Advanced AM courses at UL Northbrook

The UL 3D Printing team completes the preparations for the debut of three new advanced Additive Manufacturing (AM) courses. The courses, Fundamentals of AM Designs, Design Strategies for AM and AM Economics, will be held at the UL Northbrook Center of Excellence during the month of October and are part of UL’s AM technical and economics training.

Fundamentals of AM Designs and Design Strategies will bring a focus to manufacturability of existing designs, application of DFMA principles, design for X principles, and multi-disciplinary design optimization. Meanwhile, the AM Economics course explores the economic factors affecting each element of the AM supply chain and teach participants how to justify and monitor investments in various applications of AM technology.

Along with the development of new courses, the next aim for Krampitz is to introduce an AM professional certification. The participants in the UL AM curriculum will be able to work toward a UL AM professional certification via a mix of core and elective courses. The AM knowledge gap is addressed by educating and certifying the next wave of the AM workforce to produce parts that consistently meet requirements, along with safety and quality.