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Advanced Lightweighting Certificate Program Offered by America Makes

April 23, 2018 | America Makes

Become a leader in your field and an asset to your company by taking part in the Siegal continuing education program at Case Western Reserve University. In collaboration with Lightweighting Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and other industry partners, our specialized programming offers you the opportunity to increase your team’s knowledge of lightweight materials and other additive manufacturing technologies.

No matter your age or career stage, all STEM professionals can benefit from this program. You’ll learn from experienced instructors and your peers in this nationally certified program and leave with the tools necessary to be more confident in your role.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand practical uses of additive manufacturing, advanced materials and polymers as applied to lightweighting design challenges
  • Learn to diagnose and solve practical problems using additive manufacturing design approaches
  • Gain a breadth of knowledge in lightweighting technologies used in various industries
  • Gain insights into practical problems through case study analysis
  • Access a complimentary advanced manufacturing assessment in partnership with MAGNET

The Lightweighting certificate courses are offered on a stand-alone basis or can be taken together as a package. CEU credits available. The three modules include:

  • Polymers Lightweighting (June 11)
  • Additive Manufacturing for Lightweighting (June 12)
  • Advanced Materials for Lightweighting (June 13)

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About Catalyst Connection

Based in Pittsburgh, Catalyst Connection is an economic development organization dedicated to helping small manufacturers to improve their competitive performance. Catalyst advisors, consultants, and instructors offer training, consulting and administer financial programs that can provide funding for equipment, machinery, or capital improvements. As a nonprofit 501 (c)3 firm, the organization has been supporting Southwestern Pennsylvania manufacturers for more than 25 years. For more information call 1-888-887-7472 or go to www.catalystconnection.org.