Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing offers unique possibilities in prototype manufacturing and in the development of innovative components. 3D printing is already being used profitably in many industries, and the technology is being used increasingly in automotive engineering and aviation. In order to use the possibilities of additive manufacturing successfully, you have to know the process in detail. From the idea to the construction and design, the technology selection and application, the materials as well as post-processing and quality assurance: These skills are important basics that you can learn in our online additive manufacturing courses.

Our portfolio of online courses and online learning content on additive manufacturing covers a wide range of topics. We explain the essential differences between subtractive and additive manufacturing and present manufacturing processes for the most important polymer-based and metal-based materials in the training courses. In the form of in-depth chapters, we also teach the most important project steps in the additive manufacturing design process. In the online courses, with the help of tutorials, participants learn everything about technology selection, the design process and quality assurance measures before, during and after the production process. Our portfolio of online learning content is the starting point for creating tailor-made training courses for your company and your employees. The content in this area was created with a number of companies and institutions such as DMG-Mori and ZEISS.

Our cooperation partners

We offer content that was developed with experts from various companies and institutions in the field of Additive Manufacturing. Here are some examples of the contributing partners and experts:

We cover the following themes with our portfolio:

  • Importance of additive manufacturing
  • Differentiation between additive manufacturing and subtractive manufacturing
  • New possibilities through additive manufacturing
  • Areas of application for additively manufactured components
  • Advantages of additively manufactured components
  • Technologies and materials used in additive manufacturing
  • Manufacturing costs of additively and subtractively manufactured parts
  • Component properties
  • New possibilities for the design and construction of components
  • Changing the mindset of developers and designers to make the best use of new possibilities
  • Design criteria to consider
  • Polymer Additive Manufacturing
  • Resin-based: stereolithography (SLA)
  • Powder bed fusion: material jetting (MJ), multi jet fusion (MJF), selective laser sintering (SLS)
  • Binder jetting (BJ)
  • Extrusion: fused deposition modeling (FDM)
  • Metal-based technologies: selective laser welding, electron beam melting, nanoparticle jetting
  • Properties of the materials used for the components
  • Constructive measures to create completely new properties and functionalities
  • Hidden dangers of material defects in additively manufactured components
  • Detection of material defects in additive manufacturing
  • Prevention of material defects in additive manufacturing
  • Measurement methods along the additive manufacturing process
  • Methods for monitoring material properties and quality features of the manufactured components
  • Why no additively manufactured component comes finished out of the machine
  • Post-processing options
  • Coating
  • Grinding
  • Critical quantities
  • Transfer of knowledge from prototype construction to series production
  • Construction costs when using different technologies
  • Make or buy: At what point it is worth building up production capacities

Our portfolio is the basis for:

Have a look at some content examples from our offering:

Additive Manufacturing Process | DE/ENG | 4 Chapters | approx. 1h

In Additive Manufacturing Process, you will learn about additive manufacturing, its advantages and challenges. The insight into some selected additive manufacturing processes such as selective laser melting (SLM) or fused deposition modeling (FDM) is deepened by practical examples from DMG Mori and the vocational college, Kreis Höxter. In an action-based Challenge, learners are guided through the additive manufacturing process.

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Practical Example: Selective Laser Melting | DE/ENG | 1 Chapter | approx. 1/4 h

Practical Example: Selective Laser Melting shows how selective laser melting (SLM) works using the Lasertech 30 SLM from DMG Mori.

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Your contact person for Additive Manufacturing at University4Industry:

Wolfgang Lay

Produktentwicklung/Innovation und Partnermanagement

Wolfgang takes care of the development of innovative digital qualification concepts with a high level of practical relevance. He also coordinates various partnerships. Furthermore, he is responsible for our additive manufacturing content portfolio. As an engineer, his professional focus is on automation technology and vocational training, in which he has 25+ years of experience.