UL and Tooling U-SME present the first tier of their Additive Manufacturing (AM) certification program, Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing. The collaborative program is based upon UL’s multi-tiered AM training program and Tooling U-SME’s Professional Certification. In response to industry feedback, this program provides a single course and certification offering with UL and Tooling U-SME joining together to align our previously independent programs.
The Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Certification program at RAPID + TCT includes the recommended prep course and seated certification exam. The prep course is a discussion-oriented and interactive session in which participants receive comprehensive introductory knowledge of the 3D printing industry. Covering terms and definitions, software and hardware as well as discussing applications and case studies, you will begin to understand the benefits of 3D printing in a way that is relevant to your business needs. The certification exam is a three hour proctored, open book and open note exam consisting of 100 multiple choice questions.
Upon passing the exam, students earn their Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification. The certification may be stackable, creating a flexible, modular pathway for mastering the principles and processes of AM.
- Identify the various 3D printing technologies & their benefits/limitations
- Define the basic 3D printing process
- Understand the hardware & software for 3D digital file management
- Identify common materials for each 3D printing technology
- Describe integration of 3D printing with secondary manufacturing processes (e.g. casting & molding)
- Identify basic safety & quality considerations specific to 3D printing
Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Certification is for any business professional, engineer, designer, or technician with a desire to learn about 3D printing and enter the Additive Manufacturing industry.
Upon completion of this course students will receive a certificate of completion. To pass the exam, students must receive a score of 70% or higher to earn full certification. After the exam is scored, students will receive official results by mail, which includes an Examination Analysis report that provides a breakdown of your results by knowledge area.
Non-Member pricing: $835
SME Member pricing: $695
Fee include course materials, seated certification exam and on-site food and beverage.
This fee is separate from the RAPID + TCT event registration fee.