The program will include customer training and certification program, along with a free online learning library
Markforged, one of the leading manufacturer of industrial 3D printers for manufacturing and factory floors, introduced the Markforged Additive Manufacturing University – a new program designed to help businesses accelerate and facilitate the adoption of 3D printing.
Markforged Additive Manufacturing University
Additive manufacturing represents a significant shift in how things are made and this technology is a key component of Industry 4.0. But as with any new technology, additive manufacturing technology faces a critical challenge of skill gap.
By introducing the Markforged Additive Manufacturing University the company aims to educate designers, engineers and manufacturers, and equipping them with the tools they need to build amazing things.
The Additive Manufacturing University is a customer-centric training and certification program and free online learning library built to accelerate additive manufacturing adoption in businesses of any size.
The university will bridge the knowledge gap in both additive design and operations to unlock faster time to market, improved efficiency and increased profitability for manufacturers of any size.
Speaking about the Additive Manufacturing University Andrew de Geofroy, Markforged VP of application engineering said, “Markforged Additive Manufacturing University is really about inspiring industry-wide innovation. Once we’ve helped engineers, designers, and the manufacturing industry build a strong foundation of additive manufacturing skills, the potential is nearly limitless.”
Two Levels of Advancement
The Additive Manufacturing University can certify candidates as an Additive Expert in composite printing, metal printing, or both. It offers two levels of advancements for both composites and metal.
Additive Expert Certification – Level 1: This program covers an introduction to additive with Markforged, identifying applications and designing and optimizing parts for Markforged printing processes.
Additive Expert Certification – Level 2: This program covers printer troubleshooting, post-processing techniques for enhancing parts, designing from the ground up for additive manufacturing, and production planning with additive manufacturing.
Students have the option to include the “Business of Additive” elective, which covers quantifying business opportunities with additive manufacturing, additive change management, and sustainable implementation of additive technology.
Getting involved with Markforged Additive Manufacturing University
There are three ways to get involved with Markforged Additive Manufacturing University:
- Markforged Additive Manufacturing University at our headquarters
Single or multi-day workshops delivered at Markforged headquarters in Boston. Various courses are offered throughout the calendar year, giving you an opportunity to earn any or all Markforged certifications at your own pace.
- Markforged Additive Manufacturing University at your facility
Customer Certification at your facility is ideal for training a larger team and will be delivered with content tailored to your needs where and when possible.
- Learning Library
The Learning Library gives you free access to resources that will build foundational knowledge of the 3D printing industry and provide best practices for 3D printing applications. Topics range from 3D printing basics all the way to designing for 3D printing.
Currently, Markforged Additive Manufacturing University courses are intended for customers with access to a Markforged printer.
About Markforged: Founded in 2013 and based in Watertown, MA, Markforged has managed to raise around $57 million in both strategic and venture capital. Markforged transforms manufacturing with the most affordable 3D printers capable of producing parts tough enough for the factory floor. Engineers, designers and manufacturing professionals all over the world rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping and high-value end-use production.