Additive manufacturing ("3D printing") offers a number of specific properties, which can lead to competitive advantages in the product and/or in the product development process. During this three days hands-on training you will learn to understand these properties and the opportunities and implications for the product design.
The training will be given by the experienced team of the research group Innovative Production Technology of ObjeXlab. ObjeXlab is part of Fontys Centre of Expertise High Tech Systems & Materials (HTSM). The lab is equipped with numerous industrial 3D-printers, for both plastics and metal printing. Relevant software packages, 3D-scanners and various equipment for material analysis and heat treatment are also available in the lab. The training is organized in the ObjeXlab and each training day consists of a mix of theory and hands-on practice under supervision of experienced lab assistants.
After completion of the course, the participants understand the essential properties, challenges, opportunities and implications of additive manufacturing for the product design and are able to apply Additive Manufacturing (AM) design guidelines in their own organization.
The workshop is intended for product engineers, product designers, system architects, project leaders and production engineers at technical companies. Prerequisites: Technical education (BSc or higher).