3D Printing Opportunities and Applications

What is 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, and how can 3D Printing technologies generate business value?

Bring serious business value with 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing!

Course Summary

From the progress of 3D Printing and additive manufacturing throughout the years, it is clear that 3D Printing is becoming a keystone within many industries ranging from product design, manufacturing, aerospace, medicine, and arts. As a result, the market size for 3D Printing has been growing exponentially over the last decade. To capitalize on the growing technology, it is essential to clearly understand the 3D Printing landscape, its many different processes, its advantages, and how the technology is developing over time. This course will help you do just that.


There is no prior knowledge or background required to enroll in this course as it is aimed at beginners. This course was designed for businesspersons, engineers, and designers interested in the 3D Printing industry. It is also a good starting point for anyone looking to explore and capitalize on 3D Printing to generate value.

What is in the Course?

59 learning elements including:

  • 42 videos
  • 6 quizzes 
  • 3 discussion topics 
  • 1 capstone project

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand what Additive Manufacturing is and 3D Printing 
  2. Understand the seven 3D Printing processes and the advantages of each 
  3. Be familiar with the major applications of 3D Printing and how 3D Printing works today
  4. Be familiar with Additive manufacturing 3D Printing for prototyping and manufacturing  
  5. Be familiar with the major future applications and expected development for 3D Printing 
  6. Be able to articulate and evaluate the best 3D Printing technology for your applications to come up with different 3D Printing ideas
you will get an certificate after completed the course

Certificate of Completion
To recognize what you learned

offer live office hours 3 times a week

Live Office Hours
3 times a week to clarify your doubts

Assuming you are starting from scratch

Beginner Level
Assuming you are starting from scratch

the whole course will deliver in English

Taught in English
Standard English is used to deliver the material

 take one month to complete the course

One Month to Complete
2.5 hours/week or 10 hours learning time

3D Printing Trends

As recent as 2016, the Global 3D Printing market size was at about 8.3 billion US dollars. This number doubled by 2020, reaching 16 billion dollars, and is expected to reach 40 billion dollars by 2024. This growth is only expected to increase over time as the different 3D Printing technologies keep maturing. In addition to the growing market size, 3D Printing is expected to disrupt and transform many industries ranging from traditional manufacturing, supply chain, oil and gas, film and television, construction, fashion, aerospace, jewelry, medicine, and education.  

The application of 3D Printing across sectors is expected to cut costs, produce lighter parts, increase manufacturing efficiency, innovate better and faster, design and produce more complex objects. All this will lead to radical improvements in many of our current practices as well as unlocking future possibilities. With all this, it is becoming essential to get familiar with 3D Printing and its landscape in terms of both applications and potential. This will set you in a position to capitalize on the 3D Printing technology to add value to your projects and business.

Questions Frequently Asked

What is 3D Printing /Additive Manufacturing?

3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing (AM) enables the making of physical objects from digital 3D designs. Data is used to deposit/fuse/jet/bind materials layer by layer to build up an object. It can be better understood when contrasted with subtractive manufacturing, in which we start with a material block and remove materials to reach our final shape. In AM, we start with an empty canvas and add materials till we reach our final shape.

 For more information, you can check out the following blog post about some of the advantages of additive manufacturing.

additive manufacturing 3d printing in metal

What is the Difference Between Home vs Industrial 3D Printing?

Home, consumer-level desktop 3D Printing has been on the rise for the last decade. Most of those include Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and, more recently, Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing. Those are the types of 3D Printing widely available in local schools, community centers, and homes.

However, both technologies only represent a small portion of the larger 3D Printing landscape, which remains confined to industrial and high-level uses. Industrial 3D Printing encompasses metal and colored 3D Printing. It also includes large-scale 3D Printing and a wide range of possible materials and material properties.

Industrial 3D Printing is where most of the value and potential of 3D Printing lies. Luckily, industrial 3D Printing is accessible through numerous print-on-demand service providers, opening the door for us to access industrial-grade 3D Printing technologies and unlocking a wide range of possibilities.

Why This Course Is Different?

While many courses address 3D Printing, they mostly target consumer-level desktop 3D Printers. Desktop 3D Printers bring lots of value. However, they only represent a small portion of the available 3D Printing technologies. This course covers all seven 3D Printing processes and the advantages and applications of each giving you a more realistic picture of the actual 3D Printing landscape. It will enable the use of the technology to generate serious and unique value.

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What Does This Course Cover?

  1. Difference between additive manufacturing and 3D Printing: Definitions, advantages, and history of 3D Printing 
  2. Exploration of our interaction with 3D Printing 
  3. The 3D Printing guiding principle and procedure 
  4. The seven 3D Printing processes: Material Extrusion, Powder Bed Fusion, Vat Photopolymerization, Binder Jetting, Material Jetting, Direct Energy Deposition, and Sheet Lamination  
  5. The advantages, materials, and applications for each of the 3D Printing processes 
  6. Close-ups and comparative discussion on printed objects 
  7. Exploration of major 3D Printing applications, including prototyping, production, tooling, medical, and aerospace 
  8. Exploration of various case studies in different fields 
  9. Exploration of major 3D Printing future applications and potential, including 4D Printing, Bio Printing, and mass customization

Samples From the Course

Below are sample videos from inside the course. All other materials are made with the same style and quality.

3D Printing vs. Additive Manufacturing
The 7 Processes Introduction of Additive Manufacturing
4D Printing

Capstone project require learners to give advises on the use of 3d printing technologies

Capstone Project

At the end of the course, you will have a chance to do a capstone project to reinforce all you learned by practice. In this, you will be researching and advising on using 3D Printing technologies in various scenarios relating to a turbine in a generator.

Certificate indicate learner successfully completing the 3D Printing opportunities and applications course

Certificate of Completion

Once you complete all the course materials, you will get a downloadable Certificate of Completion that you can share with your connections and add to your portfolio.

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Course Instructor

Tayseer Almattar is the founder of TforDesign and co-founder of ideabee Design Consultancy. He holds a bachelor's (B.S.) degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Design (MDes) degree in international design and business management. He has many years of experience in corporate training, instructional design, and quality assurance. He has also been an avid user of SOLIDWORKS for over 10 years and has published multiple online SOLIDWORKS training courses with over 40,000 enrolled students from over 120 countries. In addition, he authored the book 'Learn SOLIDWORKS 2020' published by Packt Publishing.

    Tayseer is interested in the use of design principles and technology to add value to different organizations. He is also passionate about sustainability and how design can help to build more sustainable organizations.