Industry 4.0: Additive Manufacturing

Industry 4.0: Additive manufacturing

Participants in this course are introduced to the fundamentals of industrial additive manufacturing (AM). The different AM technologies will be covered in detail, and the differences in hardware and process control will be discussed in detail. The role of materials in AM is discussed along with the challenges facing your users. The advantages of AM are illustrated by the value chain and market potential. A concluding case study on the implementation of an AM tool provides an initial guide to its use in practice.

The learning objective of the participants is a basic understanding of industrial AM tools.


Event location IMAPS – Steinbeis-Beratungszentrium Willy-Andreas-Allee 19, 76131, Karlsruhe Steinbeis-Haus Karlsruhe
DateOn request
Time9am – 3pm
Duration6 hours
Deadline4 weeks in advance
Attendance fee240 € (plus tax)
Questions for Registration Seminarmanagement IMAPS +49 177 6774723
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09:00Arrival of the participants and speakers
09:40Additive Manufacturing Technologies
– Additive manufacturing in the context of Industry 4.0
– Semantics: AM and 3D printing
– Liquid based systems (SLA, CLIP, Polyjet, Biodruck)
– Powder based systems (SLS, SLM, EBM)
– Solid state (filament, thin sheets/films) systems (LOM, FFF/FDM)
12:00 – 12:30Pause / Networking
12:45Additive manufacturing in current industrial applications
– Value chain
– Market potential
– Low volume, cost and time factors
Case study: Implementation of an AM tool
– User specific application areas
– Identification of user needs
14:45Summary / open questions and discussion round

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