Please complete EGBB 3001, and EGBB 3002 before starting this module. In this module you will learn about the many types of AM machines and technologies, both commercial and in research. You will also learn the fundamental decisions you need to make in order to choose which AM process would be best for which types of products that need to be developed. You will use the terminology learned in Module 3b to understand how the huge landscape of AM technologies work on a fundamental basis, along with representative vendors of these technologies. This will help you better understand new technologies and trends you will learn about in future courses, and that you read about in the media.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
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Textbooks and Materials
David Prawel, Ph.D.
Dr. David Prawel has enjoyed a 30+ year career as an entrepreneur, consultant and educator in 3D technology and digital product development. He helped build 6 startup companies, with one successful IPO and (hopefully) one in the works. He specializes in helping turn great ideas into successful commercial products. He has helped build 6 startup companies, with one successful IPO and one in the works. He is founder and president at Longview Advisors Inc., consulting worldwide for dozens of manufacturers and 3D technology innovators. In 2008 he returned part-time to academics, joining Colorado State University, where he teaches 3D printing and researches biomaterials. In 2013, he founded the Idea-2-Product (www.idea2product.net) 3D printing Laboratory at CSU, a public-access center for 3D printing, scanning and fabrication. He is founder and chair of the 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (www.3dcic.com), now in its twelfth year.