About this online course


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Design professionals, supervisors and managers are required to understand, use, and extract value from digital manufacturing. Industrial design is a world that has grown increasingly digital, and in which the duration from idea to implementation is shorter than it has ever been.

This course gives you an opportunity to connect to emerging trends and technologies, the instructors, and their insights. It is taught by TU Delft's leading scholars and experts in digital manufacturing. The Industrial Design Engineering faculty at TU Delft is a world leader in the application of technology, especially in applying it in a human-centered way. It is known for setting the agenda for the creative industry.

There are three major steps in the digital manufacturing workflow that we cover in depth. These include: scanning, modelling, and fabrication. We also consider how each step could be applied within your business, and the value that each can offer.

The primary additive manufacturing technologies we explore are material extrusion, powder bed fusion, material jetting, binder jetting, sheet lamination, photopolymerization, and directed energy deposition. We consider their advantages, logistical challenges, and the workflow required to get the most out of this palette of techniques.

The course uses hands-on assignments with software and mobile applications to develop your skills. We also have guest lectures from some of today's most innovative designers; spurring exciting discussions. We hope to stimulate conversation about ownership and authenticity, the role of designers, and the benefits and implications of digital fabrication. These represent opportunities to network and interact with professionals worldwide, as well as the master students from TU Delft who take the course along with you.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the workflow of digital manufacturing: from scanning to modelling to fabrication.
  • Judge the value of business and innovation opportunities and identify emerging concepts.
  • Understand high-tech solutions, only doable by additive manufacturing.
  • Design for 3D printing, such as parameterised and multimaterial models.


Certificates and CEUs

If you successfully complete this course you will earn a professional education certificate and you are eligible to receive 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).


This course is primarily geared towards working professionals that are required to understand, use and extract value from digital manufacturing methods.


If you have any questions about this course or the TU Delft online learning environment, please do not hesitate to contact us by sending an email.

  • Start date
    Jun 06, 2017
  • Cost
    € 240
  • Course length
    4 weeks
  • Estimated effort
    3 - 4 hours per week
  • Course code

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