Deloitte University Press is offering an introductory course on 3D printing aimed at business and professionals.
The “massive open online course” will be available from February 9-March 20 this year and is composed of a series of 6-7 minute videos totalling 2.5 hours in total. Periodic quizzes will ensure you’ve paid attention, and assignments are reviewed by peers.
The course is designed for: “professionals working in product design, manufacturing, supply chain, strategy, and other disciplines.”, and is a collaboration between Deloitte, America Makes, 3D Systems, Marquette University and Oak Ridge National Lab.
What will you learn? Here’s how Deloitte describes the course content:
- What is additive manufacturing? Learn the processes and technologies that fall under the AM umbrella and gain an understanding of where they fit within the universe of manufacturing technologies.
- How will AM impact my business? Explore a framework based on economic principles that helps explain how AM will influence product and supply chain evolution.
- What is happening in key sectors impacted by AM? Understand the current and potential uses of AM in sectors including medical technology, automotive, and aerospace & defense, and learn how you can analyze your own industry and company to define a path forward with AM
- What factors influence the business case for AM? Explore the key dynamics and general factors you should consider when building a business case for AM.
The instructor for the course is Mark Cotteleer of Deloitte Services, who has held research and education positions at a number of well-known institutions, specializing in operations management and supply chain management.
Fabbaloo readers who are with a business contemplating getting into 3D printing, this could be just for you. You’ll find how how 3D printing applies to your business.