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Recommended Reading for the Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification


Recommended Reading


Gibson, Ian, Rosen, David, and Strucker, Brent. Additive Manufacturing Technologies: 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Direct Digital Manufacturing, Second Edition. Springer, 2015. ISBN 978-149 392 1126


Websites referenced


Carlstedt, Tim. “What Does Cope and Drag Mean in the Sand Casting Process?” CPM Industries’ Blog, 2015.

Carlstedt, Tim. “What are the Advantages and Disadvantages between the Green Sand Casting Method and the Investment Casting Method?” CPM Industries’ Blog, 2014.

Carnegie Mellon University. 3D Printing Safety.

Fuges, Christina M. “Changing the Rules.” Additive Manufacturing, October 23, 2015.

Government of Alberta. Employment and Immigration. “Handling and Storage of Flammable Materials at the Work Site.” Workplace Health and Safety Bulletin, FEX002—Fire and Explosives, July 2009.

Graves, Andrew. “Using Photopolymers for Your 3D Printing Projects.” Industry Week, July 28, 2016.

Hendrixson, Stephanie. “Safety Tips for Metal AM.” Additive Manufacturing, March 23, 2016.

Moylan, Shawn, Slotwinski, John, et al. Lessons Learned in Establishing the NIST Metal Additive Manufacturing Laboratory. NIST Technical Note 1801. National Institute of Standards and Technology. U.S. Department of Commerce, June 2013.

NanoSteel Company, Inc. “Safety Data Sheet: Bronze-A.” SDS Rev. 1.1, September 30, 2015.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Focus 4 Construction Safety & Health: Electrical Safety Participant Guide.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. “Hazard Communication Standard: Labels and Pictograms.” OSHA Brief, DSG BR-3636, February 2013.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. “Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets.” OSHA QuickCard, 3493-12R, 2013.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. “General Environmental Controls: The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout).” Occupational Safety and Health Standards – 29 CFR 1910.147.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. “Control of Hazardous Energy: Lockout/Tagout.” OSHA 3120 2002 (revised).

Sentry Air Systems, Inc. “Heating Plastic Filament for 3D Printing Presents Respiratory Hazards from Air-borne Chemicals and Ultrafine Particles.” 2016.

Stephens, Brent, Azimi, Parham, et al. “Ultrafine Particle Emissions from Desktop 3D Printers.” Atmospheric Environment, Volume 79, November 2013.

Thomas, Douglas S., and Gilbert, Stanley W. Costs and Effectiveness of Additive Manufacturing: A Literature Review and Discussion. NIST Special Publication 1176. National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2014.


Optional Additional Preparation


Intro to Additive Manufacturing 110 (Beginner)
This class introduces the basic concepts of additive manufacturing (AM), and discusses the history and development of AM, as well as the future.

Additive Manufacturing Safety 120 (Beginner)
Additive Manufacturing Safety describes how users can protect themselves against common mechanical, electrical, thermal, and airborne hazards associated with AM processes.

The Basic Additive Manufacturing Process 130 (Beginner)
This class provides an overview of the build process used in additive manufacturing.

Additive Manufacturing Methods and Materials 140 (Beginner)
Additive Manufacturing Methods and Materials provides users with an overview of the different processes used in additive manufacturing.

Design for Additive Manufacturing 201 (Beginner)
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) discusses how to conceptualize and create a part design for an additive manufacturing (AM) process.

Additive Manufacturing Materials Science 211 (Intermediate)
Additive Manufacturing Materials Science provides a comprehensive overview of the materials that can be used with additive manufacturing (AM) processes.

Integrating Additive Manufacturing with Traditional Manufacturing 221 (Intermediate)
Integrating Additive Manufacturing with Traditional Manufacturing discusses the factors manufacturers should consider when adding an additive manufacturing (AM) component to a traditional manufacturing operation.

Additive Manufacturing as a Secondary Process 231 (Intermediate)
Additive Manufacturing as a Secondary Process provides a comprehensive overview of the way in which manufacturers can use additive manufacturing (AM) as a secondary, or indirect, process.