Additive Manufacturing: Manufacturers are beginning to recognize the benefits that Additive Manufacturing (AM) offers in terms of speed, simplicity, reliability, and cost. Additive manufacturing is a process in which a three-dimensional computer model design is built into a physical object by joining thin layers of material. AM is a versatile field that encompasses a variety of methods, materials, and applications.

These AM classes explain the fundamental concepts of additive manufacturing, including the main principles behind AM and the safety precautions to take during the process. These courses also introduce the basic steps in additive manufacturing and discuss the variety of methods and materials that are used to create AM products. The MTUniversity Additive Manufacturing track is available online on a subscription basis for $195. The track is approximately four hours of study and includes a vocabulary list, a pre-test and Final Exam. For CMTSEs who are in the process of recertifying their credential, this track of classes has the same Professional Development point value as a college course (2 Points). The track includes:

Intro to Additive Manufacturing

Introduces the basic concepts of AM, and discusses the history and development of AM, as well as the future. In addition, the basic process of AM is outlined and the technologies and classifications of AM are explored.

Additive Manufacturing Safety 

Describes how users can protect themselves against common mechanical, electrical, thermal, and airborne hazards associated with AM processes. This class also provides an overview of personal protective equipment (PPE), lockout/tagout procedures, Hazard Communication Standards (HCS), and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

The Basic Additive Manufacturing Process

Provides an overview of the build process used in additive manufacturing. Upon completing "The Basic AM Process," users should know the eight basic steps involved in creating an AM product.

Additive Manufacturing Methods and Materials

Provides users with an overview of the different processes used in additive manufacturing. This class also details the materials used in each process and any additional considerations specific to those materials.

You will receive an e-mail shortly after your purchase with instructions about login procedures to the MTUniversity e-Learning website. If you have any questions, please contact, Clara Mora at or 703-827-5276 or Greg Jones at or 703-827-5203.