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Certified additive manufacturing Professional

ABOUT Additive manufacturing Professional Certification

The GSDC Certified Additive Manufacturing Professional certification is a valuable credential that validates an individual's expertise in the field of additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. As additive manufacturing continues to revolutionize industries ranging from aerospace to healthcare, this Additive Manufacturing Professional Certification demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the technology, its applications, and its potential impact on the future of manufacturing.

The Additive Manufacturing Professional Certificate recognizes professionals who possess the essential knowledge and skills to design, develop, and implement additive manufacturing solutions, enabling them to contribute to the advancement of this cutting-edge technology.

With the increasing demand for Certified Additive Manufacturing Professionals across various sectors, this certification not only enhances career opportunities but also plays a crucial role in driving innovation and fostering the widespread adoption of additive manufacturing techniques.

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OBJECTIVES OF Additive manufacturing Professionalcertification

  • Understand additive manufacturing processes and techniques.
  • Design and optimize additive manufacturing solutions.
  • Implement additive manufacturing systems and workflows.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot additive manufacturing issues.
  • Evaluate additive manufacturing materials and applications.


TARGET AUDIENCES For Additive Professional certification

Manufacturing Engineers
Product Designers
Mechanical Engineers
Industrial Engineers
Additive Manufacturing Technicians

BENEFITS Of Additive manufactring ProfessionalCertificate

Gain high-demand career advantage with expertise.

Elevate job market competitiveness with certification.

Demonstrate continuous career improvement commitment.

Validate skills against industry standards.

Secure valuable asset position in the industry.

Obtain industry-recognized, portable credential.




PRE-REQUISITES For additive manufacturing Professional CERTIFICATION

Prior knowledge or experience in additive manufacturing processes and techniques is recommended but not mandatory to pursue the GSDC Certified Additive Manufacturing Professional certification.

EXAMINATION of Additive manufacturing Certification 

60-minutes exam.
40 multiple choice questions (MCQ).
26 out of 40-65% is needed to pass.
In case the participant does not score the passing percentage, they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up to 30 days from the date of the 1st exam attempt.



EXAM SYLLABUS OF Additive manufacturing Professional CERTIFICATION

  • 1.Introduction to Additive Manufacturing:
    • Overview and Concepts
    • Definition and Fundamental Characteristics of Additive Manufacturing
    • Basic principles: Layer deposition, solidification/polymerization, object formation
    • Historical Evolution
    • Origins and Evolution of Additive Manufacturing
    • Impact Areas
    • Significant impacts in aerospace, medical, automotive, product design, and architecture
    • Benefits and Advantages
    • Comparison with traditional manufacturing methods
  • 2. Additive Manufacturing Technologies and Processes:
    • Core Technologies
    • Stereolithography (SLA)
    • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
    • Material Jetting (MJM)
    • Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF/FDM)
    • Overview of other relevant AM technologies
    • Understanding Components
    • Sensors, actuators, and control systems in AM
  • 3.Design and Modeling for Additive Manufacturing:
    • Modeling Software
    • Use of CAD and CAM for AM
    • Optimizing Part Geometry
    • Techniques for material consumption reduction, printing time optimization, and performance enhancement
    • Support Structures and Fixation
    • Importance and optimization of support structures
    • Part Orientation Strategies
    • Positioning and racking strategies for efficiency and quality
  • 4.Materials in Additive Manufacturing:
    • Material Types and Characteristics
    • Metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites
    • Material properties: Mechanical strength, temperature resistance, and more
    • Material Selection
    • Selecting materials based on application requirements
    • Material Advantages and Limitations
    • Analysis of costs, availability, and processing challenges
  • 5.Practical Applications in SMEs:
    • Case Studies Analysis
    • Automotive, aeronautics, medical industries
    • AM Integration in Production
    • Design, material selection, and printing process for SMEs
    • Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • Evaluating investment versus benefits in AM


Willy Johnson

Designation - Manufacturing Engineer

As a Manufacturing Engineer, the GSDC Certified Additive Manufacturing Professional has equipped me with the knowledge to implement efficient additive manufacturing solutions. It has been instrumental in enhancing my career prospects.

Michael Chen

Designation - Product Designer

The GSDC Certified Additive Manufacturing Professional certification has given me a competitive edge in the field of product design. It has enabled me to stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly evolving technology. 

Naomi Davis

Designation - Additive Manufacturing Specialist

Earning the GSDC Certified Additive Manufacturing Professional certification has been a game-changer for me. It has opened doors to exciting opportunities in the additive manufacturing industry.


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