Masterclass in Metal 3D Printing

Materialise HQ

Getting started with Metal 3D Printing? Regardless of the industry you operate in, success in Metal 3D Printing depends on your mastery of the printing process. If you’re looking to understand the various factors which come into play in Metal AM, and how to manage these factors, we’ve got you covered.

The Masterclass in Metal 3D Printing is a two-day training at Materialise HQ designed to shorten the learning curve for Metal AM and help you avoid build failures.

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In Metal 3D Printing, the key to success is a strong understanding of the process and the tools available to you at each stage. The learning curve can be steep, but conquering it is essential for unlocking a higher build success rate.

Master the Metal Additive Manufacturing Process

Getting started with Metal AM can seem a daunting process. The factors affecting build success are numerous, and the costs at stake can run high quickly. At Materialise, we’ve built extensive experience in Metal 3D Printing over the years. That experience is exactly what we offer you in this two-day workshop.

If you are a professional user of Metal 3D Printing looking to gain theoretical and practical knowledge into the different aspects and challenges of the Metal AM technology, with a specific focus on the Laser Melting technology, join us at the Masterclass in Metal 3D Printing!



  • Laser melting process
  • Machine components
  • Powder management
  • Where to start with introducing 3D printing to your business
  • Part orientation and positioning
  • Support generation
  • Process influencers
  • Post-processing


09:00 – 09:30

Coffee & Networking

09:30 – 10:00

Introduction to Metal AM

  • Market insight
  • Opportunities in metal AM
  • Application examples
10:15 – 11:10

Laser Melting Process

  • Description of the process
  • Understanding of residual stresses’ origins and consequences
11:15 – 12:30

Machine Components

  • Recoating system
  • Optics Gas flow
  • Interactions in build chamber
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Tour of the Factory for 3D Printing
14:30 – 15:45

Powder for Metal AM

  • Materials & properties
  • Requirements for AM powder
  • Powder handling & recycling
  • Safety guidelines
Design Considerations

Design Considerations

  • Technology limitations
  • Design guidelines
  • Case study
17:00 – 17:30 Q&A Discussion & Feedback
09:00 – 09:30

Coffee & Networking

09:30 – 10:45

Orientation & Positioning

  • Best practices for positioning
  • Orientation influencers
  • Methodology for a proper orientation
  • Group exercises
11:00 – 12:30

Support Generation

  • Role of supports
  • Key parameters
  • Tips and tricks
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00

Process Considerations

  • Melt pool influencers
  • Part defect analysis
  • Link between process and part density
15:15 – 16:00

Scanning Strategies

  • Vector creation: zones, types, patterns, order
  • Impact on part properties
16:15 – 17:00


  • Common practices
  • Heat treatment: effect on part quality and microstructures
17:00 – 17:30 Q&A Discussion & Feedback


Amaury Joly is an application engineer specialized in Metal 3D Printing. His multidisciplinary background includes two M.Sc. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering, as well as professional language proficiency in English, Spanish and French.

Working closely with Materialise’s customers, Amaury uses his unique combination of technical expertise and communications skills to train engineers in making the most of Metal 3D Printing.

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“The trainer of Materialise’s Masterclass in Metal 3D Printing is very experienced and the course was well-structured. The AM design and stress reduction techniques taught in the course are highly useful and are being applied in my work involving the fabrication of metal AM parts.”
- Mr. Choong Yue Hao, Development Engineer, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)





No open classes scheduled

Venue Materialise NV, Technologielaan 15 – 3001 Leuven, Belgium (view map)
Trainer Amaury Joly, Materialise Metal AM Specialist
Registration deadline Registrations are closed, please contact your local office for future training dates.
Cost 1,500 EUR per person (VAT excluded)
Inquiries Please contact Anick Favier