Additive manufacturing, commonly known as rapid prototyping, is becoming an extremely fast-growing manufacturing process, enabling the quick manufacture of complex parts at minimal cost. However, there appears to be a great deal of confusion and misinformation regarding process capabilities and uses. In this class we will help you to understand the information surrounding this significant manufacturing process. You will gain an understanding of the current 3D printing techniques, the capabilities and limitations of the technology, and the brief history of rapid prototyping.
- Gain a base-level understanding of current 3D printing techniques
- Gain a general understanding of the history of 3D printing
- Understand the capabilities of 3D printing
- Understand the limitations of 3D printing