Fundamentals of 3D Printing: Fused Filament

Provided by: MEP Courses

3D printing or additive manufacturing, when applied to production applications, is a technology-driving innovation in manufacturing throughout the supply chain. Within the 3D printing hierarchy of methods, the most commonly adopted technology is fused filament fabrication or FFF. This workshop is designed with the operator and technician in mind and takes place in both a classroom and lab setting. It includes hands-on activities and covers topics including technology strengths, limits, applications for manufacturing, workflow, materials, and design principles.

Course Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of FFF technology to make a well-informed buying decision,Identify strengths and weaknesses with the technology and workflow and Assist with the part design and manage workflow for a successful build operation

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for Manufacturing personnel tasked with supporting production-line activity

Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart Technology


Purdue University MEP

Employee Type

Leadership, Change Leaders, Maintenance, 1st Level Supervisor, Operations Team

Method of Delivery

Face to Face

Estimated Effort