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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 2 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 video (Total 6 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 readings
Learner Stories3m
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums4m
Glossary3m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media4m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
3 hours to complete

Module 1: What Is 3D Printing?

17 videos (Total 120 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
17 videos
My 3D Printing Story - Aric Rindfleisch3m
Tour of Sector67 - Chris Meyer7m
3D Printing, the Maker Movement & Hackerspaces - Chris Meyer9m
The Birth of Desktop 3D Printing - Matt Griffin13m
What Would You Make? (Exercise Overview)3m
History of 3D Printing3m
How 3D Printers Work5m
Materials & Costs4m
Where Designs Come From4m
Where to Find 3D Printers4m
3D Printing Applications7m
3D Printing Demonstration - Danny Lohan14m
3D Printing vs. Additive Manufacturing - Mark Cotteleer15m
Selective Laser Melting - Rodrigo Gutierrez2m
3D Printing Ecosystem - Aaron Roy13m
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1 reading
Module 1 Overview2m
2 practice exercises
Module 1 Practice Quiz10m
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Module 2: Why Is It Revolutionary?

12 videos (Total 131 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
12 videos
Meet the Makers - Arielle Rausin, Cameron Alberg & Scott Zelman15m
What’s Special about 3D Printing?6m
How Will 3D Printing Change Business?5m
The Future of 3D Printing9m
Remixing Products (Exercise Overview)9m
Voodoo Manufacturing - Max Friefeld11m
Normal - Nikki Kaufman10m
Shapeways - Lauren Slowik13m
3D Fashion - Francis Bitonti9m
3D Printed Battery - Paul Braun13m
What’s Next? - Hod Lipson12m
1 reading
Module 2 Overview10m
2 practice exercises
Module 2 Practice Quiz10m
Module 2 Quiz20m
22 minutes to complete

Course Conclusion

1 video (Total 2 min)
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Top reviews from The 3D Printing Revolution

By JKAug 20th 2019

This course is a great introduction into the industry that is 3D printing. Whether you are involved in business, engineering, design, or another career, I would definitely recommend this course.

By JNMar 13th 2017

Wonderful introduction to 3D printing. I have no experience with this technology and found the information to be very accessible. Looking forward to the remaining courses in this specialization!

Instructor

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Aric Rindfleisch

John M. Jones Professor of Marketing
Department of Business Administration

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