This introductory course on Additive Manufacturing Software Tools will allow you to quickly acquire the software knowledge and skills to become proficient in creating 3D parts and assemblies using additive manufacturing software. Most of the general population does not realize that 3D printing has been around for over 30 years. At the other extreme many people who work with and around 3D printing frequently claim that Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a revolutionary technological breakthrough. Some people project that AM is potentially a disruptive technology that will replace traditional manufacturing and the way goods are produced and distributed while others see it as primarily a tool for rapid prototyping with some limited low volume production capability. Regardless, AM technology continues to advance rapidly with the development and expansion of 3D printing capabilities, software advancements, scanning systems, and growth in the type materials that can be used with these systems. In this course you will be introduced to and develop a basic understanding of the various software tools that make AM Technology a reality and how they are used in design, translation, preparation, setup, control and production of 3D printed objects. You will also be introduced to some of the ways these tools are being applied to UAS and Medical / Dental device design and creation.
The overall Goals and Objectives for this course are listed below. Each Module of the course contains individual objectives that support the overall course goals and objectives.
Note 1: This course will be held online with rolling enrollment.
Note 2: This course will run three weeks from the start date as scheduled with Sinclair once enrollment is complete.
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