US-based 3D printer manufacturer Markforged has announced a major milestone, “Additive Manufacturing University program” for learning and better understanding of 3D printing processes.
The program is a new scheme of workshops, on-site training, learning exercises and resources. It is committed to boost the adoption of 3D printing in industry, offer business with better understanding of the potential benefits of this technology and closing the knowledge gap between additive design and operations for manufacturers.
With the implementation of 3D printing, Markforged hopes companies will boost their efficiency, enhance profitability, and gain a faster time to market for their products.
“The Markforged Additive Manufacturing University aimed at teaching the processes of 3D printing.”
Andrew de Geofroy, Markforged VP of application engineering, stated, “Markforged Additive Manufacturing University is really about inspiring industry-wide innovation.”
“Once we’ve helped engineers, designers, and the manufacturing industry builds a strong foundation of additive manufacturing skills, the potential is nearly limitless,” he added.
3D printing expert at Markforged Additive Manufacturing University. Image via Markforged.
Through its Additive Manufacturing University, Markforged is offering different educational methods to develop 3D printing skills and knowledge. It is providing instructor-led courses as part of its Customer Certification Program.
The courses will teach organizations how to identify 3D printing applications; manage end-to-end print processes; to design for additive manufacturing (DfAM); and scale additive manufacturing across the business, replacing legacy manufacturing processes.
Individual participants can apply for the courses throughout the calendar year and can access the course onsite at Markforged, through single and multi-day workshops at its Boston headquarter.
The Additive Manufacturing University is also offering the certification program to the companies at their facility, with custom-tailored courses designed for larger teams. The price of the course varies depending on the topic of the workshop at the headquarters, and companies can request an invite to gain a specific quote.
Moreover, Markforged is also providing a free online resource called the Markforged Learning Library, which aims to convey the 3D printing landscape by teaching the tools, technologies and terminologies that have shaped the industry. The service will provide guides, articles, videos and various other resources to help people understand the process and design of additive manufacturing.