Advanced Manufacturing

Our 3,000-square-foot training center serves the needs of Wake County business and industry by providing workforce training for technicians in industrial automation, circuit board technology, collaborative robotics, basic machining, and 3D printing. All programs include hands-on lab training supplemented with online instruction through Tooling University. 

Advanced Manufacturing programs and courses: 

  • Industrial Automation: Electrical, PLC, Hydraulics, Pneumatics Controls
  • Collaborative Robotics: Robotics Utilization, Operation, Basic Programming

  • Introductory Machining and 3D Printing: Introductory Vertical Mill and Horizontal Lathe, 3D Printing, Mechanical Troubleshooting, Mechanical Blueprint Reading

Course Details & Registration Information

Course
3D Printing
Name
SEF-3001BQ1
Overall Quality of This Course
★★★★★
Based on 20 student surveys.
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
This course is intended for personnel who wish to be employed in an industry position that utilizes Manufacturing Production Technicians and Industrial Maintenance Technicians
Description
This hands-on approach to the many aspects of 3D printing (additive manufacturing) uses a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) system in a safe and efficient manner. The course provides training in computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) using a business grade 3D Printer and 3D CAD Software.
Course Objectives
  1. Learn how to program and edit, to operate safely and efficiently the printing of parts made from Polylactic Acid (PLA) plastics (100% Plant Based/Biodegradable) and verify the steps necessary to print a part to programmed specifications.
  2. Learn how to generate basic 3D Solid Models using 3D CAD software.
  3. Learn to use a computer to create part programs with machine codes or their conversational code equivalents.
  4. Learn to edit and download programs of preexisting models to a 3D Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Printer,
  5. Learn how to create emulations, which allows students to set up the printer and create a part program to simulate printer motion on a monitor in order to verify the finished part prior to the actual print.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Basic Operation and Safety Rules of a Fusion3 F306 FDM Printer.
  2. Basic Materials used in FDM Printing.
  3. Download programs of preexisting models to a 3D (FDM) Printer,
  4. Create emulations, which allows students to set up the printer and create a part program to simulate printer motion on a monitor in order to verify the finished part prior to the actual print.
  5. Program,edit, and operate safely and efficiently the printing of parts made from Polylactic Acid (PLA) plastics (100% Plant Based/Biodegradable) and verify the steps necessary to print a part to programmed specifications.
  6. Generate basic 3D Solid Models using 3D CAD software
Contact Hours
16
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
Manufacturing Production Technician Certification
Website URL
www.msscusa.org
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Manufacturing Processes
  2. Maintenance Awareness
  3. Quality Systems
  4. Safety Procedures
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
Basic math and general computer skills
Text and Supplies Needed
Student guides, Manufacturing Systems training panels and associated tools and equipment
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Advanced Manufacturing Center.
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Completion of all assigned objectives.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
None
Intended Audience
This course is intended for personnel who wish to be employed in an industry position that utilizes Manufacturing Production Technicians and Industrial Maintenance Technicians
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Manufacturing Production Technician and Industrial Maintenance Technician
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
This is a skill gap area for the light manufacturing in Wake County that is dependent on Manufacturing and Production skilled technicians to keep manufacturing systems operating.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • • Manufacturing Production Technician and Industrial Maintenance Technician
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Advanced Manufacturing Center