Certificate Course Additive Implementer

Certificate Course Additive Implementer

What challenges are companies facing in the implementation and application of Additive Manufacturing in development, design and production and what are the differences to conventional manufacturing technologies?
Answers to these questions can be found in the „Additive Implementer“ certificate course of the ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing. Within the scope of the course, common processes, materials as well as corresponding plant technology and software are explained in Additive Manufacturing. In addition, standards and quality assurance measures along the entire process chain of Additive Manufacturing are examined.
Expand your professional horizon and exchange ideas with our experts and other course participants in the „Additive Implementer“ certificate course over 5 days within the framework of impulse and specialist lectures, exercises and laboratory tours, thus allowing your company a smooth entry into the world of Additive Manufacturing! Individual bookings for June or September are possible as an option. The certificate can only be obtained if the entire course is booked.

Target group

Engineers and managers from the areas of development, design, production and business development who want to gain an overview of the various additive manufacturing technologies and the know-how necessary for their implementation.

Qualification

The course ends with an examination for „Additive Implementer“ and a certificate of the RWTH Aachen Campus.

Dates and Topics

June 18, 2018 - Day One - Motivation and overview of Additive Manufacturing (Overview about technologies, materials and hardware)

Topics

  • Comparative overview about existing Additive Manufacturing technologies, commerically useable equipment and established materials for additive manufacturing
  • Potential advantages, limits of additive manufacturing
  • Application examples from real production environment

June 19, 2018 - Day Two - Design for Additive Manufacturing (Design training including intensive practice session and production using FDM printer)

Topics

  • Overview of the design possibilities and approaches of additive manufacturing
  • Design paradigms and advanced design concepts, such as bionic structures, asymmetric modeling and topology optimization concerning
    resource consumption and production efficiency
  • Exercises to design and test print of selected components

September 17, 2018 - Day Three - Applications in Additive Manufacturing

Topics

  • Overview of representative use cases for the use of additive manufacturing
  • Discussion about use cases from the areas of repair, prototype production, provision of spare parts, integrated electronics and hybrid materials

September 18, 2018 - Day Four - Integration of Additive Manufacturing
into Process Chains (measurement, postprocessing and implementation)

Topics

  • Potential methods for integrating additive manufacturing into existing process chains
  • Challenges in context with the integration of additive manufacturing in existing process chains
  • System for the implementation of meaningful and robust process chains
  • Introduction to mechanical properties of additively manufactured components
  • Concepts and methods of post-processing and post-treatment

September 19, 2018 - Day Five - Business Models and Market, Safety & Health

Topics

  • Market overview with regard to costs, commercially available equipment and forecast sales development within additive production
  • Evaluated use cases relating to various branches of industry, which shed more light on the technological feasibility and the economic background of certain implementation scenarios
  • Overview of current safety regulations within additive manufacturing