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Prepare for the Certified Additive Manufacturing exam. Learn about the SLA, SLS, and FDM processes of 3D printing, and how it’s rapidly changing the manufacturing world. This learning path will cover the basics of setting up and running successful parts from your FDM or SLA printer. Once you’re done with the learning path, head over to SOLIDWORKS.com/Certification for information on how to take the CSWA-AM exam so you can demonstrate your knowledge of this technology.
Learning Path
11 days ago
Understand various software options for creating designs for use with 3D printers. Learn about the different tools that SOLIDWORKS offers to make 3D printing easy. Learn about Augmented Intelligence tools that can help design complicated parts. Learn about products like 3DXpert to assist in printing assemblies. Learn about new 3D printing technology.
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11 days ago
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Learn how to put the finishing touches on a 3D printed part. Understand how to clean and finish parts. Learn how to assemble parts into one larger part. Understand how to cure parts after printing.
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11 days ago
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Understand what to do when a 3D printing job is complete. Learn the safest ways to remove a part from the machine. Understand how to prepare the machine for future jobs.
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11 days ago
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Understand some steps you can take to ensure a successful 3D printing job. Learn ways to send a file to a 3D printer. Learn what to watch for when a print begins to make sure the part prints correctly. Learn different ways to monitor the machine while it is printing.
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11 days ago
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Understand how to prepare a 3D printer to achieve the best results. Learn how to prepare the build plate to ensure correct part adhesion. Learn how to handle and load materials into the machine.
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11 days ago
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Understand how export settings impact the quality of the 3D printed model. Learn about the different file types supported by todays 3D printers. Learn how to change file settings in SOLIDWORKS for better print results.
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11 days ago
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Learn how to prepare a model before 3D printing. Understand how to orient the part for the best printing results. Understand the implication of infill, wall thickness, shrinkage, and more on part strength and material usage.
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11 days ago
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Understand the materials used in 3D printing processes. Learn about the advantages of Polylactic Acid (PLA) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) materials that are used in FDM printers. Learn about the differences in the resins used SLA printers.
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11 days ago
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Understand the differences between various 3D printing processes. Learn about the common 3D printing processes: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and Stereolithography (SLA). Learn about more advanced processes: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and Selective Laser Melting (SLM) Understand why some 3D printers are “open” or “closed” and why some machines are larger than others.
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11 days ago
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Understand the basics of additive manufacturing. Understand the differences between subtractive and additive manufacturing processes. Learn about the costs and capabilities of various 3D printing processes.
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11 days ago
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The lessons in this learning module provide a quick introduction to parts, assemblies, and drawings in SOLIDWORKS.
Learning Path
12 days ago
Learn about SOLIDWORKS MBD, which is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS 3D design software.
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12 days ago
Learn about SOLIDWORKS Costing to calculate manufacturing costs for some parts.
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12 days ago
Learn about some of the key features of SOLIDWORKS Composer.
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12 days ago
Learn about SimulationXpress to perform first pass stress analysis of parts.
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12 days ago
Learn about FloXpress to calculate how fluid flows through models.
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12 days ago
Learn about DriveWorksXpress to automate your design process.
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12 days ago
Review the part and assembly practice exams to prepare for the CSWA exam.
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12 days ago
Learn how to access and navigate the SOLIDWORKS Certification Center for taking certification exams.
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12 days ago
Use Automatic Feature Regognition (AFR) to automatically extract the machinable features to be machined. Set options to define feature types to extract. Review the hole recognition and feature groups options. Review options to automatically generate operations and toolpaths. Extract machineable features and review the features in the CAM Feature Tree.
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1 month ago
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Use the Coordinate System command to define and assign a Fixture Coordinate System for the active machine. Select the method for defining coordinate system. Define and select a coordinate system. Examine the option for creating a SOLIDWORKS coordinate system.
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1 month ago
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Use the Stock Manager to define the material, stock type and size to machine the part from. Select the stock material. Select stock type to define size and shape. Set the stock size options. View the stock preview.
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1 month ago
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Use the Machine dialog to define the parameters of the machine tool used to manufacture the part. Set machine properties to select machine type and duty for manufacturing. Select tool crib to be used by machine. Select the post processor used to generate NC code. Set posting parameters for post processor.
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1 month ago
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