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Assessment Name: Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals
Number of Questions: 89
Description: Basic knowledge about additive manufacturing, math, safety, machining, materials, maintenance, fabrication, and automation.
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 35
Introduction to Additive Manufacturing 111

"Introduction to Additive Manufacturing" provides an overview of additive manufacturing (AM), including its history, advantages, disadvantages, basic steps, methods, and materials. Additive manufacturing is a rapidly growing industry that allows for rapid prototyping and the creation of more complex and ...

Smart Manufacturing Online Beginner 2.0 Additive Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing Safety 121

"Additive Manufacturing Safety" describes the various safety hazards involved in additive manufacturing (AM) and the precautions operators should follow to protect themselves. AM methods and processes involve the use of moving and hot components, hazardous materials, and devices that produce ...

Smart Manufacturing Online Beginner 2.0 Additive Manufacturing
The Basic Additive Manufacturing Process 131

"The Basic Additive Manufacturing Process" discusses the general steps involved in most additive manufacturing (AM) procedures. Important steps include creating 3D computer models, converting those models to AM compatible file formats, setting up and running an AM machine, and part ...

Smart Manufacturing Online Beginner 2.0 Additive Manufacturing
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 ...

Smart 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 ...

Smart 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, ...

Smart Manufacturing Online Intermediate 2.0 Additive Manufacturing
Basic Measurement 101

The class “Basic Measurement” offers an overview of common gaging and variable inspection tools and methods. Variable inspection takes a specific measurement using common devices such as calipers and micrometers. The sensitivity of the instrument must be greater than the ...

Foundational Online Beginner 2.0 Inspection
Calibration Fundamentals 111

The class “Calibration Fundamentals” provides a basic introduction to the importance of calibrating measuring instruments. Calibration determines the accuracy of measuring instruments by comparing its value to a higher-level measurement standard, usually a working standard gage block. Measurement standards follow ...

Foundational Online Beginner 2.0 Inspection
Basics of Tolerance 121

“Basics of Tolerance” provides a comprehensive overview on part tolerancing, including different types of tolerances and the relationship between tolerances and part dimensions. Every manufactured part must meet certain specifications. Tolerances describe the range of acceptable measurements in which a ...

Foundational Online Beginner 2.0 Inspection
Blueprint Reading 131

The class “Blueprint Reading” provides a thorough understanding of blueprints and how to read them. Blueprints are documents that contain three major elements: the drawing, dimensions, and notes. The drawing illustrates the views of the part necessary to show its ...

Foundational Online Beginner 2.0 Inspection