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Principles of 3D Printing Design for Industrial Engineers

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3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is transforming aerospace, automotive, medical, dental, commercial products, and a wide range of other industries. But what is it, and what do you as an industrial engineer need to know to get started?

In this course, you’ll learn about the various 3D printing processes, as well as design tips that you can implement when creating 3D models for use with additive manufacturing processes, shared by the experts at Xometry, the world’s largest digital manufacturing marketplace.

Preview the Course Modules:

  • Introduction
  • Break the Paradigm: Why 3D Print?
  • Additive Manufacturing Options
  • Put It All Together: Additive Manufacturing Platform Selection
  • Change Your Mental Model of 3D Printing Paradigms
  • Design Tips for 3D Printing
  • Using Xometry to Manufacture Custom Parts

Principles of 3D Printing Design for Industrial Engineers is an interactive course that you can take when you want and where you want, making it easy to learn at your own pace. The course features videos, quizzes, and more to help guide you from your initial concept to a finished 3D-printed product. Along the way, you’ll learn the difference between designing for end-use versus prototype, and why you need to think bottom-up in your design. You’ll also get six design tips that you can apply immediately to help you successfully produce 3D-printed parts. 


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This article was written by various Xometry contributors. Xometry is a leading resource on manufacturing with CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, 3D printing, injection molding, urethane casting, and more.