Are you curious to learn about additive manufacturing or are you already an expert looking to dig deeper?

With more than 500 participants over two years we have developed a program tailored to suit your needs. It doesn’t matter if you’re an engineer, a manager or a professional in another field, as long as you have the passion and willingness to learn something new, we are with you along your journey to master additive manufacturing and help you bring those learnings to your products.

Find out below how we can work together.

Online courses for your team

Below you can find Additive Manufacturing courses we can run for your team. If non of these courses matches your needs, feel free to customise your own course based on the building blocks in the following section. For inquiries about a specific topic, you are welcome to contact us.
Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
Online

Learn the most important aspects of Additive Manufacturing and discuss your challenges and applications with experts and other participants.

This course targets everyone who wants to get started with Additive Manufacturing. 

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Management Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
Online

The course is an introduction to the new market of AM, its business potential for products and services and its impact on the supply chains and business models.

This cours targets managers, business developers and other decision-makers.

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Design for Additive Manufacturing
Online

Understand the most important design rules for Laser Powder-Bed Fusion and discuss how to optimize the design of your parts for Additive Manufacturing. 

This course targets designers and developers that want to get familiar with the latest AM software.

Design for Additive Manufacturing
Part Screening & Selection
Online

This course will enable participants to identify and evaluate applications for Additive Manufacturing (AM) from a technical and economic point of view.

This course targets anyone who wants to apply AM in his work.

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Building blocks for customized courses

AMEXCI offers comprehensive and customized courses in Additive Manufacturing towards designers, engineers, developers and managers. Select from different modules based on your requirements.
Technology
Business
Design & software
Production

Technology

Learn basic skills to apply Additive Manufacturing and develop the AM mindset

Market Overview and AM Mindset
Technology overview – Metal
Technology Overview – Polymer
Market and Technology Outlook

Business

Understand how to select suitable applications for Additive Manufacturing and develop a successful AM strategy for your business

 

Part Screening – Technical Fit
Part Screening – Economic Fit
AM Cost Calculation
Strategy Development

Design & Software

Understand and apply Design for AM guidelines and work with the most relevant software in the field of Additive Manufacturing

 

Overview of the AM software landscape
Design guidelines – Metal
Design guidelines – Polymer
Data preparation – Metal
Data preparation – Polymer
Topology Optimization

Production

Understand what it takes to step into production with Additive Manufacturing

 

Hands-on Technology and Production set-up
Post Processing
Health & Safety
Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing

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Benjamin Haller

HEAD OF INNOVATION

Benjamin Delignon

INNOVATION MANAGER

Introduction to Additive Manufacturing

Description
The course is an introduction to Additive Manufacturing processes and capabilities. It is targeted towards all employees in an organization that are working with Additive Manufacturing and it aims at teaching them the necessary theory to understand and apply the potential in their area. The course is based on lectures and workshops — like interactive exercises and open discussions.

Objectives

  • Learn the fundamentals of AM processes and materials
  • Learn the potential of Additive Manufacturing processes through relevant case studies and applications
  • Get a feeling of AM equipment and production in the AMEXCI facilities

Duration: 1 day

Participants: Max. 20

Location: Online

Target group: Managers, operations, designers, purchasing

Pre-requisite: None

Management Introduction to Additive Manufacturing

Description
The course is targeted towards managers and business developers and aims to introduce them to the new market of AM, understand the business potential for products and services and to understand the impact on the supply chain. The course will cover different areas such as: an introduction to the technology and its landscape, the economic potential of AM and the impact of the technology on the value chain.

The course is based on lectures and workshops — like interactive exercises and open discussions. Throughout the course you will get the possibilities to discuss your company’s individual situation with experts from AMEXCI and other participants.

Objectives

  • Familiarise possibilities and limitations of Additive Manufacturing through applications examples from different industries
  • Learn how to identify successful business cases for AM
  • Understand the technology’s impact on your products, value chain and business model

Duration: 1 day

Participants: Max. 10

Location: Online

Target group: Managers and other decision makers

Pre-requisite:No previous knowledge is required

Design for Additive Manufacturing

Description
This course aims at teaching participants basic design guidelines for Additive Manufacturing as well as hands-on experience with software used in the AM industry. It is mainly targeted to designers and it aims to teaching them the necessary theory to understand and apply the Additive Manufacturing potential to their products. The course is based on lectures and workshops — like interactive exercises and open discussions.

Objectives

  • Understand the most important design rules for Additive Manufacturing (focus on L-PBF and SLS)
  • Get an overview of AM software and experience hands-on data preparation, optimization and process simulations
  • Discuss your individual designs with one of AMEXCI’s applications specialists

Duration: 2 days

Participants: Max. 20

Location: Online

Target group: design engineers, industrial designers

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of Additive Manufacturing

Part Screening & Selection

Description
This course will enable participants to identify and evaluate applications for Additive Manufacturing (AM) from a technical and economic point of view. The course teaches participants a structured methodology which is then applied to applications that participants bring to the workshop and enables them to perform the assessment on their own after the workshop.

The teaching will begin with a short set of presentations, but the main focus will be on interactive workshop-sessions. Participants will get the chance to discuss their applications within the course and also individually with an expert from AMEXCI.

Objectives

  • Learn and apply a structured methodology how to assess the suitability of parts for AM
  • Deepen your understanding of the most important technical and economic topics of AM
  • Evaluate and get feedback on your own applications

Duration: 2 days

Participants: Max. 15

Location: Online

Target group: Everybody who wants to apply AM in his work

Pre-requisite: Basic AM knowledge

Market Overview and AM Mindset

Objective: Gain an overview of the most important technologies and current dynamics of the AM market and understand the AM Mindset.

Content:

  • AM Technology Landscape
  • AM industry and market dynamics
  • Challenges and opportunities of different AM technologies

Teaching style: Lecture

Duration: 1 hour

Target group: Business, operations, designers, engineers

Level: Basic

Pre-requisites: None

Technology Overview – Metal

Objective: Understand the working principles, limitations and application areas of metal AM technologies and get an overview of the leading system providers.

Content:

  • Technologies covered: Powder-Bed Fusion (Laser and Electron Beam), Metal Binder Jetting, Directed Energy Deposition (DED), Metal FDM
  • Working principles, strengths and weaknesses and selected applications
  • Companies and cost structure

Teaching style: Lecture

Duration: 1 hour

Target group: Business, operations, designers, engineers

Level: Basic

Pre-requisites: None

Technology Overview – Polymer

Objective: Understand the working principles, limitations and application areas of polymer AM technologies and get an overview of the leading system providers.

Content:

  • Technologies covered: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Multi-jet Fusion (MJF), Stereolithography (SLA),
  • Working principles, strengths and weaknesses and selected applications
  • Companies and cost structure

Teaching style: Lecture

Duration: 1 hour

Target group: Business, operations, designers, engineers

Level: Basic

Pre-requisites: None

Market and Technology Outlook

Objective: Understand current industry dynamics and technology developments and how they might develop in the future

Content:

  • Upcoming technologies and their potential for different industries?
  • Expected future developments of current technologies
  • Influence of technological developments on the cost structure or AM?

Teaching style: Lecture

Duration: 1 hour

Target group: Business, operations

Level: Basic

Pre-requisites: None

Part Screening – Technical Fit

Objective: Understand how to assess the technical feasibility of AM for different applications and apply the methodology to your selected parts

Content:

  • Learn a structured methodology to assess the technical feasibility of applications
  • Apply the methodology to applications provided by AMEXCI
  • Discuss the feasibility of different AM technologies for your own applications with experts from AMEXCI

Teaching style: Lecture, exercise and discussion of customer applications

Duration: 2-4 hours

Target group: Business, operations, designers, engineers

Level:Intermediate

Pre-requisites: Basic technology understanding

Part Screening – Economic Fit

Objective: Understand how to assess the economic potential of AM for different applications and apply the methodology to your selected parts

Content:

  • Learn a structured methodology to assess the economic feasibility of applications including quick methods for cost estimation and value add assessment
  • Apply the methodology to applications provided by AMEXCI
  • Discuss the potential of AM for your own applications with experts from AMEXCI

Teaching style: Lecture, exercise and discussion of customer applications

Duration: 2-4 hours

Target group: Business, operations, designers, engineers

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: Basic technology understanding

AM Cost Calculation

Objective: Understand the cost structure and divers of AM and calculate cost in different scenarios for your own applications

Content:

  • Understand the cost structure of different AM technologies
  • Familiarize with of the most important drivers using an interactive excel tool
  • Calculate the cost of your applications for different scenarios

Teaching style: Lecture, exercise and discussion of customer applications

Duration: 1-2 hours

Target group: Business

Level:Intermediate

Pre-requisites: Basic technology understanding

Strategy Development

Objective: Assess the impact of AM for your organization and discuss different strategic options for your organization

Content:

  • Assess different strategic options for your organization within the AM industry
  • Discuss potential strategies with AMEXCI experts
  • Develop your own customized strategy

Teaching style: Exercises and discussions

Duration: 4-8 hours

Target group: Business, operations

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: Basic technology understanding

Overview of the AM software landscape

Objective: Understand the different software used in the AM industry and get familiar with the offering of the most established companies

Content:

  • Understand capabilities and functionalities of the most important software types used in the AM industry
  • Compare the scope, strengths and weaknesses of the most important software providers
  • Get a live software demonstration for the software used by AMEXCI

Teaching style: Lecture

Duration: 1 hour

Target group: Business, operations, designers, engineers

Level: Basic

Pre-requisites: None

Design guidelines – Metal

Objective: Understand the most important design guidelines for metal AM technologies (Focus on Laser Powder Bed Fusion) and apply them to your own application

Content:

  • Understand the process fundamentals and resulting capabilities
  • Familiarize with the most important design Guidelines for Laser Powder Bed Fusion
  • Apply the design guidelines to your own applications and discuss necessary design adjustments and the potential for optimization

Teaching style: Lecture, exercise and discussion of customer applications

Duration: 2-4 hours

Target group: Designers, engineers

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: Basic technology understanding

Design guidelines – Polymer

Objective: Understand the most important design guidelines for polymer AM technologies (Focus on Selective Laser Sintering) and apply them to your own application

Content:

  • Understand the process fundamentals and resulting capabilities
  • Familiarize with the most important design Guidelines for Selective Laser Sintering
  • Apply the design guidelines to your own applications and discuss necessary design adjustments and the potential for optimization

Teaching style: Lecture, exercise and discussion of customer applications

Duration: 1-2 hours

Target group: Designers, engineers

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: Basic technology understanding

Data preparation – Metal

Objective: Understand the different steps in the process from a CAD-file to a printed part in metal AM (Focus on Laser Powder Bed Fusion) and apply them to your own applications

Content:

  • Get an overview of the data preparation it takes to get from a CAD-file to a printed metal part
  • Watch a live software demonstration using the most common software used for data preparation
  • Get your applications prepared for an actual print by an AMEXCI application engineer

Teaching style: Lecture, software demonstration and discussion of customer applications

Duration: 2-4 hours

Target group: Designers, engineers

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: Basic technology understanding

Data preparation – Polymer

Objective: Understand the different steps in the process from a CAD-file to a printed polymer part (Focus on SLS) and apply them to your own applications

Content:

  • Get an overview of the data preparation it takes to get from a CAD-file to a printed polymer part
  • Watch a live software demonstration using the most common software used for data preparation
  • Get your applications prepared for an actual print by an AMEXCI application engineer

Teaching style: Lecture, software demonstration and discussion of customer applications

Duration: 1-2 hours

Target group: Designers, engineers

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: Basic technology understanding

Topology Optimization

Objective: Understand the use of topology optimization and its potential in the context of Additive Manufacturing and familiarize with the use of its software

Content:

  • Understand the basics of topology optimization and its use in the AM industry
  • Get a hands-on software demonstration of topology optimization software using an application chosen by AMECXI
  • Apply a topological optimization to one of your selected applications

Teaching style: Lecture, software demonstration and discussion of customer applications

Duration: 2-4 hours

Target group: Designers, engineers

Level: Advanced

Pre-requisites: Basic technology understanding

Hands-on Technology and Production set-up

Objective: Get a hands-on feeling for AM production and technology by experiencing the AMEXCI production, post-processing and materials lab

Content:

  • Overview of the most important aspects when setting up an AM facility
  • Live-demonstration and explanation of industrial 3D-printers
  • Tour through the AMEXCI facilities for production, testing and post-processing

Teaching style: Discussions and live demonstration

Duration: 2-4 hours

Target group: Business, operations, designers, engineers

Level: Basic

Pre-requisites: None

Post Processing

Objective: Familiarize with most common technologies used for post processing and get a hands-on experience in the removal of metal support structures

Content:

  • Get an overview of the most common technologies used for post-treatment of metal and polymer AM parts
  • Discuss different post processing options for your applications
  • Experience hands-on support removal of metal components

Teaching style: Lecture, discussion and work on actual parts

Duration: 2-4 hours

Target group: Business, operations, designers, engineers

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: Basic technology understanding

Health & Safety

Objective: Understand the most important aspects regarding health & safety in the AM industry and discuss AMEXCI’s set-up

Content:

  • Understand the most important aspects to ensure a safe handling of metal powders and AM production
  • Discuss necessary steps and precautions when setting up an AM facility
  • Walk through the AMEXCI facilities and discuss different safety measures

Teaching style: Lecture, discussions and guided tour

Duration: 2 hours

Target group: Business, operations, designers, engineers

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: Basic technology understanding

Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing

Objective: Understand requirements and characteristics for powders used for Additive Manufacturing

Content:

  • Requirements for powders used for metal Additive Manufacturing
  • Current dynamics and developments in the market for metal powders
  • Influences of different aspects on the cost of metal powders

Teaching style: Lecture

Duration: 1 hour

Target group: Business, operations, designers, engineers

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: Basic technology understanding