ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CERTIFICATE
For Engineers, Managers and Executives

Additive Manufacturing (AM) thinks about the world in terms of individual layers of “ink.” In the vast and diverse world of 3D printing, “ink” can be plastics, proteins, titanium, or candy. The possibilities are infinite. AM parts are designed to be built up, material is added, not carved away. This fundamental shift from the traditional subtractive approach to manufacturing is the primary reason that AM is so disruptive.

Design for AM (DfAM) provides engineers with freedom and flexibility to enable efficient and creative solutions. As with any manufacturing process, that freedom comes with the responsibility to  anticipate the manufacturing route and carefully consider how design features will impact the AM production process. The decisions made in the conceptual design stage heavily influence the economics of part production. AM is a team sport and includes many disciplines to effectively design,
build, and qualify a part. The diverse world of AM has grown from its origins into seven broad  categories with new entrants challenging those categories every day.

In this course we provide a methodology that outlasts these categorizations. Instead of adhering to mandated definitions (which are rapidly changing), we study how the layer is created, the form of the ink, and the energy required to make all of these aspects work together.

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AM Hub, TBGA team up on training

AMTIL’s Additive Manufacturing Hub (AM Hub) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Barnes Global Advisors (TBGA) engineering consultancy to deliver training solutions for Australia’s additive manufacturing community.

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For more information on this course please see the brochure below.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN AM COURSE

The right AM course for you is the one that closely aligns with your professional and educational goals while allowing you to gain practical, applied knowledge in a flexible environment. Consider these aspects of course selection before choosing an AM course:

CONSISTENCY – IP AND OWNERSHIP
The material presented is owned and updated by the trainer regularly. Everyone gains the same knowledge and insights so that a certificate is meaningful. Seminars are useful and educational but  distinct because the speakers may not be trained in education, nor do they seek to take a group of people and arm them with the same information, the same vocabulary, or the same learning objectives. Training helps get many people on the same page. If the trainer has not invested in their content, why should you?

EXPERIENCE – AM AND INSTRUCTORS
Do the trainers have the expertise to teach? Do they have experience in the field to share? The ability of the trainer to take a deep dive into the material is critical to your team’s success. Are the trainers enthusiastic about what they do? Can they communicate well? Being a sound engineer is a good start, but being able to communicate effectively is essential. The best educators can explain the same concept in three or more different ways to speak to a variety of learning styles.

VALUE – USING AM AND ROI
Training is meant to improve the skills of the employee, which brings value to the company. Does your trainer have evidence that their training results in a positive return on investment?

CONTENT – AGNOSTIC AND UNBIASED
Is there an organizing framework for presenting the material? Is it comprehensive, or does it only describe one or two AM technologies? Are the instructors independent and agnostic to give you an unbiased view? Can the training material meet your requirements? Is there a stated goal, and are there learning objectives? Do the trainers have their own content, case studies, quizzes as opposed to referring to well-known examples available in the literature?

PEDAGOGY – LEARNER FOCUSED
Does the training use text, images, videos, case studies, discussions, and team activities effectively to engage different learning styles? Everyone has a different learning style, and while presentations may convey lots of information quickly, they cater to passive learners. Discussions, case studies, and problem-based learning appeal better to active learners, who learn by engaging with the material, the instructor, and their peers. Trainers should employ proper pedagogy to ensure that everyone meets
the learning objectives and training outcomes.

ASSESSMENT – SHOW IT AND PROVE IT
How do you know the training was successful? Have former students successfully applied their training after course completion? Have they come back after training with follow-up questions showing they have retained and are using the training? A concluding assessment (quiz, presentation, or case study is essential in gauging the students’ absorption of the information. Learning and development of new skills require knowledge acquisition and knowledge application. By assessing
this knowledge, we ensure that much of it is retained.


ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program offered through the Purdue Online College of Engineering and facilitated by The Barnes Global Advisors is ideal for professionals with a manufacturing background and is designed to bring you from novice to broad awareness on your pace and schedule.

The Purdue AM Certificate provides three different Level 1 online courses:

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR ENGINEERS AND MANAGERS
Essentials | Technology & Materials | Design

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR EXECUTIVES
Essentials | Technology & Materials | Business & Economics

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (WITH HONORS)
Essentials | Technology & Materials | Design | Business & Economics

While the three paths are similar, Additive Manufacturing for Executives spends more time on economics while the course for Engineers and Managers spends that time discussing design. If a comprehensive view is desired, all four courses can be taken to earn a Level 1 Certificate with Honors

IN THIS COURSE
As working engineers, we recognize the importance of meeting both the design and business case for additive manufacturing. To continue that learning, we also offer on-site classes and a robust team of experienced additive manufacturing experts to guide as you implement your learnings. The primary goal of each course is to create a common language around AM that enables your teams to begin identifying and planning for AM opportunities within the organization.

TBGA has developed a rich pedagogy that engages manufacturing engineering professionals to facilitate an in-depth understanding of AM in a self-paced environment. Relying on our decades of experience as engineers, manufacturers, designers, executive leaders, and educators, our team created educational materials that led even the most inexperienced professionals to spearhead AM Centers of Excellence within their organizations.

The TBGA AM Maturity Model is the backbone of our program. Students learn that it is never too early to incorporate DfAM principles into design or to begin distributing AM skills through the organization. This self-paced, instructor supported course provides students with a structured approach to learning.

The course is 100% online, and while it can be completed as quickly or as slowly as needed, most learners achieve certificate within 15 weeks.

STUDENTS GAIN
An expansive vocabulary to describe the many materials, processes, and applications involved in AM
A basic understanding of the steps in each of the seven ASTMdefined AM processes, including the advantages and disadvantage of each and technical and commercial considerations
Insight into the various industries that utilize AM
Ability to categorize material types used in AM
An understanding of the workflow and tools required in AM
Identify opportunities for AM within a product, program, and organization with an eye on design, producibility, and budget
An understanding of the economic impact of AM
Ability to analyze the value of an additively manufactured product based on production cost and performance
An understanding of the future of AM and how its development is shaping manufacturing
An Additive Manufacturing Certificate from Purdue Online College of Engineering

WHAT TO EXPECT

Detailed, self-paced course supported by a series of online video instruction, workbooks, discussion groups, and case studies
Access to AM experts with years of experience implementing and producing AM parts for real-world applications
Detailed workbooks that act as a reference guide and include both images and text to support online video content
Real-world case studies that convey the many and varied AM application opportunities
Access to discussion groups populated by instructors and peers

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DIVERSE AND EXPERIENCED TEACHING TEAM

The Barnes Global Advisors was founded by Purdue graduate John E. Barnes (BSMSE ’92, MSMSE ’94), and the team has over 130 years of experience in additive and advanced manufacturing. The ADDvisor® Services team is comprised of experienced engineers from multi-disciplinary backgrounds whose contributions include qualifying aerospace flight hardware and adopting AM in medical, oil and gas and heavy transportation industries.

These professional certificates are supported by several members of the ADDvisor® Services team. Because these instructors are active professionals with decades of consulting and industry experience, they are ideally positioned to provide students with a wealth of knowledge, foundational skills, and effective preparation for real-world application.

JOHN E. BARNES
John has a 25+ year career in product development and aerospace and has been involved in metal additive manufacturing throughout this career beginning in the late 1990s, where he was part of the Sandia National Labs LENS™ CRADA.

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LAURA ELY
Laura is the ADDvisor® Services Leader at The Barnes Global Advisors; she leads a team of industry recognized additive manufacturing experts in providing specialty technical and strategic solutions to solve customer problems.

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TIM SIMPSON, PH.D.
Tim has more than 20 years of experience using and teaching students, designers, and engineers about 3D printing and AM. As CoDirector of Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D),

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KIRK ROGERS
Dr. Rogers has used additive technologies to solve manufacturing, repair & supply chain problems for the last ten years. He recently led the startup of a $40M Additive Manufacturing R&D center, the culmination of a nearly 20-year career at GE.

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KEVIN SLATTERY
Dr. Slattery was most recently the Chief Scientist for Additive Manufacturing in Boeing Research and Technology (BR&T). He was responsible for developing and integrating the technical roadmaps and along with building and leading a multi-skilled team to execute and deliver AM metallics throughout the enterprise.

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CHRIS ALDRIDGE
Chris started his career at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, focusing initially on additive manufacturing (AM) technology development, characterization, and implementation for composite tooling and flight hardware. While at LM, Chris was responsible for optimizing AM process parameters,

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CHELSEA CUMMINGS
Chelsea began her engineering career at Honeywell Aerospace more than five years ago, gaining experience in various roles, including additive manufacturing. Her AM experience has focused on the development of metal parts built on powder bed machines for aerospace applications.

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