Certificate Program Overview

Unlock a Data Preparation Certificate for metal applications with this immersive program from Additive Minds Academy. Elevate your career in just 2 weeks!

Format: Self-paced online training

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week

Ideal Duration: 2-4 weeks

Language: English

Prerequisites: None

Available: starting May 2024

Key Learning Methods:



Practical Tasks

Live Expert Session

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Realize your full potential with our Certificate Program for Data Preparation in Metal laser powder bed fusion. Dive into an immersive learning experience specifically designed for data preparation engineers, machine operators, and application engineers.

In additive manufacturing, every aspect of the process chain matters. Data preparation is one of the most important parts of this process and can make or break the end result. Understanding data preparation will determine the quality and efficiency of production.

Our AM courses will teach you how to implement best practices in data preparation for metal to improve the overall production process and advance your career in the field.

Program Benefits

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the metal Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) data preparation workflow.

  • Engage directly with EOS engineers during insightful expert sessions.

  • Apply theoretical knowledge through hands-on tasks with personalized feedback from EOS engineers.

  • Get access to training licenses for EOSPRINT 2 and Materialise Magics software.

  • Build a robust network within the additive manufacturing (AM) expert community.

  • Access continually updated content for staying at the forefront of industry advancements.

  • Benefit from safer, faster, and more stable build jobs moving forward.

  • Obtain a recognized certificate from the industry leader in AM.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this certificate program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand EOSPRINT and Materialise Magics.

  • Apply different support structures to parts.

  • Create build job files for EOS metal systems.

  • Orient parts based on printability, cost, and quality factors.

  • Apply all of the above simultaneously to improve their parts.

Course Breakdown

Your training is split into five phases:

  • Introduction to the Program: Brief welcome and overview of the Data Preparation Metal Certificate Program.
  • Program Objectives: High-level discussion on what students will learn throughout the program, including key skills and knowledge areas.
  • Data Preparation Workflow Efficiency: Guidelines for reducing material usage through smart support design and part orientation, contributing to cost savings and environmental sustainability.
  • Support generation workflow: Learn the process of generating and editing supports
  • Software activation and installation: Learn the essentials of activating Materialise Magics, including software installation, obtaining license key, and navigating the license wizard.
  • User interface: Explore the user interface of Materialise Magics, mastering functionalities such as customizing your library, utilizing the context menu, leveraging quick search, understanding view functionalities, and using marking tools for enhanced efficiency.
  • Build Preparation: Acquire critical skills for preparing your builds in Materialise Magics, including importing parts, applying basic orientation techniques, and generating supports to ensure part quality and process efficiency.
  • Software Introduction: Learn how to activate and install EOSPRINT 2 software, setting the foundation for operating EOS machines and starting your additive manufacturing projects on the right foot.
  • Interface Overview: Navigate the EOSPRINT 2 user interface with ease, learning to efficiently access and utilize its comprehensive features for an optimized workflow.
  • Basic Functionality: Master the core functionalities of EOSPRINT 2, including file management, setting adjustments, and software navigation to enhance your operational efficiency.
  • Build Preparation: Develop the expertise to prepare build jobs in EOSPRINT 2, from importing and manipulating data files to finalizing the build setup for execution.
  • Case Study: Learn through practical case studies that demonstrate how to apply EOSPRINT 2 in real-world scenarios, solving common challenges in metal additive manufacturing.
  • Conclusion: Conclude your EOSPRINT 2 training with a comprehensive overview, solidifying your understanding of the software's capabilities and preparing you to apply your new skills to achieve remarkable results in your additive manufacturing projects.

Final Assessment

  • Hands-on Experience: This final assessment offers hands-on experience, cementing the learners' understanding and proficiency in data preparation for metal additive manufacturing.
  • Detailed Instructions: Participants will be provided with detailed instructions to guide them through the completion of their assignments, ensuring clarity and direction.
  • Necessary Files Provided: All necessary files required to complete the assignments will be supplied to the participants, facilitating a smooth and informed learning experience.
  • Instructor Grading: Solutions submitted by the learners are graded by the instructor, providing valuable feedback and insights into their proficiency and areas for improvement.

Expert Session Overview

  • Duration: Two-hour comprehensive Expert Session
  • Pre-condition: Participants must have completed all online coursework and submitted the Instructor Graded Assessment to qualify for the Expert Session.
  • Scope: Opportunity for participants to ask questions and discuss open points noted during or after the e-learning component of the course.


This course is designed for prospective metal machine operators and data preparation personnel preparing builds for manufacturing on EOS metal-based machines (e.g., M100, M290, M300, and M400).

The comprehensive focus of this course on a single intricate issue and the thorough involvement of EOS experts in its webinars and Q&A sessions make it stand head and shoulders above similar certification programs. Its dependence on the learner's interaction — i.e., "learning by doing" in the practice task modules — will also have a positive long-term impact on their data preparation skills.

No, all required software training licenses are provided. You’ll have 6 months of access to EOSPRINT 2 and 60 days of access to Materialise Magics upon obtaining the license. Please note that the Magics training license won’t be reactivated upon expiration.

We recommend that learners who take this course have a strong technical background and (at least) moderate experience in additive manufacturing. Familiarity with AM-specific software and computer-aided design (CAD) programs is also ideal, though not specifically required.

This certificate program typically spans a 2-4 week duration. Upon finishing the online learning modules and final assessment, participants gain the opportunity to engage in an Expert session facilitated monthly by the Additive Minds Academy. In the event of missing the current session, participants have the option to join the subsequent one. Every certificate program encompasses a complementary Expert session, and learners enjoy 12 months of access to the online content learning platform.

You will be able to download your certification via the program portal after you successfully finish all modules and exams.

If you're interested in exploring the AM process on a deeper level, we highly recommend taking our Process Engineering and Science Certificate program. Contact us at training@eos.info for more info.

Every AM Academy course offers a rich learning experience

Real World Experience

Explore and assess real-world projects with case studies and portfolio examples.

Community & Experts

Receive valuable feedback from tutors and other learners in peer reviews, Q&A sessions and discussion groups.

Hands On Practice

Gain vital experience in methodologies and processes while working on practical tasks, exercises, and tools.

Flexible Learning

Learn at your own pace and access modules on the go with our self-study online classes.

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