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Additive manufacturing (AM) is a technology that is maturing at a fast rate and we can support you to gain knowledge on how to make use of am.


With the MTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, we have developed a comprehensive range of AM training courses. These cover a range of topics spanning the AM process chain at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels, and defined based on a competency framework for industrial AM roles.

They are delivered through a range of formats, from online eLearning, virtual classrooms, to face-to-face practical and theory courses over one or more days, offering access to expert AM engineers and state-of-the-art AM equipment and facilities. For more details on the specific courses and to book your place please click here.

In addition, we have defined training pathways specifically for the roles of AM Technician and Design Engineer.

AM Technician

An AM Technician uses their comprehensive understanding of the entire value chain to carry out the safe and reliable production and post-processing of additively manufactured parts, whilst feeding back cost-saving design improvements to the Engineering team.

AM Design Engineer

An AM Design Engineer uses their fundamental design knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the entire value chain to design parts optimised for function, cost and additive manufacture, selecting the most effective process and material to meet the design requirements.

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Everything we do at the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing is underpinned by knowledge that is constantly evolving, keeping pace with the rapid evolution of the technology. The Knowledge Hub is our free online reference library and portal for the UK supply chain to help you get up to speed and signpost you to resources and people who can help further. You can register to access the Knowledge Hub by clicking here. In addition, an adoption tracker tool has been developed to enable you to track your progress through to implementation. This supports by linking you to the most relevant resources for your stage of adoption, with steps and milestones defined, and can be accessed through the link above.