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Assessment Name: Additive Manufacturing: Comprehensive: Additive 3D Technician
Number of Questions: 205
Description: Intensive overview of skills necessary for the additive industry, including math, safety, machining, materials, maintenance, fabrication, automation, and rigging.
Instructions: This online test requires uninterrupted access to a computer with an Internet connection. For math-related questions, please have paper and pencils on hand for your calculations. Textbooks, calculators, and other electronic devices are NOT allowed.

The assessment covers the following classes:

Class Functional Area Format Difficulty Version Department
Classes 1 to 10 of 185
Design for Additive Manufacturing 201

“Design for Additive Manufacturing” (DFAM) discusses how to conceptualize and create a part design for an additive manufacturing (AM) process. DFAM provides engineers with an incredible degree of freedom. AM processes are capable of creating prototypes or parts with increased ...

Additive Manufacturing Online Beginner 2.0 Additive Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing Materials Science 211

"Additive Manufacturing Materials Science" provides a comprehensive overview of the materials that can be used with additive manufacturing (AM) processes. AM materials include a variety of polymers, metals, composites, and ceramics. Each material is distinguished from another material by microstructure, ...

Additive Manufacturing Online Intermediate 2.0 Additive Manufacturing
Integrating Additive Manufacturing with Traditional Manufacturing 221

"Integrating Additive Manufacturing with Traditional Manufacturing" discusses the factors manufacturers should consider when adding an additive manufacturing (AM) component to a traditional manufacturing operation, including cost, logistics, and best uses of AM with traditional manufacturing, among other concerns. Originally used ...

Additive Manufacturing Online Intermediate 2.0 Additive Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing as a Secondary Process 231

"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. AM methods can make a variety of tooling, such as molds and patterns, ...

Additive Manufacturing Online Intermediate 2.0 Additive Manufacturing
Introduction to CNC Machines 201

“Intro to CNC Machines” provides a comprehensive introduction to computer numerical control (CNC), which uses numerical data to control a machine. CNC machines rely on a system of three linear and three rotational axes in order to calculate the motion ...

Machining Online Intermediate 2.0 CNC
Basics of the CNC Lathe 211

“Basics of the CNC Lathe” explains the components and functions of both the chucker and bar machine CNC lathe varieties. CNC lathes have spindles that spin workpieces held in chucks or collets. A carriage and cross slide move along ways ...

Machining Online Intermediate 2.0 CNC
Basics of the CNC Mill 212

“Basics of the CNC Mill” explains the components and function of CNC mills. A CNC mill produces flat or curved surfaces on square or rectangular workpieces. CNC mills may have a vertical spindle or a horizontal spindle and either their ...

Machining Online Intermediate 2.0 CNC
Coordinates for the CNC Lathe 221

"Coordinates for the CNC Lathe" provides an overview of the coordinates used to program cutting operations on CNC lathes or turning centers. It introduces the systems of both Cartesian and polar coordinates and describes how Cartesian axes are used on ...

Machining Online Intermediate 2.0 CNC
Coordinates for the CNC Mill 222

"Coordinates for the CNC Mill" provides an overview of the coordinates used to program cutting operations on CNC mills or machining centers. It introduces the systems of both Cartesian and polar coordinates and explains the Cartesian axes for vertical and ...

Machining Online Intermediate 2.0 CNC
Basics of G Code Programming 231

“Basics of G Code Programming” provides a comprehensive introduction to G code programming. Programmers use G codes to create part programs, which direct CNC machines to create a part. Part programs consist of blocks, which contain words that are a ...

Machining Online Intermediate 2.0 CNC