Additive Manufacturing State of the Art

Discover the versatile applications of 3D printing

Additive Manufacturing enables rapid developments ranging from prototyping techniques, to full-fledged change techniques that can be applied within a production environment. The layer-wise building products offers advantages in speed, cost and freedom of design 3d printing. It becomes possible to create complex, integrated designs in a single production step. Through continuous material and technology developments, additive manufacturing is an increasingly attractive alternative, especially for small series of complex parts.

What will you learn within this additive manufacturing course?

Upon completion of this course you will be aware of the latest technology, applications and developments. You are also able to assess which parts are eligible for additive manufacturing production and know how they are made the best. The course also gives you the knowhow about the constraints and limitations of AM and you can pre-determine which technology suits your product the best. You will also learn design rules associated with the technology and know how you can simplify a structure by feature integration.

For who is this course meant?

The course is meant for designers, manufacturers, product engineers and project leaders who design products or parts.

Course level

University of applied sciences / higher education (HBO)


2 days from 9.00 AM - 4.30 PM, once a week

Certificate of attendance

After completing the course you receive a certificate of attendance. If you want to know more, we provide the follow-up course: Additive Manufacturing Lab Experience


Course material

An extensive English syllabus with images and brief texts. Because this field is continuously in development, the course material will be updated frequently to the latest state of technical affairs. The course will be given in English. Participants are invited to contribute their own developed parts to discuss them as a practical case study.

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

  • Introduction of AM technologies and global developments.
  • In dept view of most important metal AM processes.
  • In dept 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.

Would you like to know more about the possibilities for organizing this course in-house at your company?


We visit you free of obligation, so that we obtain a clear view of your organization, the target group and your objectives.


A good adjustment to your company-specific situation and the deployment of very experienced teachers who have earned their spurs in practice. Mikrocentrum is CEDEO-accredited.


Organizing an in-house course for multiple people often offers an interesting price advantage.


In the end, it is the result that counts. Our personal and flexible approach, the practice-oriented approach and most of all our experienced and specialized teachers all contribute to this success.

For more information, please contact:
Jeroen Gijsberts, or by phone at +31 (0)6 47 07 99 63

Tobias KlimKnipselkait studied mechanical engineering focusing on medical technology at RWTH University Aachen. He worked at Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology in the field of process development for Additive Manufacturing processes of resorbable implant materials. Since 2016, he directs the areas of consulting and testing facilities for Aconity3D GmbH, which in addition to consulting, material distribution and implementation of customer-specific Laser Beam Melting solutions offers on-demand part manufacturing. Beside his work in consultancy, Tobias Klimkait is in charge of managing different development projects. Main focus of his development work is process and material development for Laser Beam Melting.


Register City Start date Start time End time Price Sessions
Veldhoven 11-05-2021 9:00 16:30 € 1650 2

Mikrocentrum uses all-inclusive rates. All mentioned rates are exclusive of VAT and include course materials and package costs.

Members of the Mikrocentrum High Tech Platform get a 10% discount.

The day package consists of unlimited use of coffee, tea, water and an extensive lunch, and soft drinks in the afternoon.
The afternoon-evening package consists of unlimited use of coffee, tea, water and dinner including a drink.
The evening package consists of unlimited use of coffee, tea and water.