Take your additive manufacturing (AM) skills to the next level by delving into the complex but fascinating field of application engineering for metal. Build comprehensive expertise in EOS systems and software, and develop the knowledge necessary to help clients and stakeholders find the perfect AM solutions for their applications.
Looking to become an application specialist — one of the most important professionals in the AM process chain — and upskill yourself across multiple areas of additive manufacturing? This certificate program will help you:
Become a reliably effective user of EOS metal 3D printing systems and critical EOS software.
Develop unique 3D designs for AM parts.
Learn to measure the viability of a proposed additive manufacturing application by using cost-per-part analysis and other techniques.
Project potential component distortion and other issues that could affect a build job (and know how to mitigate them).
Hone your skills in data preparation, material selection, quality monitoring and more.
Build end-to-end AM expertise across every phase of the process chain.
What will you learn?
This certification program is composed of four primary phases, each including a blend of content that runs the gamut from e-learning sessions and webinars to practice tasks and Q&A sessions led by EOS experts. Some modules within each phase are optional, though you'll strengthen your AM knowledge most effectively if you complete all course materials.
During the early phases, you will cover a broad range of topics. Some will be generally valuable, such as learning how to operate an EOS metal 3D printing system and appraising yourself of the specific safety concerns that come with metal additive manufacturing. Others are directly germane to your interest in the application specialist role: You'll learn best practices for interacting with other project stakeholders, gain an understanding of common metal materials' properties and delve into parameter optimization and post-processing — both of which can be significantly influenced by an AM application specialist.
The modules of the first and second phases come with various practice tasks. There are also optional modules, any of which you can skip — but if seriously pursuing this career path, you should at least strongly consider taking the cost calculation e-learning.
In the two final phases of this certificate program, only three modules are mandatory: the Quality Measurements module — which is extremely important to any would-be application specialist — and your two final exams. But the optional modules cover subjects and tools that you will likely encounter in your work, including process monitoring software (EOSTATE EXPOSURE OT and MeltPool Monitoring) and the Amphyon job preparation solution for metal AM. If you successfully finish the practical and theoretical final exams, you will be eligible for your certification.
Upon completing this certificate program, participants will be able to:
Expertly use EOS metal systems and software with confidence.
Help customers develop ideal applications for metal additive manufacturing.
Precisely determine the best process parameters for any build job and know every quality measurement you must monitor.
Generate high-quality build jobs and demonstrate the repeatability of your metal AM application.
Each phase of the program focuses on specific aspects of application engineering for metal additive manufacturing and making you into an expert. Here is a detailed breakdown of each phase and what it offers: