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Additive manufacturing for professionals - 2021

Design techniques for additive manufacturing


This course is intended for users of CAD software.

It is for technicians and engineers wishing to acquire knowledge of additive manufacturing-adapted design. At the end of the course, learners will be able to create, optimize and prepare a 3D file for additive manufacturing then create additive manufacturing parts.


Duration of course: 5 days (30 hours)

The course consists of a series of lessons, practical work and question and answer sessions.


Additive manufacturing consists of making parts of various materials by adding matter rather than by removing shavings. It is set to revolutionize the design of certain mechanical parts and subsections, which will be easier to produce, and who will present new opportunities. This new technology, which is rapidly spreading through the aerospace field, is beneficial to the entire supply chain and more specifically to the design, manufacture and maintenance industries.

The course covers the entire design process up to preparation for manufacture. We then discuss topological optimization techniques.


Course level: Advanced/Specialization


  • Basic knowledge of CAD
  • Knowledge of Abaqus and Finite Element Method desirable

Target audience: Technicians, engineers, heads of engineering design departments, production managers

Maximum 10 candidates



Responsible for additive manufacturing activities at WeAreEngineering 

ALM Industrialization Engineer - 3DXpertise.


1. Recap of general process: from CAD models to 3D printing

  • Current context
  • Technologies
  • Applications

2. Design optimization

  • Lightweight design
  • Liberating design constraints

 3. Printing formats

  • Format utility
  • Understanding behavior
  • Closed volumes
  • Balancing

 4. STL files

  • Introduction to the .STL mesh
  • File parameters
  • Precision threshold
  • Overview of mesh processing software
  • File import and repair
  • Case studies

 5. Topological optimization

  • General principles
  • Advantages
  • Methodology
  • Practical work: topological optimization of a pinion

 6. Topological optimization: data entry and post-processing options

  • Practical work: topological optimization

 7. Specific Re-Design for a Topological Optimization Result

  • Import and analysis result of optim
  • Use of specific software


 8. Printing simulation and industrialization

  • Use of specific software
  • Concrete study case for industrial production


Scheduled in French:

MONTAUBAN: September 27 to October 1st, 2021


For the English realization, please, consult us.


€2,800 excluding tax (20% VAT)

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