This interactive online course is designed for professionals from the lighting, 3D printing, additive manufacturing, and related industries to understand the possibilities of 3D printing for lighting and to learn more about each industry’s needs and capabilities.
The course will provide training in the application of 3D printing to the design, prototyping, and manufacturing of lighting system components, and give participants the knowledge and skills needed to begin applying this technology in their own companies.
There will be both weekly, in-person instruction hosted by course faculty (i.e., weekly, approximately two- to three-hour live, interactive sessions), via an internet-based conferencing system, as well as supplemental activities and assignments to be completed by course participants throughout the six-week course period.
Course instruction will include collaborative, hands-on activities using physical components and parts provided by the Lighting Research Center. Course participants will work interactively with course faculty in live, remote laboratory sessions. Participants will also design components that will be additively manufactured at the LRC and returned to participants for evaluation as part of the course sessions.
The course will begin on September 8, 2021, and will run through October 20, 2021. Classes will meet on six Wednesdays from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM US Eastern Time. A more detailed schedule of course activities, presentations, and assignments will be provided upon registration for the course.