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Additive Manufacturing for Business: Practices and Ecosystem

Aalto University and EIT RawMaterials via FutureLearn

Overview

Identify how to implement additive manufacturing in your organisation

On this course, you’ll examine the business case for additive manufacturing (AM) alongside experts at EIT RawMaterials.

The introduction of AM has created exciting opportunities for innovation in multiple industries, from product design to aeronautics, and understanding the market is crucial to reaping the benefits.

Learn how additive manufacturing can boost your business

AM has the potential to be profitably used in business and can have a positive impact on value chains and business models.

You’ll learn to explain how AM can be used to boost business – whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to enter the 3D printing market, or a professional interested in enhancing an existing company with AM.

Discover the additive manufacturing ecosystem

You’ll be given an in-depth overview of the current AM landscape, learning how to find your place in a market that has greatly expanded over recent decades.

You’ll also examine the practical process of implementing AM within a business.

Lead an additive manufacturing strategy in your company

Ultimately you’ll come away able to confidently make the business case for the use of additive manufacturing, armed with a clear and concise understanding of the current market and processes.

The course is ideal for industrial professionals who are familiar with additive manufacturing on a technical level and might use it in their work for a specific purpose but have not considered how it could be used to further develop the business of their company. These professionals work in departments of research and development, product design, and manufacturing operations. The course is also suitable for entrepreneurs looking to create a start-up to enter the additive manufacturing market.

Taught by

Jouni Partanen

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