FDM 3D-Printing Specialist Course

The specialised course on FDM 3D-Printing offers comprehensive knowledge and practical skills. The course is ideal for technicians and engineers who already have basic CAD knowledge and would like to learn more about 3D printing.

Course Content

Introduction and Basics of FDM 3D-Printing

  • Overview of FDM technology and its development: Learn about the history and development of FDM 3D-Printing.
  • Material science: Learn more about the different types of filaments (PLA, ABS, PETG etc.) and their properties.
  • Understanding the hardware: Gain insights into the printer architecture and the various components of an FDM printer.

In-depth Study of Print Preparation and Software

  • Introduction to CAD software and STL files: Learn how to use CAD software for 3D printing and how to create STL files.
  • Slicing software: Learn how to set up, configure and optimise slicing software.
  • Creating support structures: Understand how support structures affect print quality and how to optimise them.

Advanced Printing Techniques

  • Optimisation of print parameters: Learn how to optimise print parameters for specific applications.
  • High-temperature printing and exotic filaments: Discover the possibilities of high-temperature printing and the use of exotic filaments.
  • Error analysis and solution strategies: Develop strategies for analysing and eliminating errors in 3D printing.

Practical Application and Case Studies

  • Create your own projects: Turn your ideas into reality and create your own 3D-printed products.
  • Analyse case studies and best practices: Learn from real-life case studies and industry best practices.
  • Group projects: Work in groups to solve real-life problems and gain practical experience.

Quality Assurance and Post-Processing

  • Quality assurance methods: Learn how to ensure the quality of your prints during and after printing.
  • Finishing techniques: Learn techniques such as sanding, varnishing and chemical smoothing.
  • Testing and validation: Develop skills to test and validate 3D-printed parts.

Industrial Applications of FDM

  • Use of FDM in various industries: Find out how FDM is used in manufacturing, medicine and other industries.
  • Adaptation for mass production: Learn how to adapt FDM techniques for mass production.
  • Future trends and innovations: Discover the latest trends and innovations in FDM 3D printing.

Prerequisites for the FDM 3D Printing Course

Target Group

This specialised course offers a valuable training opportunity for people who want to develop their professional skills in the field of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies.

Funding Opportunities and Education Vouchers

Our course is eligible for funding through education vouchers and BFD (Berufsförderungsdienst der Bundeswehr). Use this support to finance your further training and open up new career prospects.

Course Format

  • The course takes place at our location in Altenholz and lasts two weeks.

Certification and Accreditation

  • Certificate: After passing an exam, a certificate is issued as proof of the skills learned
  • Accreditation: The course is AZAV certified.