During the course Additive Manufacturing lab experience you will be introduced to the ability to exploit the increased complexity over conventional manufacturing methods. With AM we try to reduce the need for expensive tooling. The extended possibilities in freedom of design, however, render expertise in the design for additive manufactured parts indispensable. A solid design influences both, part quality and manufacturing costs and thus governs economic viability of this manufacturing technology.

  • Obtain deep insights into the production surrounding of Additive Manufacturing
  • Be aware of leading software solutions for data preparation
  • Learn about the complete workflow of AM processes
Designers, manufacturers, product engineers and project leaders who design products or parts.
University of applied sciences / higher education (HBO)
5 day, of which 2 practical days at Xilloc and Aconity3D
Certificate of attandance
An extensive English syllabus
Inclusief arrangementskosten en lesmateriaal
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About the course Additive Manufacturing lab experience

In the past 20 years, Additive Manufacturing (AM) of metals such as Powder Bed Laser Fusion (PBLF) has received increasing attention from a largely diversified group of research institutes and industrial end users. After completing the Additive Manufacturing lab experience course you will have a great insight into the production environment of Additive Manufacturing. It is a hands-on training with leading data preparation software solutions. These solutions cover the entire process chain of converting a generated STL file input to the cut supported machine data file. In addition, starting and unpacking a metal Additive Manufacturing process is offered to learn more about the entire workflow of Additive Manufacturing processes. With Additive Manufacturing we try to reduce the need for expensive tools. This course is taught in English.

Day 1: State of the Art Additive Manufacturing and its Materials

  • Introduction of AM technologies and global developments
  • In depth view of most important metal AM processes
  • In depth view of common metal Materials for AM and their mechanical properties
  • Identification of business cases and economic potential for AM

Day 2: Process deep dive and Design for Additive Manufacturing

  • Introduction of most important Process Parameters
  • Understand major process possibilities and restrictions
  • Deducing of Design rules from acquired knowledge
  • Interactive Design study on exemplified part
  • Future prospects of AM

Day 3: Day at Xilloc (Geleen)

  • Introduction in Polymer AM and its technologies
  • Understand major process possibilities and restrictions
  • Deducing of Design rules from acquired knowledge
  • Guided tour through the Xilloc Factory
  • Introduction of post processing possibilities and Quality assurance
  • Understand the cost structure for polymer AM processes
  • Future of Polymer AM processes

Day 4: Software solutions and job preparation

  • Understanding the possibilities and limitations of the STL file format
  • Get to know supporting Design tools: Topology Optimization
  • Hands- On Software Training on market leading Software Magics
  • Prepare individualized part for Lab Day
  • Understand the cost structure for AM processes

Day 5: Lab Day in Aachen

  • Preparing a metal AM job: Do’s and don’ts
  • Start a job with self-prepared parts
  • Guided Lab Tour Aconity3D and Fraunhofer Research Institute
  • Introduction of post processing possibilities and Quality assurance
  • Unpacking your own manufactured part

All participants will be granted a free trial version of Magics 19 and 3-matic STL provided by Materialise over the lengths of the AM Lab Experience training.

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Discover the possibilities to organise this course in-company

If you want to train several employees in your company, it is more interesting and cheaper to organize a course at your location. Good coordination with your company-specific situation and the deployment of highly experienced lecturers who have earned their spurs in practice is essential here. Mikrocentrum is CEDEO-recognized and guarantees the best quality.

Our training manager is happy to think along with you!

Are you interested in an in-company process? Our training manager Elroy Leijten will be happy to visit you without obligation.