The first program begins in May 2017, with a maximum number of eight participants per course.
The first program begins in May 2017, with a maximum number of eight participants per course.

3D printing company EOS, the UK’s University of Wolverhampton and German university SRH Hochschule Berlin have announced a six-month 3D printing training course.

‘One of the major barriers for metal additive manufacturing technology is the shortage of AM application engineering experts at a global level,’ said Güngör Kara, director global application & consulting at EOS. ‘The program aims to empower the future generation of AM engineers through specialized training and expertise.’

The first program begins in May 2017, with a maximum number of eight participants per course. More information about this program can be found here (pdf).

The training incorporates three parts:

Part 1: Understanding AM (at EOS and in-house): Participants are introduced to the fundamentals of additive manufacturing, including the definition and development of the correct applications for the use of this technology

Part 2: Improving knowledge and technical AM competence (at the University of Wolverhampton and in-house):  participants will improve their know-how in process development (eg defining parameters, supports), material characteristics (eg metallurgy, powder, density, post processing), quality assurance (destructive and non-destructive testing, CT-Scanning etc) and how to leverage the freedom of designing for AM

Part 3: Implement AM (at SRH): during the last week of this educational program, participants will attend strategy courses focusing on how to implement AM in the organization, how to generate and communicate AM business models and how this will all affect internal value chains. 

This story uses material from EOS, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.