Dunwoody Design for Manufacturing: 3D Printing

NOTE: Dunwoody College isn’t accepting new students into the Design for Manufacturing: 3D Printing program. Students interested in additive manufacturing should consider Engineering Drafting & Design. Interested in a fast-track to the manufacturing industry? Check out Right Skills Now for Manufacturing.  

Stratasys and Dunwoody College have teamed up to offer the Design for Manufacturing: 3D Printing certificate.

Learn how to utilize 3D printing software and hardware to set-up, run, maintain, and calibrate 3D printing machines; and adapt printing techniques to traditional manufacturing processes.

While at Dunwoody, you won’t just print prototype parts and widgets. You’ll design, print, build, and inspect real-world parts in our state-of-the-industry labs, which are equipped with three different platforms of 3D printing technology.

Already in the industry and want to learn more about additive manufacturing? Individual courses may also be taken.

Credits earned in the Design for Manufacturing: 3D Printing certificate directly transfer into Dunwoody’s Engineering Drafting & Design or Machine Tool Technology associate’s degrees.

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Class topics include:

  • Engineering Drawings with SolidWorks
  • Machine Shop Fundamentals
  • 3D Printing Applications
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerances

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Design for Manufacturing – 3D Printing

Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician
  • Application Engineer
  • Tool Designer
  • 3D Printing Technician

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Robotic Snow Plow Team
  • SkillsUSA

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Engineering, Materials, Mechanics & Metrology Lab

Open to all manufacturing and engineering students (and those with training on the equipment), this lab brings together equipment for additive manufacturing, material testing, measurement, and CNC simulation.

  • Two Stratasys Fortus 250 3D Printers
  • One Stratasys F370 3D Printer
  • One Fortus 400 3D Printer
  • Two MakerBot 3D Printers
  • Two Zeiss Duramax Coordinate Measurement Machines
  • Two MTS Criterion Tensile/Shear/Compression Testers
  • 7 Haas CNC Controller Simulators
  • One Zeiss Stemi 305 Microscope

Gene Haas Manufacturing Innovation Lab

Learn to program CNC milling and turning operations and develop the tooling used in modern manufacturing processes like injection molding and metal stamping.

  • 10 Haas CNC Mini Mills
  • 2 Haas VF2 Mills
  • Haas ST-10 Lathe
  • Sodick Wire EDM
  • Charmilles Sinker EDM
  • Cincinatti Injection Mold Press