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Additive Manufacturing (Certificate)

Additive Manufacturing Student
Transform your passion for 3D printing into a full-time career!

Advances in 3D printing technologies are transforming the field of manufacturing. Additive manufacturing relies on layer-by-layer fabrication technologies, computer-aided-design (CAD) software and 3D object scanners to create an object more efficiently and with the added benefit of digital flexibility. This cutting-edge process has countless applications across every top industry from aerospace to automotive to medical to industrial manufacturing.

Ready to get started on this exciting career path?

This certificate equips students with creative and technical skills to enter the additive manufacturing industry. Explore a variety of manufacturing technologies, including traditional 3D printing, injection molding, the latest 3D scanning technologies, and more. As a student in this program, you can:

  • Complete this certificate within 18-24 months at an affordable cost
  • Gain hands-on experience in design, modeling, and production in HCC's highly-equipped digital fabrication lab
  • Prepare for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' nationally-recognized Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certificate exam
  • Work towards a career as an additive manufacturing technician and earn a competitive salary.

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 – Stratasys J55
  • Continuous carbon fiber – Markforged X7
  • Stereolithography (SLA) – Formlabs Form 2, 3, and 3L
  • Material Jetting (Polyjet) – Stratasys J55
  • 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)

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