Prepare for the Advanced Design for AM Certificate Course

We look forward to seeing you September 28-30, 2022 in Youngstown, Ohio. This page, created specifically for you, offers detailed information to help you prepare for the event.

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Course Schedule and Details

Wednesday, September 28: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, September 29: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, September 30: 8:30 am – 3:45 pm

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Location: Training room at America Makes (236 West Boardman St. Youngstown, Ohio 44503)

Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day of the course. If you have any food restrictions or requirements, please let us know now so that we can prepare lunches accordingly.

On Friday before lunch, a special 90-minute DfAM expert panel session will occur. It will give you the opportunity to ask questions and gain additional perspective from a group of experts.

A cocktail reception will occur on Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for all attendees.

How to Prepare?

Prior to the course, please review this page, access your copy of Wohlers Report 2022, download the software products detailed below, and go through the homework outlined.

What to Bring?

Please bring a laptop computer with your favorite CAD software installed. If you are not a CAD user, that’s okay. You will work in small teams and one person will take the lead on operating the CAD software.


Software Downloads

Prior to the course, please install nTopology, Inspire from solidThinking, and Magics from Materialise. If you are not a CAD user, it is not required that you install them


You will each receive an email from nTopology with your personal license and  instructions on how to install it.

Inspire from solidThinking

Inspire is used in the course for topology optimization and lattice structures.

Go to and create an account. Once you have an account, it will take you to their marketplace page where you can search for “Inspire.” Download and install a trial version.

Magics from Materialise

Magics is used to generate support material, create lattice structures, and perform other STL-related tasks.

  • Go to
  • Use the CCKey: 7586-76F8-D38E-B43F and enter it in the CCKEY/voucher code box and click Submit.
  • On the Voucher details page, click Downloads located near the top of the page as shown below. Do not do anything else on this page.

  • From the first pull-down, select Magics RP 25.02.
  • Select EU or US, click Download, and save the file.
  • Launch the downloaded file to start the installation process.
  • After making the proper selections, click Install.
  • Restart your computer and start Magics.
  • Select Evaluation and Next.
  • Use the CCK key: 7586-76F8-D38E-B43F. Enter this and click Next.
  • Click Finish.
  • Click OK to open and run the software.



To access your copy of Wohlers Report 2022, please add the digital version of the report to your cart here. Use the coupon code DfAM2022 to receive your discount. You must use the same email that you used to sign up for the course.

We ask that you read “Part 2: Processes and Materials” so that you are familiar with the major AM processes and materials. Also, it would be helpful to review “Part 5: Final Part Production.” It includes many concepts that will be discussed in the course. You may find other parts and sections of the report of interest.

Also, we recommend that you watch the following video clips. If you are already familiar with these processes, it is less important for you to review these materials. Most of the videos were produced partly for promotional reasons, but they show how the processes work.

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