Principles of Additive Manufacturing-- eLearning Course

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Price: $199
About the Course

Additive manufacturing (AM) is an evolving industry, making foundational knowledge crucial to both the daily user as well as support personnel. This course will introduce the seven types of AM technologies defined by ISO/ASTM 52900, as well as other essential industry terms and definitions. Additive manufacturing encompasses much more than just the printing of parts; explore each step of the process chain and gain a working knowledge of AM material types and their applications. Safety and facility considerations are key components to AM implementation. This course will address the considerations applicable to AM and to the specific type of AM technology. Understanding the applications and industries where AM is commonly found will help in identifying potential AM uses within your organization.

The course takes approximately 2 hours to complete and includes instructional video content and interactive knowledge checks.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the attendees will be able to:

  • Explain common AM terms and definitions
  • Describe the steps required in AM in addition to printing
  • List the 7 AM technologies found in ISO/ASTM 52900 and explain the basics of how they print parts
  • Recognize the commonly used materials for AM and the different forms they may be found
  • Identify safety considerations in AM and establish the need for risk mitigation
  • Summarize where AM is utilized and the potential benefits of using AM


    This training course will be most valuable to those who are new to additive manufacturing (AM) at any level - operator, engineer, or management. Other interested roles are those working alongside AM personnel such as procurement, sourcing, logistics, accounting, facility management, and safety.

About the Subject Matter Experts

Paul Bates is an Additive Manufacturing Lead Project Engineer for ASTM International. In this role, he brings his technical expertise to drive the projects in Additive Manufacturing training, safety, and certification. He is an industry-recognized AM veteran. Before joining ASTM, Bates was the Manager for Facility Safety and Workforce Development in Additive Manufacturing at UL and served 20+ years at Reebok, where he guided the global athletic footwear leader’s Additive Manufacturing Lab and 3D CAD Team as the Director of Advanced Process Engineering. A 2012 recipient of the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) DINO Award, Bates is fluent in numerous AM processes, including DMLS, SLS, FDM, and Polyjet. Paul is a member of SME for the past 16 years. He is a Past President of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG). He has a BS degree in Design Technology from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH, and a Master’s Degree in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.

Bonnie Meyer is an Additive Manufacturing Lead Project Engineer for ASTM International and brings over 20 years of experience in additive manufacturing with a focus on expanding the technical knowledge and usage of AM across a variety of industries. Bonnie started her additive manufacturing career at Stratasys as an Application Engineer; becoming Director of Application Engineering where she led the team in proving AM technology capabilities, application development, and creating training programs for AM users. Prior to her current role, Bonnie also worked at Eaton, Evolve Additive Solutions, and Roboze, Inc. to advance additive manufacturing use-cases and capabilities. Through these experiences with FDM, Polyjet, DLS, and STEP, Bonnie brings practical expertise to ASTM International to advance the projects and opportunities for Education and Workforce Development. Bonnie received her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. She is a 2016 recipient of the DINO Award from the Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG).


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Internet access is required.

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