Midwest Prototyping offers manufacturing certificate program

Freeman Staff

April 20, 2015

BLUE MOUNDS Midwest Prototyping announced it has found success with offering the SME Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program to its entire staff, as well as some customers.

The full-service 3D printing/additive manufacturing provider is the first company in the 3D printing industry to provide the certification, according to the Monday announcement. In October 2014, Midwest Prototyping hosted multiple sessions of the review course and exam at its headquarters in Blue Mounds.

The new Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program is managed by SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers) and the coursework and exam were developed by a board of advisors established by SME, the Milwaukee School of Engineering and America Makes.

Weve been in this business over 14 years, and its great to finally see all of this collective knowledge and experience being distilled into a resource for everyone, said Midwest Prototyping Founder and President Steve Grundahl in a statement. We applaud SME for taking the lead on this initiative. As I came to understand the depth of the program, it became clear this was another way to educate our staff and ensure that we are up-to-date on the latest technologies and processes.

Midwest Prototyping is planning to offer the program to all employees again this June.