3DP Academy

Discover the 3DP Academy

Materialise empowers successful 3D printing through co-creation and decades of knowledge, and our team is here to guide you through the process. During this event, Materialise experts lead participants through discovering additive manufacturing’s advantages, meaningful applications for this technology, and how to successfully implement your AM ideas into your operations.

February 13, 2020
Materialise | Sheffield, UK



Take a close-up look at how our customers are using 3D printing to improve their operations.



Find out AM’s strengths, weaknesses, best practices, and most cost-efficient production methods.



Get answers to your specific 3DP questions from our experts to better understand optimized AM processes.

“I found that many questions asked at the Materialise 3DP Academy were answered more openly than at other workshops. There were also conscious efforts to discuss the various challenges, which I really appreciated.”
– Rainer Sabisch, Director of Global Application Engineering at Alcoa Power and Propulsion TITAL GmbH

“We had bad experiences with the early stages of 3D printing 10 to 12 years ago. Now, the technology has moved on, and at 3DP Academy I learned how we can really utilize it for saving costs in production lines. That’s always a plus for any company.”
– Chris Dufaux, Mechanical Design Engineer at Renishaw


Dries Vandecruys is a design engineer with a particular passion for (re)designing products for Additive Manufacturing. As part of the Design & Engineering Services at Materialise, he supports partners in diverse industries to create new products and optimize existing ones. One of Mr. Vandecruys’ key roles is to assist people in understanding the importance of designing for AM. He leads co-creation workshops where his design skills and extensive knowledge of the technology enable him to make the power of AM crystal clear for the audience.


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