Fundamentals of additive manufacturing, processes, and materials

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) opens up countless opportunities for innovation. New business models, cost optimisation or accelerated product development are just a few examples thereof. This course offers you a comprehensive overview of additive manufacturing processes and their applications.

In this course:

  • you get to know the fundamental principle of additive manufacturing and the advantages and challenges of this technology,
  • you gain a basic overview of additive manufacturing processes and their applications in industry and research,
  • you learn to correctly classify the different terms and gain an understanding of the standardisation in the field of additive manufacturing,
  • you get to know the main additive manufacturing processes and understand their use in an industrial environment,
  • you learn to correctly assess legal and safety-related aspects.
     

Factsheet

  • Degree/Certificate Course confirmation
  • Duration 4 days
  • Schedule 24.10.2024, 25.10.2024, 7.11.2024, 8.11.2024
  • Application deadline Up to 10 days before the start of the course
  • ECTS credits None, can be credited to CAS Additive Manufacturing (12 ECTS)
  • Costs CHF 1'800.–
  • Teaching language English/German
  • Location Biel, Aarbergstrasse 46
    Hybrid teaching, remote participation possible
  • School School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Next session Autumn 2024

Portrait

You understand the basic principle of additive manufacturing and the advantages and challenges of this technology. You will gain an initial overview of additive manufacturing processes and their applications in industry and research. You can correctly classify the different terms and understand the standardisation in the field of additive manufacturing. You can correctly assess legal and safety-related aspects. You know the most important additive manufacturing processes and understand their use in an industrial environment.

Learning objectives

You have a sound basic knowledge of additive manufacturing technology, processes, and materials.

  • Learning objectives
  • Introduction to the CAS Additive Manufacturing
  • Definition and historical development of AM
  • Terminologies and standardisation
  • Introduction to AM
  • Data protection, legal aspects, and security
  • Areas of application in industry and society (private use, mechanical engineering, medical technology)
  • Additive vs. conventional manufacturing from an economical and an ecological perspective
  • Fablab @SIPBB
  • Material extrusion
  • Photopolymerisation
  • Material jetting
  • Powder bed fusion
  • Direct energy deposition
  • Excursus: lamination
  • R&D engineers, production engineers
  • Project managers and product managers
  • Process developers and business development managers
  • CTOs, CDOs, managing directors

You have an affinity for technology or perform professional tasks that require a basic understanding of technology.

Contact

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Location

Classes are held at Aarbergstrasse 46 in the new building of the Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne (SIPBB), which is withing easy reach of Biel/Bienne railway station.

A location with many advantages

  • Classrooms within two minutes walking distance from Biel/Bienne railway station
  • Ideal train connections from Bern’s main railway station (every 15 minutes) and from Bern Wankdorf (every 30 minutes)
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure in the new SIPBB building
  • Various catering options in the immediate vicinity
  • Innovation and networking events

And that’s not all! Biel/Bienne is…

  • an innovation hotspot,
  • a university city,
  • an industrial and service city with numerous major players in the watchmaking, mechanical engineering, precision engineering and medical technology industries and major representatives of the communications and telecommunications sectors,
  • bordered by Lake Biel and its wide range of sports and leisure facilities,
  • a city that embodies bilingualism,
  • a town with a vibrant cultural life.

Biel, Aarbergstrasse 46

Bern University of Applied Sciences

Engineering and Computer Science
Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne
Aarbergstrasse 46
CH 2503 Biel