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Approx. 17 hours to complete

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, French

Learners taking this Course are

  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Program Managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Researchers
  • Engineers

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 video (Total 3 min), 5 readings
5 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums4m
Glossary3m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media4m
6 hours to complete

Module 1: 3D Printing – A New Way of Making

10 videos (Total 116 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Complexity Is Free6m
3D Printing: A Paradigm Shift12m
A Look into the Past and the Future11m
3D Printing Use Cases11m
A Venture Capitalist's View of the Industry11m
A View from the Trenches7m
Cutting Edge Applications6m
Bioprinting10m
Webinar- 3d Printing with Soft Materials(Bonus)35m
7 readings
Module 1 Overview3m
Module 1 Readings25m
Bonus Webinar Audio- Whats the Hype around 3dPrinting10m
Bonus Webinar-What's all the hype around 3d printing10m
Webinar- 3d Printing Comes of Age10m
Bonus Webinar- MyMini Factory CEO Interview10m
Bonus Webinar- The Maker Movement in Education10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Graded Quiz20m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Module 2: 3D Printing – On-Demand Manufacturing

8 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
A Market of One – 3D Hubs6m
A Market of a Few4m
On Demand and Local – TechShop10m
Learning by Making and Making for Fun at the Fab Lab8m
For Businesses and Entrepreneurs8m
Careers in 3D Printing5m
3D Printing and the Future (or Demise) of Intellectual Property10m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview3m
Module 2 Readings12m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Graded Quiz20m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Module 3: 3D Printing for Development and Education

9 videos (Total 98 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
3D Printing and Subsistence Marketplaces13m
Illinois Marketplace and Maker Literacy Program12m
From Trash to Objects9m
Enabling the Future6m
A Step Up with Bionic Hands4m
3D4D with TechforTrade19m
3D Printing in Education22m
Girls in STEM: MakerGirls5m
3 readings
Module 3 Overview3m
Module 3 Readings4m
Resources for Educators10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Graded Quiz20m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Module 4: From Ideas to Objects

7 videos (Total 57 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
What is Design Thinking?8m
Understanding User Needs6m
3D Printing and Design Thinking4m
Utensil Grip Personalization11m
MultiPLY8m
City X Project12m
2 readings
Module 4 Overview3m
Module 4 Readings20m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Graded Quiz16m
30 minutes to complete

Course Wrap Up

1 video (Total 5 min)
1 video
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Top reviews from 3D Printing Applications

By NTJul 6th 2018

One of the finest courses (online) regarding 3D printing, consistency and visualization was optimum and would like to do more of such courses.

By UESep 13th 2016

This course is very interesting, enlightening and a wonderful introduction especially for learners with no prior experience with 3D printing.

Instructor

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Vishal Sachdev

Clinical Assistant Professor , Director, Illinois MakerLab
Business Administration

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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