July 6, 2017

AM for Polymers: Basics and Hands-On Training

3D printing is about to revolve the way we design and make products. Therefore it is essential for those technically interested in this field to understand the capability, the challenges and the drawbacks of this technology.

The course of lectures will give you an overview about the variety of different 3D printing processes for plastics. You will learn to evaluate the possibilities and disadvantages to choose the right process, material and machine for your applications.

The process chain of 3D printed parts begins with the conception and design, followed up by the data-handling, the chosen printing process and ends up with the post processing. You will get in touch with the different machines and processes (Handson) to print plastics. A comprehensive round-up and you will get a feeling how to realize your own projects and applications with the 3D printing technology.

A seminar for:

Newcomers in AM and product developers.


Dawid Ziebura, Fraunhofer ILT
Laura K. Thurn, IWF GmbH


To inquire after this seminar to be held in English please contact us.

09.00 Welcoming and Short Introduction of the ACAM

09.15 Basics of Additive Manufacturing
Classification of 3D Printing, Potentials and Boundaries

09.45 Applications and Industrial Implementation

10.45 Break

11.00 Best Practice:
How to Implement 3D Printing Successfully

12.00 ACAM – The Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing
Development of an International AM Community
Consortial and Bilateral R & D Projects
Strategic Training and Development for Experts and Managers

12.30 Lunch Break

13.30 Hands-On: Working with the Printers
Learn the Steps to Print Your Product Idea
– Virtual Design
– Using the Software
– Handle the Printer
– Print Your Idea
– Postprocessing

15.30 Open Discussion:
How to Integrate 3D Printing in Your Company

17.00 End of Event

Fraunhofer ILT
Steinbachstraße 15
52074 Aachen
Room 4301