#SC-04-17 Additive Manufacturing for Business: Practices and Ecosystem

  • Categories Science
  • Duration 12h
  • Total Enrolled 12
  • Last Update December 19, 2020

About Course

EIT RawMaterials


Identify how to implement additive manufacturing in your organisation

On this course, you’ll examine the business case for additive manufacturing (AM) alongside experts at EIT RawMaterials.

The introduction of AM has created exciting opportunities for innovation in multiple industries, from product design to aeronautics, and understanding the market is crucial to reaping the benefits.

Learn how additive manufacturing can boost your business

AM has the potential to be profitably used in business and can have a positive impact on value chains and business models.

You’ll learn to explain how AM can be used to boost business – whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to enter the 3D printing market, or a professional interested in enhancing an existing company with AM.

Discover the additive manufacturing ecosystem

You’ll be given an in-depth overview of the current AM landscape, learning how to find your place in a market that has greatly expanded over recent decades.

You’ll also examine the practical process of implementing AM within a business.

Lead an additive manufacturing strategy in your company

Ultimately you’ll come away able to confidently make the business case for the use of additive manufacturing, armed with a clear and concise understanding of the current market and processes.

What topics will you cover?

  • Key financial advantages of additive manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing applications in the product lifecycle
  • Strategic framework of additive manufacturing implementation
  • Additively manufactured spare parts
  • Additive manufacturing ecosystem
  • Distributed manufacturing

Who will you learn with?

Jouni Partanen

Jouni Partanen is Professor of Advanced Production on Technologies in Aalto University, Finland. He has a PhD degree in Physics and 15 years of industrial experience in 3D Printing technologies.


Sergei Chekurov

Sergei Chekurov (DSc.) defended his thesis on the industrial opportunities of additive manufacturing in 2019 and continues to research the effect of AM on value creation systems at Aalto University.


Niklas Kretzschmar

Interested in Additive Manufacturing technologies, new materials, and related software solutions. Currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at Aalto University.



Who developed the course?

The EIT Raw Materials logo

Initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, EIT RawMaterials is the largest European raw materials partnership.

What Will I Learn?

  • Explain how additive manufacturing can be used to improve business
  • Justify why additive manufacturing should be used in your company
  • Explore the additive manufacturing ecosystem
  • Lead additive manufacturing implementation in your company
  • Assess your position in relation to other players of the additive manufacturing ecosystem

Topics for this course

11 Lessons12h


Get to know the team and share your thoughts on the topic of the course.
Welcome to the course00:02:14
Differences between additive manufacturing and conventional manufacturing
Please introduce yourself

Strengths and weaknesses of additive manufacturing?

Examine the benefits and challenges of using additive manufacturing and understand when it should be used.

Application areas of additive manufacturing?

Learn three major roles of additive manufacturing in product creation: prototyping, tooling, and final production.

Student Feedback


Total 4 Ratings

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It was a really good course, I learned more than I thought. Thank you for preparing it.

Everyone did an excellent job delivery such needed content. I really learned a lot. Dr. Jouni Partanen

It was very interesting. I enjoyed all over the course.
I knew a few things and it also refreshed my learning, the content was very good and I liked doing the challenges.

This course was good.The level was right and the content was interesting. The discussion tasks and assignments were also good and the videos were informative.


Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • The course is ideal for industrial professionals who are familiar with additive manufacturing on a technical level and might use it in their work for a specific purpose but have not considered how it could be used to further develop the business of their company. These professionals work in departments of research and development, product design, and manufacturing operations. The course is also suitable for entrepreneurs looking to create a start-up to enter the additive manufacturing market.