In this unit, learners will be provided with an overview of additive manufacturing (AM) and
3D printing. They will be in touch with key concepts related to these areas, their applications
and their implications in design and manufacturing in the industry 4.0 era. Thereby, learners
are expected to acquire the knowledge and confidence they need to deliver these contents
to their students/trainees and thus increase their awareness and preparation for career
opportunities in the areas of AM and 3D printing.
3.1 - Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Basic Concepts