The course takes place in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The course takes place in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“This is an entirely new course being offered to provide an introduction to the exciting and timely worlds of 3D printing and additive manufacturing,” said IMI president Al Keene. “With new materials development being one of the key requirements for success and growth, the course will provide a jump start to those seeking to develop materials and to understand the challenges and opportunities in 3D printing and additive manufacturing."

"While 3D printing technology has been around since the 1980s, it was not until the early 2010s that the printers became widely available commercially,” said course leaker Dr Alan L Hudd, founder and director of Alchemie Technology.

“Since then, there has been a large growth in the sales of these systems and their price has dropped substantially. According to Wohlers Associates, the market for 3D printers and services was worth $2.2 billion worldwide in 2012, up 29% from 2011. McKinsey lists 3D printing as one of the 12 technologies that could drive truly massive economic transformation and disruption in the coming years."