Industry 4.0 – 3D Printing and Design Level 1 Microcredentials

  • Do you want to develop new skills to enhance your career?
  • Would you like to learn more about Advanced Manufacturing?
  • Would you like to design and print a 3D metal object?

If so, the new Industry 4.0: Advanced Manufacturing microcredentials are for you! These  hands-on microcredentialed short courses, are led by the Advanced Manufacturing Alliance’s team at Charles Darwin University and take learners through the design, modelling, printing, finishing, testing and documenting of the project trace for an introductory level project using the LightSPEE3D metal printer and related advanced manufacturing technologies.

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Adaptive Design 1

This badge acknowledges the achievement of developing a design for a simple 3D component that could be manufactured using advanced manufacturing technologies. Working on a guided introductory level project, the earner of this badge gained knowledge of the key concepts of the design cycle, incorporating knowledge of the design specifications set by the brief and constraints of the operational environment.

More about the skills and earning criteria can be found here.

CAD for 3D Printing 1 

This badge acknowledges the achievement of using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to create a 3D model for a simple component. Working on a guided introductory level project, the earner of this badge gained knowledge of the basic principles used to create simple 2D digital sketches and 3D digital models using 3D modelling software.

More about the skills and earning criteria can be found here.

3D Printing 1 

This badge acknowledges the achievement of assisting in the manufacture of a simple 3D printed component. Working on a guided introductory level project, the earner of this badge gained knowledge of features, parameters and materials used in 3D printing. The earner developed skills in slicing software used for the 3D printer, was able to follow safe work practices and was able to identify common issues that occur with 3D printing.

More about the skills and earning criteria can be found here.

Functional Testing 1 

This badge acknowledges the achievement of planning and conducting basic functional tests for a simple 3D printed component. Working on a guided introductory level project, the earner of this badge gained knowledge of key functional tests, demonstrated the ability to design and align appropriate test plans to address safety requirements and design specifications.

More about the skills and earning criteria can be found here.

Post-processing 1

This badge acknowledges the achievement of creating a CAM file for a simple 3D printed component which was successfully used by a CNC operator. Working on a guided introductory level project, the earner of this badge gained basic knowledge of heat treatment, basic finishing techniques and CAM software as used in post-processing 3D printed components.

More about the skills and earning criteria can be found here.

Project Trace and Analysis 1

This badge acknowledges the achievement of tracing and analysing an introductory level advanced manufacturing project through documentation and communication tools. Using templates and defined processes, earners of this badge have learned how to set up a project, manage its digital trace, and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of an introductory advanced manufacturing project. This badge is completed in conjunction with another badge or badge set from Level I Advanced Manufacturing.

More about the skills and earning criteria can be found here.