Additive Technology (3D Printing) is transforming the manufacturing world. Large and small machines are finding a home in every step of the manufacturing process–from prototyping and fixtures to complete unit production.
The Additive Manufacturing Training Program offered by Cincinnati State’s Workforce Development Center (WDC) develops the knowledge and skills necessary to operate additive equipment, implement it into manufacturing production and gain knowledge of lightweight and other advanced materials.
JOB TITLES AT COURSE COMPLETION
- Additive Manufacturing Technician
- 3D Printer Repair
- Manufacturing Prototyping and Fixturing
CINCINNATI STATE EDUCATIONAL PATHWAYS
- CNC Machine Tool Operator (MO1) (WDC)
- CNC Machine Tool Programmer (MO2) (WDC)
- Applied Technology Specialist (ATS) Associate Degree
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Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Technician, WDC Certificate
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|Machine Shop Math* |
A course that reviews basic mathematical skills used in the maintenance trades. Topics include: decimals, fractions, percents, ratios, proportions, roots, and powers; basic algebra; and basic trigonometry.
|Mechanical Plan Reading 1*|
A course on fundamentals of using and interpreting mechanical drawings and blueprints for geometric dimensioning, tolerances, and precision measurement required for manufacturing mechanical parts and assemblies.
|Advanced Manufacturing Safety |
A course for machine operators and first-line supervisors on key OSHA General Industry Safety Standards.
|Additive Manufacturing Machine Operation Fundamentals |
An introduction to additive manufacturing and design of 3D printing parts using parametric CAD software. Topics include: history of additive manufacturing, the production cycle, machine subsystems, measurement practices, and operations safety. Lab activities use additive equipment, software, and materials including polymer filaments in fused deposition modeling.
|Industrial Applications of Additive Manufacturing|
A course on 3D printing processes, materials, and design used in additive manufacturing. Topics include: creating advanced computer-generated drawings using CAD software for materials with lattice structures, and defining manufacturing process parameters. Students take field trips to additive facilities to learn to use industrial equipment for metal 3D printing.
|Applied Project in Additive Manufacturing |
Students work in teams and use knowledge and skills gained in previous Additive Manufacturing (AM) courses to complete a project that produces a finished AM product and documents the production process. Topics include: project management fundamentals, statistical analysis for AM processes, technical writing, and AM design techniques.