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University at Buffalo

Digital Manufacturing Commons (

University at Buffalo and State University of New York via Coursera

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* Please note that enrollments for this course will close on April 30th. This content was based on open online space that has been discontinued.

The Digital Manufacturing Commons (DMC) is an open, online space for companies of all sizes to collaborate and transform how they design and manufacture their products. This course explores how the DMC platform will support an online community of users who can share data, analytical models, simulations, industry best practices and more.

Students will be encouraged to participate in the open source community by gaining a basic understanding of the DMC – including the motivations and creation behind it – as well as its mission, goals, and major features. They will acquire fundamental concepts and tools to interact with the DMC platform and perform digital collaboration.

Main concepts of this course will be delivered through lectures, readings, discussions and various videos.

This is the seventh course in the Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology specialization that explores the many facets of manufacturing’s “Fourth Revolution,” and features a culminating project involving creation of a roadmap to achieve a self-established DMD-related professional goal.

To learn more about the Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology specialization, please watch the overview video by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser:


Introduction to Digital Manufacturing Commons

Digital Services

DMC Security and IP Management

Building a Digital Service: the Basics

Taught by

Chi Zhou


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