Hands-on training for 3D metal printing

Free hands-on training for 3D metal printing by KU Leuven

KU Leuven is organising a free hands-on 3D metal printing training in Heverlee on 1 December as part of a European project. During this training, participants will discover the process chain of metal Additive Manufacturing, from 3D model to post-processing, in a hands-on workshop.

What will you learn?

This hands-on course focuses on the workflow of metal Additive Manufacturing. Visitors will be guided through the different steps of Laser Powder Bed Fusion technology (LPBF), one of the most popular 3D printing technologies for the production of industrial metal parts. The aim is to gain hands-on experience in KU Leuven’s Additive Manufacturing lab where the following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to metal Additive Manufacturing
  • Preparation of 3D design files: Assign construction parameters, optimise part orientation and design support points if necessary.
  • LPBF machine preparation
  • 3D printing process
  • Post-processing: Wire EDM for removal of base plate components, removal of supports, sandblasting and microscopy.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for engineers, researchers and managers in the metal additive manufacturing industry, as well as those who want to understand and explore the workflow of a metal additive manufacturing process through a hands-on workshop in a metal additive manufacturing laboratory.

Details en registration

  • Date: 1 December 2022
  • Location: Department of Mechanical Engineering, KU Leuven, 3001 Leuven, Belgium

There are still some places available, but first come first served applies! Are you interested? Then register via this link.