Additive 3D Printing Technician

Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Robert C. Byrd Institute and Apprenticeship Works National Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (NAMAP)
Industries
O*Net Code
17-3026.00
Rapids Code
2078HY
Req. Hours
39830
State
DC
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

12 skill sets | 161 total skills | 39830 total hours
Industrial Safety - 280 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to adhere to personal grooming requirements in the facility.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to use personal protective equipment including eye, ear, hand, respiratory, body and foot protection, by ensuring that a correct fit and optimum protection is provided to the wearer for the specific task, in accordance with applicable safety legislation, government regulations, manufacturers' specifications and company standards/procedures.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to follow fire safety procedures including: determining the potential for fire posed by the work being performed; locating and assessing the severity of the fire; selecting and operating fire extinguishing equipment; suppressing minor fires; activating alarms; following fire evacuation plans; and, reporting incidents; in accordance with applicable Acts, Regulations, Legislation, and Codes, manufacturers’ specifications, and company standards or procedures.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to work around energy sources by observing limits and procedures for approaching energy sources to ensure personal safety and protection of equipment in accordance with standards.
20 hrs
Demonstrate adherence to performing lock-out/tag-out procedures and energy isolation for assigned machinery in accordance with facility regulations.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to handle and store hazardous materials as assigned, while adhering to safe practices in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements and guidelines, including completing the required documentation.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to identify all pinch points on primary and supportive machine tools and the proper placements of guards.
20 hrs
Demonstrate both emergency and standard shut down of all required equipment.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the use and location of eye wash sinks within the workplace.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the use and location of first aid kits in the workplace.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to practice good housekeeping in the workplace, by ensuring that the workplace is clean, organized, and free of obstructions, spills, or fire hazard and that materials and equipment are cleaned and sorted in designated areas after use.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the safe use of hand and power tools.
20 hrs
Demonstrate how to identify and recognize hazardous situations and apply proper procedures (includes following guidelines to prevent spread of blood borne pathogens and spill control).
20 hrs
Demonstrate how to locate a material Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and describe how you interpret the information.
20 hrs
Workplace Skills - 960 req. hrs
Demonstrate the ability to listen and comprehend instructions.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to read and comprehend English.
20 hrs
Interpret specific instructions from a supervisor.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to write clear letters, instructions and reports.
20 hrs
Use e-mail and other electronic means for communication.
20 hrs
Communicate non-documented processes to fellow employees or supervisors.
20 hrs
Read and interpret non-English information, such as material specifications.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to use a group approach to identify problems and develop solutions based on group consensus.
20 hrs
Adhere to company policies related to timeliness, punctuality, and confidentiality.
20 hrs
Demonstrate time management skills.
20 hrs
Work effectively in teams within a workforce or group.
20 hrs
Manage conflict effectively and with sensitivity to the needs and perceptions of others.
20 hrs
Plan and conduct effective meetings.
20 hrs
Demonstrate life-long learning geared toward personal growth.
20 hrs
Demonstrate strong presentation skills for small and large groups.
20 hrs
Exercise appropriate usages of computer systems.
20 hrs
Demonstrate adherence to computer security policies.
20 hrs
Demonstrate proficiency in keyboard skills.
20 hrs
Use email and text messaging effectively with the correct grammar and spelling.
20 hrs
Create and use spreadsheets for data analysis, graphic, record keeping and other uses.
20 hrs
Use the internet effectively for researching and acquiring technical information.
20 hrs
Create quality written documents using word processing software.
20 hrs
Create and use database applications.
20 hrs
Integrate documents containing word processing, spreadsheets and graphics.
20 hrs
Analyze test data, compare information and draw rational conclusions.
20 hrs
Demonstrate mastery in basic arithmetic, including proportions, percentages, etc.
20 hrs
Show that data, calculations and results are reasonable.
20 hrs
Use mental arithmetic and calculators as computation tools.
20 hrs
Prepare and interpret graphs using a variety of scales and presentation techniques.
20 hrs
Perform conversions for units from one system to another.
20 hrs
Use accurately both U.S. Customary units and the International System of Units (ISU).
20 hrs
Demonstrate the use of accuracy and precision.
20 hrs
Utilize concepts of perimeter, area and volume of basic shapes.
20 hrs
Apply concepts of angles and triangles.
20 hrs
Problem Solving - 1160 req. hrs
Recall key job-related information (processes, references, terminology, acronyms).
20 hrs
Show proficient observation skills during demonstrations of processes or equipment operation.
20 hrs
Perform troubleshooting of equipment and instrumentation.
20 hrs
Perform basic setup, diagnosis and repair of industrial machinery and equipment.
20 hrs
Use vendor catalogs to acquire troubleshooting information and to identify materials and components for work tasks.
20 hrs
Demonstrate flexibility, willingness to learn and ability to solve problems.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the tracing of defects to the originating section of their root cause.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the use of cause mapping when performing Root Cause Analysis.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to apply the 5 Why methodology to isolate problems for an equipment problem.
20 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to apply effective observation and interview strategies to validate the problem and determine the most effective troubleshooting strategy.
20 hrs
Quality Assurance and Part Analysis - 1960 req. hrs
Measure dimensions accurately using scales, micrometers and related tools.
100 hrs
Measure hardness, impact strength and related properties of materials accurately.
100 hrs
Demonstrate knowledge of order of magnitude of measurement and scales.
100 hrs
Measure temperature, pressure, force, torque and related quantities accurately.
100 hrs
Measure mass accurately using appropriate devices.
100 hrs
Apply precision metrology devices and inspection tools.
100 hrs
Read and interpret technical drawings.
100 hrs
Interpret and apply tolerances on component dimensions and specifications.
100 hrs
Material Selection, Sourcing, Requisitioning - 2210 req. hrs
Choose and apply a type of material to render parts.
50 hrs
Compare the differing properties and characteristics of common materials used for additive manufacturing models.
50 hrs
Perform formal historical sourcing analysis for upcoming events, tapping into internal/external data to identify trends, opportunities and threats.
50 hrs
Execute structured formal bid processes, (Request for Information [RFI], Request for Quotation [RFQ], Request for Proposal [RFP]), consistently with appropriate suppliers, which include favorable terms and conditions to the enterprise.
50 hrs
Evaluate supplier capabilities against a standard set of well-documented criteria and provides a comprehensive comparison on the relative capabilities of suppliers against the criteria.
50 hrs
Part Design (CAD) - 30210 req. hrs
Create and modify technical drawings using computer-aided design (CAD), including three-dimensional (3D) modeling.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate the proper use of computer-aided design (CAD) software.
1000 hrs
Apply the computer-aided (CAD) design three-dimensional (3D) coordinate system for three-dimensional objects.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate and apply basic software utilities for arranging, detailing and plotting views of an object.
1000 hrs
Align, rotate and mirror three-dimensional (3D) objects.
1000 hrs
Create and render a three-dimensional (3D) model.
1000 hrs
Perform analysis on the computer model and refine the design, as needed.
1000 hrs
Enter and save data for an object drawing.
1000 hrs
Create an assembly drawing with proper dimensioning and appropriate views.
1000 hrs
Apply basic solid modeling commands.
1000 hrs
Create multiple parts using components of a design tree.
1000 hrs
Choose and apply a type of material to use to render parts.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate basic design principles of visual and spatial form as applied to products.
1000 hrs
Capture physical three-dimensional (3D) objects, and reverse engineer accurate computer-aided design (CAD) models from three-dimensional (3D) scans.
1000 hrs
Describe the fundamentals of material selection for product and system design.
1000 hrs
Measure and calculate properties of parts.
1000 hrs
Apply orthographic projection principles to drawing’s layouts.
1000 hrs
Perform analyses on the sketch procedures and refine the sketch design.
1000 hrs
Perform advanced mating using multiple parts or sub-assemblies.
1000 hrs
Create and insert render parts into the sheet environment of a solid modeling drawing.
1000 hrs
Create basic building construction, architectural and object designs in three dimensions.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of three-dimensional (3D) file formats as applicable.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate the ability to manipulate and modify a three- dimensional (3D) file.
1000 hrs
Explain and illustrate the advantages of using the different three-dimensional (3D) file formats.
1000 hrs
Describe the characteristics of the different three-dimensional (3D) file formats.
1000 hrs
Differentiate part orientation using x, y, z, coordinates in the build platform.
1000 hrs
Define and illustrate orthogonal orientation notation of a part.
1000 hrs
Demonstrate the right hand rule for positive rotations with reference to the build volume origin.
1000 hrs
Cost Modeling: Pricing Parts Correctly - 30460 req. hrs
Prepare detailed cost estimates of capital and annual operating costs, maintenance and repair, and replacement costs for a project or component of a project, such as equipment, materials, assembly, inspection, modification, quality assurance, etc.
50 hrs
Calculate the return on investment, present worth and/or annual cost and benefit of a project having initial capital and annual operation, maintenance, repair, salvage value and replacement costs using appropriate interest, discount, and projected inflation rates.
50 hrs
Identify and quantify the economic risks associated with a project or product, including how warranty costs are considered for a product.
50 hrs
Compare design alternatives with varying cost profiles on a present worth or annual cost basis.
50 hrs
Interact with managers and other professionals in providing project economic information and opinions of project costs in financial analysis and financing process.
50 hrs
Process Selection - 30710 req. hrs
Identify standards of ASTM International (formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials) in relation to additive manufacturing.
50 hrs
Define the basic terms used in additive manufacturing in oral and written communications.
50 hrs
Explain and illustrate the various additive manufacturing processes.
50 hrs
Compare and contrast the various additive manufacturing processes.
50 hrs
Compare and contrast additive manufacturing processes to other manufacturing processes.
50 hrs
Machine Operation - 31510 req. hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of the safety precautions required to operate each additive manufacturing device.
100 hrs
Demonstrate the proper method for wearing of safety goggles, face shields particle masks, ear protection devices and appropriate clothing used in additive manufacturing.
100 hrs
Demonstrate the required response needed in the event of an accident in the workplace.
100 hrs
Demonstrate the location and use of safety manuals located in the workplace.
100 hrs
Demonstrate the location and operation of all power sources for additive manufacturing equipment in the workplace.
100 hrs
Set-up a 3D printer (Three Dimensional Printer) and supporting equipment for a build, including uploading the file, placing support structures, selecting part orientation, and loading the build materials and platform.
100 hrs
Start and stop an operation in accordance with standard operating procedures.
100 hrs
Fabricate a part or an assembly using additive manufacturing equipment.
100 hrs
Machine Maintenance: Troubleshooting, Install, etc. - 32210 req. hrs
Verify equipment is ready for operation in accordance with a safety checklist.
50 hrs
Identify machine malfunctions through observations of control panels or other notifications.
50 hrs
Use five senses to observe machine operations and vibration to determine if operations is correct.
50 hrs
Recognize symptoms of equipment malfunction.
50 hrs
Check for leaks, dirt and loose connections during equipment operations.
50 hrs
Read and interpret pressure gauges, flow meters, fluid levels, temperature gauges, voltages and current.
50 hrs
Use Human Machine Interface (HMI) equipment to monitor machine performance.
50 hrs
Replace or install additive manufacturing equipment components to maintain proper working order.
50 hrs
Select applicable diagnostic or configuration software so that controls, instruments, equipment, and systems can be calibrated, configured, and tested, in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications, and company standards/procedures.
50 hrs
Identify required configuration licensing so that controls, instruments, equipment, and systems can be calibrated, configured, and tested, in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications, and company standards/procedures.
50 hrs
Use software such as spreadsheets, databases, and word processors so that controls, instruments, equipment, and systems can be calibrated, configured, and tested, in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications, and company standards/procedures.
50 hrs
Use interfaces such as handhelds, laptops, and modems so that controls, instruments, equipment, and systems can be calibrated, configured, and tested, in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications, and company standards/procedures.
50 hrs
Update software and firmware so that controls, instruments, equipment, and systems can be calibrated, configured, and tested, in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications, and company standards/procedures.
50 hrs
Back-up data and equipment configurations so that controls, instruments, equipment, and systems can be calibrated, configured, and tested, in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications, and company standards/procedures.
50 hrs
Post Processing, Finishing and Breakout - 39230 req. hrs
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the proper use of basic hand tools (hammers, pliers, screw drivers, hand saws, wrenches, sanding blocks).
390 hrs
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the proper use of standard machine tools (electric: drills, saws, grinders, sanders).
390 hrs
Interpret the proper tool selection for a given task.
390 hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of investment casting and how additive manufacturing is used as a secondary process for investment casting.
390 hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of sand casting and how additive manufacturing is used as a secondary process for sand casting, including making the cope and drag using additive manufacturing.
390 hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of die casting and how additive manufacturing is used as a secondary process for die casting.
390 hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of silicone molding and how additive manufacturing is used as a secondary process for silicone molding, including making the master pattern using additive manufacturing and how to create silicone molds using the master pattern.
390 hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of composite molding and how additive manufacturing is used as a secondary process for composite molding.
390 hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of metal spraying and how additive manufacturing is used as a secondary process for metal spraying.
390 hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of metal stamping/forming and how additive manufacturing is used as a secondary process for metal stamping/forming.
390 hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of hydroforming and how additive manufacturing is used as a secondary process for hydroforming, including making molds using additive manufacturing.
390 hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of thermoforming and how additive manufacturing is used as a secondary process for thermoforming.
390 hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of EDM (electrical discharge machining) and how additive manufacturing is used as a secondary process for electrical discharge machining (EDM).
390 hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of important additive manufacturing post-processing procedure, such as abrasive finishing, heat treatment, support structure removal, and painting, and how to perform them.
390 hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of the coatings used in additive manufacturing post-processing and how to apply them.
390 hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of additive manufacturing assembly procedures, such as adhesive bonding and welding.
390 hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of the various metal cutting procedures, such as turning and milling.
390 hrs
Demonstrate a knowledge of manual machining, including using an engine lathe.
390 hrs
Electrical Systems - 39830 req. hrs
Adhere to National Electric Code (NEC) safety procedures for tightening, disconnecting or connecting electrical conductors and components.
50 hrs
Adhere to hazard avoidance in contact with live electrical systems.
50 hrs
Adhere to guidelines on the safe approach distances while working on electrical systems.
50 hrs
Use a multi-meter to measure voltage and current to an electrical circuit.
50 hrs
Use a multi-meter to measure resistance in an electrical circuit.
50 hrs
Use a multi-meter to perform a continuity check in an electrical circuit
50 hrs
Calculate power in an electrical circuit given current and voltage.
50 hrs
Size fuses and circuit breakers in accordance with NEC requirements for a given power draw in an electrical circuit with consideration to ampacity of wiring in that circuit.
50 hrs
Install fuses and circuit breakers into circuits.
50 hrs
Inspect circuit breakers to determine if they have been tripped.
50 hrs
Reset a circuit breaker.
50 hrs
Recognize all protective tags and lockout devices that are used to isolate equipment and components from hazardous energy sources.
50 hrs

Technical Instruction

Industrial Safety
Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) Training
# | 10 hrs
Personal Protection Equipment [PPE]
# | 10 hrs
Hazard Communication
# | 10 hrs
Accident/Near Miss Reporting
# | 10 hrs
Hazardous Materials
# | 10 hrs
Emergency Plan
# | 10 hrs
Fire Prevention
# | 10 hrs
Blood Borne Pathogens
# | 10 hrs
Lock-Out Tag- Out
# | 10 hrs
Ergonomics
# | 10 hrs
Walking and Working Surfaces
# | 10 hrs
Machine Guarding
# | 10 hrs
Additive Manufacturing Hazards: Mechanical; Electrical; Thermal; Airborne Particles)
# | 10 hrs
Advanced Mathematics
Applied Mathematics Review
# | 6 hrs
Units of Measurement
# | 6 hrs
Algebra
# | 6 hrs
Geometry
# | 6 hrs
Trigonometry
# | 6 hrs
Statistics
# | 6 hrs
History of 3D Printing
History
# | 4 hrs
Uses of additive manufacturing parts
# | 4 hrs
Industries using additive manufacturing
# | 4 hrs
3D Printing Theory
Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
# | 16 hrs
Terminology
# | 16 hrs
Sources of Input
# | 16 hrs
Additive Manufacturing Materials
# | 16 hrs
Additive Manufacturing Processes
# | 16 hrs
Current Technology and Equipment Supporting Additive Manufacturing
# | 16 hrs
Secondary Processes
# | 16 hrs
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards
Additive Manufacturing Quality Systems
# | 4 hrs
Key Quality Factors
# | 4 hrs
Digital File Configuration and Control
# | 4 hrs
Vendor and Raw Material Management
# | 4 hrs
Device Inspection/Control
# | 4 hrs
Machine Calibration
# | 4 hrs
Preventative Maintenance
# | 4 hrs
Sample Testing
# | 4 hrs
Production/Process Flow Documentation
# | 4 hrs
Final Part Inspection
# | 4 hrs
Practical Metrology
Dimensional Measurement
# | 24 hrs
Blueprint Reading and Interpretation
# | 24 hrs
Part Tolerance
# | 24 hrs
Measurement Equipment and Gauges
# | 24 hrs
Scales
# | 24 hrs
Hardness Testing
# | 24 hrs
Optical Comparators
# | 24 hrs
Vision Systems
# | 24 hrs
Coordinate Measuring Machines
# | 24 hrs
Additive Manufacturing Materials
Additive Manufacturing Materials
# | 12 hrs
Materials: Polymers; Metals; Ceramics; Hybrid
# | 12 hrs
Microstructure
# | 12 hrs
Properties
# | 12 hrs
Qualification
# | 12 hrs
Vendor Considerations
# | 12 hrs
Material Life Cycle
# | 12 hrs
Applied 3D Printing
3D Printing Equipment Operation
# | 80 hrs
Equipment Overview and Setup
# | 80 hrs
AM File Input
# | 80 hrs
Auxiliary Equipment Set-Up and Operations
# | 80 hrs
Troubleshooting
# | 80 hrs
Part Verification
# | 80 hrs
Additive Manufacturing Secondary
Investment Casting
# | 12 hrs
Sand Casting
# | 12 hrs
Die Casting
# | 12 hrs
Silicone Molding
# | 12 hrs
Lay-Up Tooling
# | 12 hrs
Metal Spraying
# | 12 hrs
Metal Forming
# | 12 hrs
Stamping
# | 12 hrs
Metal Spraying
# | 12 hrs
Jigs and Fixtures
# | 12 hrs
Thermoforming
# | 12 hrs
Paper Pulp Tooling
# | 12 hrs
Electrical Discharge Machining [EDM] Tools
# | 12 hrs
Additive Manufacturing Post Processing
Materials Methods
# | 12 hrs
Automating Processes
# | 12 hrs
Processes for Parts and Components
# | 12 hrs
Processes for Final Products/Use
# | 12 hrs
Workplace Communications
Communications
# | 4 hrs
Active Listening
# | 4 hrs
Reading and Comprehension
# | 4 hrs
Writing Clearly
# | 4 hrs
Communicating Through Multiple Means of Communication
# | 4 hrs
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Applied Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) for Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM)
# | 12 hrs
Terminology and Key Elements
# | 12 hrs
Goals and Objectives
# | 12 hrs
Roadmaps
# | 12 hrs
Integrating GD&T for Rapid Prototyping
# | 12 hrs
Intermediate Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Applied Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Design
# | 40 hrs
Software Navigation
# | 40 hrs
Drawing Creation and Modification
# | 40 hrs
Arranging/Detailing and Plotting Views of an Object
# | 40 hrs
Capture Three-Dimensional Cans of Objects and Reverse Engineering in Software Environment
# | 40 hrs
Save and Render Parts
# | 40 hrs
Additive Part Design
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM)
# | 80 hrs
Design Strengths
# | 80 hrs
Design Weaknesses
# | 80 hrs
Design Considerations
# | 80 hrs
Computational Modeling
# | 80 hrs
Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing
# | 80 hrs
Legacy Parts Optimization
# | 80 hrs
Customer Requirement Specifications
# | 80 hrs
Design Verification
# | 80 hrs
Risk Management
# | 80 hrs
Basic Electrical Systems
Core Electrical Systems
# | 16 hrs
Safety
# | 16 hrs
Interpreting Schematics
# | 16 hrs
Electrical Theory
# | 16 hrs
Power Supply
# | 16 hrs
Circuits
# | 16 hrs
Basic Wiring
# | 16 hrs
Basic Computer Numerical Control Systems
Core Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Systems
# | 24 hrs
Safety
# | 24 hrs
Cartesian Coordinate System
# | 24 hrs
Controls
# | 24 hrs
Part Programs
# | 24 hrs
Problem Solving
Problem Solving
# | 16 hrs
Root Cause Analysis
# | 16 hrs
The 5 Why’s
# | 16 hrs
Creative Thinking
# | 16 hrs
Preventative and Predicative Maintenance
# | 16 hrs