The Lighting Research Center is offering a six-week, interactive online course on the application of additive manufacturing (3D printing) to the design, development, and manufacturing of lighting components and products. This course will be held September 8 through October 20, 2021.

It is expected that 3D printing will offer many benefits in the manufacturing of components for lighting systems, including fabrication of cost-effective unique parts that cannot be made using traditional manufacturing methods. 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 processes and technologies, 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 performance of 3D-printed lighting components

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

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