I AMaterials: materials for and by additive manufacturing

General description

Ready to turn up the heat on your summer with some sizzling-hot knowledge about additive manufacturing (AM)? Come join us in Leuven for a course between 4th and 14th of July that will have you 3D printing your way to the top! We'll show you the ins and outs of this cutting-edge technology, and you'll leave with a better understanding of AM processes and different material classes. From polymers to ceramics, we'll explore all the different material types that can be used in AM. We've got a line-up of lectures, hands-on sessions, and some exciting company and lab visits that will give you the opportunity to see this technology in action. That’s not everything because you will get to explore cosy little Belgium & Leuven at the same time. Be sure to take your hunger for materials, AM, waffles, beer, chocolate and more with you because your hunger will get sated. So grab your sunscreen, pack your stuff, and get ready to materialise your summer! Are you ready? Because I AM!


Academic information

Fields of activity:
Applied Sciences , Biomedical Engineering , Chemical Engineering , Chemistry/Chemical Technology , Industrial Engineering , Materials Engineering , Mechanical Engineering , Production Engineering/Management
Content and topics:
Additive manufacturing, 3D printing, different type of materials (ceramics, metals, polymers), materials science and processes, sustainability aspects of processes and materials
Learning goals and objectives:
- Get to know the different material classes - Explore how these material classes are used in additive manufacturing processes - Explore the possibilities of AM - Explore sustainability aspects of AM
Examination type:
Written exam
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Based on the Motivational Letter and answers on the questions

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Three meals a day, of which at least one is hot (cooked)
Mainly bikes, so being able to ride a bike is mandatory! Further transportation by car, bus or train