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Additive Manufacturing (Certificate)

Additive manufacturing programs at HCC
Explore 3D printing technologies and their transformative impact on manufacturing.

This certificate equips students with creative and technical skills to enter the workforce in a business or industry utilizing additive manufacturing technology. Students will explore a variety of manufacturing technologies, including traditional 3D printing, injection molding, and more.  Students will also study the latest 3D scanning technologies.

Students will design, model, and produce parts, gaining hands-on experience with the latest technologies in this field. Fabrication technologies will be studied for uses ranging from rapid prototyping to traditional large-scale production.  Students in this program will have access to the following equipment in HCC’s digital fabrication lab:

  • Fused-deposition modeling (FDM) – Stratasys F170, Prusa MK3S, etc
  • Full color printing – XYZPrinting Da Vinci
  • Continuous carbon fiber – Markforged X7
  • Stereolithography (SLA) – Formlabs Form 2
  • Material Jetting (Polyjet) – Objet 30 Prime
  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) – Sinterit Lisa Pro
  • Material characterization equipment, including a tensile tester, Charpy/Izod impact toughness pendulum tester, and a scanning electron microscope (SEM)

This certificate will help students prepare for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' nationally recognized Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certificate exam.

Visit the Engineering instructional area for all related programs.

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