The 3D Printing Revolution

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About this course: This course will demonstrate how 3D printers work, show what people make with them, and examine the 3D printing ecosystem. It will also explore the future of 3D printing and discuss how this technology will revolutionize our world. The course materials include informative video lectures, on-location interviews with a variety of 3D printing experts, and engaging hands-on exercises. Learners who complete this introductory course will have a solid understanding of 3D printing and its revolutionary potential, and will be able to print and customize 3D designs. In addition, learners will obtain a preview of the other courses in the 3D Printing Specialization and gain an ap…

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  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
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About this course: This course will demonstrate how 3D printers work, show what people make with them, and examine the 3D printing ecosystem. It will also explore the future of 3D printing and discuss how this technology will revolutionize our world. The course materials include informative video lectures, on-location interviews with a variety of 3D printing experts, and engaging hands-on exercises. Learners who complete this introductory course will have a solid understanding of 3D printing and its revolutionary potential, and will be able to print and customize 3D designs. In addition, learners will obtain a preview of the other courses in the 3D Printing Specialization and gain an appreciation for how these courses will help them develop the knowledge and skills to turn their ideas into objects. This course was listed in the top 50 MOOC's of all time by Class-Central (https://www.class-central.com/report/top-moocs/)

Created by:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Taught by:  Aric Rindfleisch, John M. Jones Professor of Marketing

    Department of Business Administration
Basic Info Course 1 of 5 in the 3D Printing Specialization Level Beginner Commitment 2 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.7 stars Average User Rating 4.7See what learners said Coursework

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WEEK 1


Course Orientation
In this section, you will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation also contains an overview of the entire 3D Printing Specialization.


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  1. Reading: Learner Stories
  2. Video: Introduction to the 3D Printing Specialization
  3. Video: Welcome to the 3D Printing Revolution!
  4. Reading: Syllabus
  5. Reading: About the Discussion Forums
  6. Reading: Glossary
  7. Practice Quiz: Orientation Quiz
  8. Reading: Updating Your Profile
  9. Discussion Prompt: Getting to Know Your Classmates
  10. Reading: Social Media


Module 1: What Is 3D Printing?
In this module, you will learn what 3D Printing is, how 3D Printers work, and the types of objects you can make using this technology.


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  1. Reading: Module 1 Overview
  2. Video: Views on 3D Printing - Champaign & New York
  3. Video: My 3D Printing Story - Aric Rindfleisch
  4. Video: Tour of Sector67 - Chris Meyer
  5. Video: 3D Printing, the Maker Movement & Hackerspaces - Chris Meyer
  6. Video: The Birth of Desktop 3D Printing - Matt Griffin
  7. Video: What Would You Make? (Exercise Overview)
  8. Discussion Prompt: Share your "What Would You Make" Video
  9. Video: History of 3D Printing
  10. Video: How 3D Printers Work
  11. Video: Materials & Costs
  12. Video: Where Designs Come From
  13. Video: Where to Find 3D Printers
  14. Video: 3D Printing Applications
  15. Practice Quiz: Module 1 Practice Quiz
  16. Video: 3D Printing Demonstration - Danny Lohan
  17. Video: 3D Printing vs. Additive Manufacturing - Mark Cotteleer
  18. Video: Selective Laser Melting - Rodrigo Gutierrez
  19. Video: 3D Printing Ecosystem - Aaron Roy
  20. Video: Like this course? Learn more with the iMBA! (optional)

Graded: What Would You Make? (Exercise)
Graded: Module 1 Quiz

WEEK 2


Module 2: Why Is It Revolutionary?
In this module, you will learn what is special about 3D Printing and how this technology will change the business world and revolutionize our economy.


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  1. Reading: Module 2 Overview
  2. Video: Tour of the Illinois MakerLab - Vishal Sachdev
  3. Video: Meet the Makers - Arielle Rausin, Cameron Alberg & Scott Zelman
  4. Video: What’s Special about 3D Printing?
  5. Video: How Will 3D Printing Change Business?
  6. Video: The Future of 3D Printing
  7. Practice Quiz: Module 2 Practice Quiz
  8. Video: Remixing Products (Exercise Overview)
  9. Video: Voodoo Manufacturing - Max Friefeld
  10. Video: Normal - Nikki Kaufman
  11. Video: Shapeways - Lauren Slowik
  12. Video: 3D Fashion - Francis Bitonti
  13. Video: 3D Printed Battery - Paul Braun
  14. Video: What’s Next? - Hod Lipson

Graded: Remixing Products (Exercise)
Graded: Module 2 Quiz

Course Conclusion
This brief module contains a course summary, previews the other courses in our 3D printing specialization, and provides you with the opportunity to share your thoughts about your experience in this course.


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  1. Video: The 3D Printing Revolution Wrap-Up
  2. Discussion Prompt: Your Reflections about the Course
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