Additive Manufacturing

Colorado School of Mines

A GRADUATE PROGRAM FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF MANUFACTURING

As manufacturing technology evolves, industrial markets need engineers with the unique skillsets to meet these challenges. Our Additive Manufacturing graduate program provides the interdisciplinary training and hands-on learning required to embrace these new technologies and determine how to best leverage them across a variety of industries.

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From the Director

Manufacturing technology is rapidly evolving across many different industrial markets. The need to improve both affordability and performance has driven growth in advanced techniques like additive manufacturing. Further growth is expected as agile business practices such as just-in-time manufacturing and mass customization take hold.

These new concepts are disruptive and difficult to implement with legacy manufacturing techniques. Companies must adapt to these new practices to remain competitive and expand their markets.

The Additive Manufacturing Program was created to address the interdisciplinary training needed for the next generation of manufacturing engineers working with these new disruptive technologies. Currently the program has a strong focus in additive manufacturing, though the curriculum is continuously evolving. The Additive Manufacturing program at Mines offers a non-thesis master’s degree and four-course professional certificates. Both options expose students to a survey of additive manufacturing topics along with focused courses in design, materials, and data informatics. Electives are available across a wide range of traditional engineering disciplines, and can be tailored to each student’s interests. These courses provide engineers with the tools necessary to make informed decisions on how best to leverage and benefit from these new manufacturing technologies.

We have designed Additive Manufacturing with the working professional in mind. Core courses are offered either early in the morning or late in the afternoon, and run consecutively when possible to minimize workday disruption. Several courses are offered online and more are in development.

Craig Brice
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, Additive Manufacturing Program

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Degree & Certificate Options

MASTER’S NON-THESIS & 4+1

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

UNDERGRAD MINOR & ASI

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Students helped build Iron Man suit for Adam Savage of ‘Mythbusters’ fame

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Teaching lab features multiple high-performance 3D printers

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Home to ADAPT, an industry-academia consortium for additive manufacturing