2. Additive Manufacturing (CSWA–Additive Manufacturing)

Additive Manufacturing (CSWA–Additive Manufacturing)

Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate in Additive Manufacturing

Employers can be confident that an individual with this certification understands the principles of today's 3D printing market.

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The CSWA-AM exam is meant to be taken after the completion of the 10-part learning path training found on MySOLIDWORKS.com. The learning content is free, but the creation of a free MySOLIDWORKS account is needed in order to access the content.

While the CSWA-AM exam does not require the use of SOLIDWORKS software to complete, some basic knowledge of 3D Printing features found in SOLIDWORKS will be part of the exam.  These functions will also be included in the learning path on MySOLIDWORKS, so those without SOLIDWORKS are encouraged to study the videos in the MySOLIDWORKS course.

To learn more about the machines used in the lesson videos, click on the links below to visit the partner sites.

Exam Length

50 questions in 60 minutes

Minimum Passing grade


About the Exam

All candidates receive electronic certificates, and personal listing on CSWE directory when they pass.

* To show up in the directory, this option must be set in your online certification account. 
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Topics included in the exam 

  • Material types
  • Machine types and processes
  • Design for printing considerations
  • Part model preparationMachine preparation
  • Post printing finishing
  • Slicer software features and functionality
  • Software based printing aids

Re-test Policy

There is a minimum 14 day waiting period between every attempt of the CSWA-AM exam. Also, a CSWA-AM exam credit must be purchased for each exam attempt.

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