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Innovations in Additive Manufacturing #2: Execution and Building Teams

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Course Description 
Additive manufacturing (AM) can deliver exceptional benefits, but execution is not simple or easy. AM is similar to traditional methods, yet very different and it is constantly changing. This course discusses the shift in mindset needed for projects to succeed and the importance of building teams to take on this expedition. It will also discuss the value of building a special team, a tiger team, to make process selection, implementation and applications a success.

This course is presented as part of the Innovations in Additive Manufacturing web series.

Duration: 69 minutes
Closed Caption: English

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Navigate the pitfalls of old-thinking that can derail an AM initiative.
  • Identify appropriate personnel for key roles in the AM journey and build a strong team.
  • Rationalize the creation of a specialized, focused team to support AM work. 

Todd Grimm is 27-year veteran of the additive manufacturing/3D printing industry. From his work as a consultant, writer, author, speaker, editor and advisor, he was named as one of The TCT Magazine’s 20 most influential in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. Todd is president of T. A. Grimm & Associates, an additive manufacturing consulting and communications company. He sits on the board of directors of ARC Group Worldwide (NASDAQ: ARCW). He is also a columnist for The TCT Magazine and 3D Metal Printing and author of User’s Guide to Rapid Prototyping. Todd currently serves on the board of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) as its AM industry advisor, sits on the TCT Expert Advisory Board, and is an advisor for the RAPID conference. He has also served as chairman of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME) RTAM community.

This course offers 0.10 CEUs / 1.0 PDH. To receive CEU/PDH, the course must be viewed in its entirety in addition to completing the knowledge check with an 80%.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275. In obtaining this approval, the SWE has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, SWE is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard.