Tooling U-SME, a leading provider of manufacturing training solutions, and UL, a global safety science company, have finalized an agreement to align training and certification to create a single source for professional additive manufacturing certification. This formal agreement follows the successful pilot of the Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification program at two of the industry’s leading additive manufacturing and 3D printing events – the Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference and RAPID + TCT.
UL and Tooling U-SME are now official partners in the Additive Manufacturing Professional Certification program, which is co-sponsored by America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. This program is part of a growing portfolio of Tooling U-SME’s learning and development solutions for the manufacturing community.
Under the new agreement, Tooling U-SME and UL will begin assessing necessary steps to develop the next phase of the initiative, the Additive Manufacturing Technician Certification program, which will be available later this year.
The new partners will establish a formal Certification Oversight body to advice on the development and ongoing evolution of the Additive Manufacturing Certification program.