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Stratasys partners with NOCTI for FDM Process Certification

3D printer manufacturer Stratasys is working with the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) to receive third-party validation for its Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process certification.

This recognition by NOCTI, a leading career and technical education organization in the U.S., represents an important step in strengthening training and building a skilled additive manufacturing workforce.

The partnership between Stratasys and NOCTI marks a pivotal moment for students and professionals pursuing a career in additive printing. The NOCTI certification ensures that students, both traditional and associate, are equipped with industry-accredited skills and have the knowledge and expertise to succeed in this rapidly evolving field.

Additionally, schools that achieve FDM certification can more easily apply for funding opportunities. This paves the way to expand their additive manufacturing course offerings, creating even more learning opportunities for students.

As part of this partnership, NOCTI is introducing a general FDM certification exam that aims to assess competencies and skills related to materials, design and manufacturing, software processing and post-processing. This certification will be particularly valuable for schools offering additive manufacturing courses, as it will serve as a benchmark for excellence in 3D printing education.

“NOCTI is dedicated to working with like-minded organizations committed to developing competent workforces that are prepared for the challenges and innovation of tomorrow,” remarked Kathleen McNally, CEO at NOCTI. “Our partnership with Stratasys means we are working hand-in-hand with an industry leader to validate skills and empower both workers and employers in the world of additive manufacturing.”

“Stratasys is committed to advancing the additive manufacturing industry by not only providing cutting-edge technology but also by ensuring that students and professionals receive industry-recognized skills,” said Rich Garrity, Chief Industrial Business Unit Officer, Stratasys. “Our collaboration with NOCTI signifies a profound commitment to education and workforce development, enabling individuals to thrive in the world of 3D printing.”

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