Engineers, R&D directors, technology officers, heads of engineering, project managers, product designers, as well as individuals interested in sharpening their understanding on high-precision 3D printing. A good understanding of manufacturing processes and 3D modelling skills are prerequisites for this cours.
The course will be given in English.
From biotechnology to jewelry, and automotive to photonics, the world of additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, is set to revolutionize countless industries.
The advantages? Unparalleled design flexibility, easy product customization, affordable and on-demand low-volume manufacturing, short time to market or even wastage reduction. What can 3D printing bring to your business? What production capabilities does AM unlock? How can you harness the potential of these dynamic and rapidly advancing technologies within your manufacturing processes?
At the forefront of research in AM, EPFL is proposing a 2-day overview of this rapidly emmerging field, with real case studies from industry leaders and university laboratories.
- Grasp the transformative potential of 3D printing and learn about its latest technological evolutions
- Understand high-precision 3D printing technologies in a wide range of materials, including polymers, glass, ceramics, and metals
- Acquire an overview of the 3D printing phases – from prototyping to production – and the investment needed
- Discover practical and inspirational applications examples from industry leaders and university research labs
- Immerse yourself in the world of 3D printing through hands-on experiences in EPFL laboratories
The speakers are recognized experts in the field of 3D printing, whether at EPFL or at partner companies and institutions – such as Sonova, Swatch, Readily3D, SWISSto12, Rema or SIPBB. Click here to consult the full PROGRAM
3D PRINTING – INTRODUCTION
- 3D Printing : a game changer in industrial processes
- 3D Printing technologies : from research tools to fast and high precision competitive tools
- 3D printing phases : from prototyping to production
PHOTON PRINTING (2 PP)
- Main applications : molds for high precision part replication including optical precision components
- New materials : glass and ceramics
STEREOLITHOGRAPHY (SLA) & DIGITAL LIGHT PROCESSING (DLP) 3D PRINTING
- Main applications : continuous fast large area printing
- New materials : silicones, glass, ceramics
POWDER BED FUSION 3D PRINTING OF METALS
- Main applications : fast manufacturing of complex metal parts
- Materials : stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, nickel, copper
VOLUMETRIC LAYERLESS PRINTING
- Main applications : ultra high speed printing
- Soft and hard materials
3D INKJET PRINTING
- Main applications : adaptability for fully functional products
- No post-processing required
- Simultaneous co-deposition of various materials
3D PRINTING IN PRACTICE
- Industrial application examples : micro-optics, micro-components, biomedical scaffolds, tissue engineering, aerospace, automotive, hydrogen production
- Hands-on experience of 3D printing processes in EPFL laboratories
A certificate of attendance will be delivered at the end of the course.
Laboratory of Applied Photonics Devices (LAPD), School of Engineering (STI), EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne)
- Prof. Christophe Moser, Laboratory of Applied Photonics Devices (LAPD), School of Engineering (STI), EPFL
- Prof. Demetri Psaltis, Laboratory of Applied Photonics Devices (LAPD), School of Engineering (STI), EPFL
- Dr. Ye Pu, Laboratory of Applied Photonics Devices (LAPD), School of Engineering (STI), EPFL
Dates and schedule
- Friday January 19, 2024, 8.30 am to 6 pm
- Saturday January 20, 2024, 8.30 am to 6 pm
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Participants should bring their own laptop (on-site installation of a free CAD software is necessary for hands-on experience)
1’300.- Swiss Francs
10% special discount for contributing members of EPFL Alumni
December 10, 2023
Number of participants is limited.