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Additive Manufacturing Systems  

4 Credits
Entry Level - No Prerequisites

3D Printing technology (Additive Manufacturing) has proven itself to be a legitimate industry skill over the years and is necessary for anyone interested in competing in the manufacturing marketplace. Iterating design modifications can be done in a fraction of the time over traditional methods and testing for fit, stress, and other elements can save materials cost as well. When used in conjunction with 3D design skills you have an effective technological process to keep you ahead of the game.

In class we will build these additive manufacturing machines from scratch and discuss all of the components and capabilities of this cutting edge technology. We will also discuss their limitations and a comparison over using CNC milling machines and/or lathes. We feel that knowing when and where to apply your technology is greatly important and too often people will try to use a new tool for all their projects rather than integrate it into the current processes.

Our group has been deeply involved in the additive manufacturing process since 2007 and has developed an expertise over the years in exactly what is possible with these machines. Our instructor and developer Damian Cianci, has been to training events at Saddleback College in Dana Point California, where he had a chance to meet Terry Wohlers of the Wohlers Report (The premier publication on the state of the 3D printing industry) along with many others in the field, as well as the Materialise Training Center in Ann Arbor Michigan to work with fixing 3D model geometry for printing. He's also been a part of a National Science Foundation grant for the dissemination of standards in education, designed and printed models for the Boeing Company, and continues to work on the practical application, maintenance and modification of this fascinating technology.

Delta Style Printer we'll build in class (Not exact model)

Images of similar styles online


Topics:
Basics of Additive Manufacturing
  • 3D printing history
  • Printer types and comparison - Delta, 3 Axis, SLA, SLS
  • Uses and practical benefits of 3D printers
  • 3D printers vs CNC machining

Mechanics and operation
  • Microcontroller boards
  • Driver boards/Electronics
  • Extrusion principles and issues
  • Linear motion designs - Bearings, Slides, Belts, Lead screws
  • Stepper motors and motor drivers
  • Materials - PLA/ABS

Building and assembly
  • Soldering basics
  • Use of hand tools
  • Machine maintenance

Uses and applications
  • Arduino labs to demonstrate embedded hardware systems
  • Introduction to C++ Programming
  • Model building for 3D printers
  • Introduction to CAD (CATIA and FreeCAD)
  • Community resources




Mailing List Signup - Get notified of upcoming classes!



To Register:
  • Click "add to cart
  • Create an account
  • Make payment online (Boeing people say PO or Check and write in "Boeing"
  • Complete a credit registration form. E-mail form to btc@edcc.edu or fax 425-267-5749

or
  • Call The BTC (425-640-1840) and give them the number of the class you wish to register for

Boeing students - don't forget to also get your voucher through either of your training provider programs (LTP/QTTP)

Contact Damian Cianci at dcianci@edcc.edu if you have any questions.





The Business Training Center of Edmonds Community College has been "off-campus" in the heart of the community providing practical industry focused education for over 17 years.




Projected Class Dates
* Below are dates for upcoming classes. They will become available on our website as soon as we are able to schedule into the specific quarter. We are hope this will help when you are planning for training.


Additive Manufacturing
Feb 5 - April 4
11am - 1pm
Additive Manufacturing
Feb 5 - April 4
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Additive Manufacturing
Feb 5 - April 4
5pm - 7pm



Currently Scheduled Classes

 

Additive Manufacturing Systems
Item: M516  Credits: 4.00  DYLAN GOEBEL
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: WATR Center  0124
Sessions: 18 M W 3008 100th ST SW Everett, WA 98204
11/13/2017 - 1/24/2018 Fee: $2,500.00
No Class Dec 25, 27 & Jan 1, 3
 

Additive Manufacturing Systems
Item: M517  Credits: 4.00  DYLAN GOEBEL
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Location: WATR Center  0124
Sessions: 18 M W 3008 100th ST SW Everett, WA 98204
11/13/2017 - 1/24/2018 Fee: $2,500.00
No Class Dec 25, 27 & Jan 1, 3
 

Additive Manufacturing Systems
Item: M518  Credits: 4.00  DYLAN GOEBEL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: WATR Center  0124
Sessions: 18 M W 3008 100th ST SW Everett, WA 98204
11/13/2017 - 1/24/2018 Fee: $2,500.00
No Class Dec 25, 27 & Jan 1, 3
 

Additive Manufacturing Systems  -- CLASS IS IN SESSION --
Item: M859  Credits: 4.00  DYLAN GOEBEL
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: WATR Center  0124
Sessions: 18 M W 3008 100th ST SW Everett, WA 98204
9/11/2017 - 11/8/2017  
 

Additive Manufacturing Systems  -- CLASS IS IN SESSION --
Item: M860   Credits: 4.00  DYLAN GOEBEL
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Location: WATR Center  0124
Sessions: 18 M W 3008 100th ST SW Everett, WA 98204
9/11/2017 - 11/8/2017  
 

Additive Manufacturing Systems  -- CLASS IS IN SESSION --
Item: M861  Credits: 4.00  DYLAN GOEBEL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: WATR Center  0124
Sessions: 18 M W 3008 100th ST SW Everett, WA 98204
9/11/2017 - 11/8/2017