3D Printing Certificate | Lackawanna College

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3D Printing

3D printing is going to take on even more important roles as technology continues to advance in our society. 3D printing is used in all kinds of industries, from manufacturing to healthcare to construction to art.

However, knowing your way around 3D printing is a highly specialized skill that few people actually have. As the future marches on, jobs in 3D printing will be more in demand, and it will fall to the skilled generation to answer that call.

Students can learn these skills through Lackawanna College’s 3D printing certificate program. Our courses teach you everything you need to know to go out and acquire employment in the industries that will rely on 3D printing more and more over time.

Learn more about our 3D printing certification below. You can apply to our program online right now!

WHAT IS 3D PRINTING?

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is the process of making three-dimensional solid objects  

from a digital file. In an additive process, an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the item itself is made. Each layer can be seen as a thinly sliced cross-section of the object.

3D printing enables you to produce complex shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods.

Where 3D printing was once only suitable for prototyping and one-off manufacturing in the early stages, it is now rapidly transforming into a production technology. Most of the current demand for 3D printing is industrial in nature. Acumen Research and Consulting forecasts the global 3D printing market to reach $41 billion by 2026.

As it evolves, 3D printing technology is destined to transform almost every major industry and change the way we live, work, and play in the future.

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MANY WAYS TO BUILD YOUR SKILLS

The Lackawanna College Sunbury Center is offering three levels of 3D printer certification courses.

BEGINNER LEVEL

This course will introduce students to the software and hardware used for 3D printing and conclude with the creation of an entry-level product.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

This level of the course will allow students to closely examine the capabilities of 3D printing software and hardware. Participants will create and design their own unique piece as part of their final projects.

ADVANCED LEVEL

This course offers a deep dive into 3D printing software capabilities and hardware modification as it also explores alternative printing materials. As a test of their skills, students will create multiple pieces that should fit and work together.

THE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES OF 3D PRINTING APPLICATIONS

  • Architectural scale models
  • Consumer products
  • Dental products
  • Industrial products
  • Maquettes
  • Movie props
  • Prosthetics
  • Reconstructing evidence in forensic pathology
  • Replicating ancient artifacts
  • Reproducing fossils

ABOUT THE 3D PRINTING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The curriculum for our 3D printing technician certification has been designed by an advisory board of professionals from a wide range of industries and with varying levels of expertise.

The program is intended both for new hobbyists and future experts.

EQUIPMENT OVERVIEW

Lackawanna College has purchased six Creality3D CR-10 V2 3D printers to support this certificate program. The CR-10 V2 is a powerful printer that offers improved heating and part cooling, an improved print bed with excellent first layer adhesion, a resume-print function, and a  filament-runout sensor.

Students will work predominantly with PLA filament, one of the most common 3D printing materials used today. Advanced-level students may have access to alternative printing materials as they explore the limits of 3D printing.

APPLY TO A 3D PRINTING CERTIFICATION COURSE NOW

3D printing is the way of the future in many industries, from manufacturing to healthcare. If you are interested in this technology and want to be part of the growing wave of 3D printing markets, Lackawanna College is here for you.

Apply to our 3D printing certificate program today! Once you have submitted your inquiry and other supporting documents, one of our Admissions Advisors will contact you to set up your interview and campus or center tour.

Prospective students interested in enrolling in Lackawanna’s 3D printing certification program can learn more here.

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