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Online LRC Course 3D Printing for Lighting Professionals

September 30 - November 18

Image showing young LRC professionals and 3D printing process, used as header image for Online LRC 3D Printing Course

Discover the Future of Lighting: Online LRC Course 3D Printing

The Lighting Research Center is sharing its knowledge to date in a six-week, interactive, online course on the application of 3D printing to the design, development, and manufacturing of lighting components and products. The LRC Course 3D Printing will begin on September 30, 2020, and will run through November 18, 2020. 

Designed for Lighting Professionals

The 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.

Importance of the Course:

Industry leader, Govi Rao discusses the importance of 3D printing to lighting, and the LRC’s education on this topic.

Target Groups

The course is focussing on professionals in lighting and related industries, more specifically:

    • Professionals from the lighting industry interested in learning more about the use of 3D printing in the design, development, and manufacturing of lighting components and products.
    • Professionals from the 3D printing industry interested in the application of 3D printing technology to lighting.
    • Anyone who wants to better understand the possibilities and impacts of 3D printing in lighting product lines, including:- Equipment and materials manufacturers
      – Product and innovation managers
      – Industrial designers
      – Engineers
      – Product developers
      – Research and development professionals

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be able to:

    • Appraise the value of 3D printing for manufacturing lighting systems;
    • Understand the 3D printing process from design to manufacture and post-production of components as it applies to lighting systems;
    • Characterize the lighting market size; the performance requirements of electrical, mechanical, optical, and thermal components in lighting systems; and the needs of different lighting applications;
    • Compare the most common methods of 3D printing technologies and processes, and the pros and cons of each related to the fabrication of various lighting components;
    • Assess material, print parameter, and finishing requirements for lighting fixture components and systems;
    • Design, characterize and optimize a 3D-printed component for a lighting fixture;
    • Test, evaluate, and quantify the performance of 3D-printed lighting components.

Course Certificate

Participants who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate from the Lighting Research Center including 15 continuing education units (CEUs).

LRC Course 3D Printing Description and Schedule

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.

A more detailed schedule of course activities, presentations, and assignments will be provided upon registration for the course.

Please have a look at the LRC Online Course pages or just contact LRC’s Director of Educational Programs, Daniel Frering, at frerid@rpi.edu directly to learn more.