Materialise Design for AM

3D printing has the potential to greatly enhance your work, but only when you are designing intentionally for AM will you be able to fully unlock this potential for your application. In this course, you will discover methodologies and workflows to understand and apply the design benefits of AM, therefore saving costs, integrating functionality, and increasing performance.

Experience a workshop tailored to your existing knowledge, experience, and needs.

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Who Should Attend

Designers or engineers working on or investigating 3D printing applications who would like design experience and guidance to learn how to fully unlock the potential of AM.



Learning Goals

  • Discover methodologies and workflows of design for AM and apply them to your own projects
  • Receive feedback from designers and engineers on your own designs
  • Look at your designs through the eyes of an engineer with experience in design for AM



Price for 1- 2- or 3-Day Course

Your workshop will be tailored to your experience and needs.

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Course Topics

Workshops are customized with the following building blocks based on an assessment of the experience and needs of the group determined during an intake call. Each topic is available in both basic and advanced levels.


  • Drivers – Learn how to identify parts that can benefit from AM. Understand different value drivers of your AM projects.
    Support these lessons with industry case studies.
  • Cases – Review best practices gathered from various industries’ case studies. Analyze a number of eye-opening AM cases. Find inspiration.
  • Technology overview framework – Get a clear understanding of available AM technologies and materials. Recognize the particular strengths and challenges of each technology. Discover suitable application fields for prototyping and certified manufacturing.
  • Overcoming limitations with smart design – Review real cases where design freedom was used to overcome limitations. Understand new design possibilities with AM, such as integrated functionality and lattice structures.
  • Technology-specific lessons: SLS, FDM, SLA, SLM, DLP – Discover how to design for this particular technology.
    Compare course lessons to industry case studies. Learn about technology limitations. Receive design guidelines on how to overcome limitations and maximize freedom of design.

"We learned why we should spend more time on the design rather than the choice of materials and how to do that."

- Craig Harbron, Mechanical Design Engineer at Bennett Engineering

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