF.

You’ll also take a test on the LPBF process parameters to demonstrate your knowledge and upon successful completion, you’ll gain a certificate of achievement.

By the end of this ExpertTrack, you’ll have increased your understanding of additive manufacturing and know how to use it to its full potential.

Key skills you will learn

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Metal additive manufacturing
  • Business models
  • Business model canvas

Learning outcomes

By the end of the ExpertTrack, you’ll be able to...

  • explain how laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) parameters can be optimised when investigating new materials
  • describe process parameters, environmental parameters, material parameters and part parameters that are important in laser powder bed fusion (LPBF)
  • explore how additive manufacturing can be used to develop your business
  • apply your improved understanding of additive manufacturing business models
  • identify how different industrial areas can implement additive manufacturing in their processes
  • assess the benefits, capabilities and limitations of additive manufacturing, and which Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) methods to use

Experience required

This ExpertTrack is designed for those with some knowledge or experience in additive manufacturing.

Getting started

It will be particularly useful if you have learned the basics of what additive manufacturing and metal 3D printing is and you’re interested in learning more.

You’ll also learn how to implement AM in an industrial company.

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Meet your instructors

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.

Interested in Additive Manufacturing technologies, new materials, and safety issues of AM. Currently working as a researcher and doctoral candidate in Aalto University.

I am the Head of Laser Laboratory at LUT University. I have a 10 year academic in career in the field of strength of materials. Last 15 years I have worked with Laser processes and AM.

I am a project researcher at the Laser Processing & Additive Manufacturing group of Mechanical Engineering department of LUT University. I have 12 years’ experience in laser processing and AM.

I am professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of KU Leuven in Belgium, where I am leading the Additive Manufacturing team.

I am a research associate at the Additive Manufacturing group of Mechanical Engineering Department of KU Leuven University and I research on process and materials in metal additive manufacturing.

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