• Duration

    3 days

  • Training structure

    Common Service for Continuing Education


From computer design to the realization of a polymer part

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The advantages of the course

Use of various polymer 3D printers FDM
(Stratasys, Ultimaker, Zortrax, Witbox, Formlab) or SLS (Lisa)
The training takes place in small groups in order to be able to experiment and rely on practice
Alternating theory (25%)/practice (75%)
The lecturers are teacher-researchers from the University of Montpellier working on the following topics: design, mechanical design, CAD, additive manufacturing

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Know-how and skills

Initiation to the use of various (free) software of the digital chain (CAD: OnShape, preparation: Cura and PreForm)
Use of various 3D polymer printers FDM

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Training program:
- Discover the different existing technologies/processes (polymer and metal), their characteristic quantities, the available materials and typical examples of application
- Understand the constraints and limits of these new processes and the consequences on the design
- Master the different steps of the digital chain (from the CAD model to the manufactured part)
- Design and model a part in a CAD software for additive manufacturing prepare the production from a CAD file
- Start a production on a FDM or SLS (polymer) machine
- Finish the parts after production
- Have notions of safety and maintenance of the machines

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Conditions of access

On file and interview

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Target audience

Technician, Engineer, Researcher, Technical decision-maker, Project manager

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Tuition fees

Training fees: 1500 €
(group rates on request)

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Necessary pre-requisites

Basic knowledge of mechanics and computer-aided design

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