Course content

  • Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
    • History
    • Terminology
    • Basic Process
    • Plastic as a material
    • Potentials of additive manufacturing

  • The FFF technology
    • Process
    • Machines
    • Materials
    • Things to pay attention to
    • Pros and Cons

  • The SLS technology
    • Process
    • Machines
    • Materials
    • Things to pay attention to
    • Pros and Cons

  • The DLP/ SLA technology
    • Process
    • Machines
    • Materials
    • Things to pay attention to
    • Pros and Cons

  • Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM)
    • Opportunities and potentials
    • The additive development cycle
    • Process properties
    • General design rules and principles 
    • Part optimization
    • Recommended feature dimensions
    • File formats
    • The Slicing software
    • G-Code

  • 3D Scanners 
    • Why use 3D scanners?
    • How do they work
    • Practical demonstration

  • Finishing and QA for additive manufacturing
    • Removal of support structures
    • Machining
    • Cleaning
    • Coating
    • Influences on part quality
    • In-process monitoring (FFF, SLS, DLP)
    • Part testing
    • QA process examples

  • Economic considerations
    • Identifying parts suitable for additive manufacturing
    • Systematic approach to evaluating parts
    • Economic aspects of additive manufacturing
    • Overview of legal aspects (EU law)

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