Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing

All basics about additive manufacturing, 3D printing, processes, slicers, filaments, and much more.
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What is Additive Manufacturing?
Type of 3D printers and their features.
Design principles for additive manufacturing.
What is a slicer? The main parameters of the slicer?


  • No prerequisites are required.


Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is revolutionizing the way products are designed, manufactured, and serviced.

Additive manufacturing provides on-demand manufacturing without specialized equipment, opens digital design tools, and provides breakthrough performance and unrivaled flexibility in various industries.

You'll learn about the notion of additive manufacturing, how it's used in production, and what creates should think about when deciding whether or not to use it. We'll cover additive manufacturing processes, the advantages, and limitations of these processes, and the approaches to be used in considering the material properties and design for additive manufacturing.

Advantages of Additive Manufacturing:

  • Freedom of Design: All you need is the digital 3D model of component appearance.

  • Shorter Lead Times: You can save a lot of time by reducing the load of work, equipment, and materials.

  • Low-Volume Manufacturing: This method is useful for specialized entities that you don't need much of.

  • Ability to Design Complex Geometry: 3D printing captures complexity that conventional manufacturing processes do not.

  • Cost-Effective: Initial investment in tools and printing equipment is high, but significant cost savings are realized throughout the manufacturing process.

3D printing is one of the cutting-edge technologies developed to date and has great potential for future applications in the manufacturing industry.

A hands-on course detailing the introduction to additive manufacturing can help you develop your knowledge of 3D printing. If you wish to acquire the engineering skills necessary to master the art of product design and manufacturing.

Who this course is for:

  • Have you ever wondered how to materialize the design idea that you have in your head? In this course, you will learn the most convenient way of manufacturing and it is additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. 3D printing is the process of creating 3D solid objects from a pre-designed 3D model digital file. 3D printing is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing where a piece of metal, plastic, wood, or other solid material is cut/hollowed out.
  • 3D printing enables you to produce complex shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods. There are different types of 3D printers with different material printing capabilities (plastic, metal, biomaterials). Each type of printer has its advantages and disadvantages that should be considered in advance.
  • In this course, you will learn about all these aspects and more. You'll learn the different additive processes, pros and cons of each.


Mechanical Design Engineer
Davit Ayvazyan
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  • 760 Students
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Davit Ayvazyan is a Mechanical and Industrial Design Engineer with over 12 years of experience. He graduated from the Machine-Building Department of State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA, National Polytechnic University of Armenia).

He presents a combination of critical and conceptual skills and an understanding of the entire product development and the specifics of engineering systems.

Proud member of Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square.

Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional in Mechanical Design.

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