A private „3D Academy“
The OKM2000 group has been active in the Additive Manufacturing field since 2014. Our focus here is on the trade with 3D printers and 3D scanners. Our portfolio was constantly expanded by new manufacturers and technologies and so the need to be able to adequately train our own team and the employees of our partners and customers arose more and more.
Since the currently available offerings did not meet our needs, we decided to launch a private “3D Academy” in early 2020.
For us, the focus was and is on the integration of all important technologies and active training on and with the corresponding hardware. Especially the large practical part of our different training offers brought various problems. We were able to solve this thanks to a cooperation and are already looking forward to inaugurating our new training center at the end of 2021.
Currently we are still using our premises in Mistelbach and Bayreuth. But even here we can resort to more than 300sqm for these purposes. Due to high demand, our new training center will provide more advanced 550sqm for theory and practice.
Intensive course Additive Manufacturing
- Maximum 65 hours spread over 2 weeks
- 5 – 20 participants
- Training languages: German, English (theory only)
- Dates theory: 1x per month German, 1x per quarter English
- Dates practice: Currently not available. But hopefully bookable again from summer 2021, as long as the situation due to the pandemic is under control again.
Continuous Fiber 3D printing
- 6 hours spread over one day
- 5 – 20 participants
- Training languages: German, English
- Dates: 1x per month
Although this technology has been around for many years, demand for it is currently increasing as the advantages of this technology make the purchase decision easier for many due to the falling TCOs.
Again, we start with a look at the history of this technology and show the advantages and disadvantages. Further still, the various materials (substrate and fiber) are closely examined.
The section on CAD design taking into account the possibilities of additive manufacturing is extended here to include the problem of CFT.
In the third and most important part, the practical exercises take place on Anisoprint systems. The focus here is on the Composer A4 and Composer A3. The new flagship industrial printer from Anisoprint Prom 500 will follow in 2021. The hands on approach scope is on hardware, software and maintenance.
The last part is an overview of post-processing of Composites 3D printed components. However, this part is only briefly considered.
On the last day of the course there is only a summary of the topics and a final written and oral examination of the participants.
AM Studio Flightcase
Due to the new challenges and the sometimes high travel and accommodation costs, we also offer certain courses as an online variant.
We have developed a special solution so that the participants can complete practical training on the printers, just as they do in our training center. Upon request (for an additional charge), we will ship a training set in a custom flight case. This includes the necessary hardware of the FFF and SLA technologies. Appropriate accessories, consumables and samples. SLS is unfortunately more difficult to image, so only sample parts and powder come with it in the flight case.
You also don’t need a table or anything like that, all items will fit on the flight case. You only need about a free area of 5 x 4 meters, a normal socket and access with door width encoded_tag_closed 80cm for the flightcase (80x120x160cm). >
Why you should
Whether you have no experience with additive manufacturing or are already using certain technologies. Our “crash course” offers a good opportunity to build up and deepen knowledge.
Basically, we have designed our curriculum to enable participants to work more productively and confidently with these technologies after the course and also to provide appropriate advice for upcoming decisions regarding new acquisitions or expansions in the field of additive manufacturing.
What makes us different
Theory and practice in the balance
Most training offers in this area completely dispense with a practical part or limit themselves to one technology. However, participants should be given a targeted overview of all important technologies and also be able to use these technologies themselves. The post-processing and finishing of the components is also usually not considered in detail. However, this can be decided on a case-by-case basis.
With regard to the various technologies from the field of additive manufacturing, we will limit ourselves in the Crash Course to the technologies with the highest prevalence in industry and among service providers.
The biggest attention is paid to FDM, SLA/DLP and SLS. Here we also specifically address the most important manufacturers and the advantages and disadvantages of the respective technologies. Business management considerations are also included.
At the request of the participants, Continuous Fiber can also be looked at in more detail, as this technology is currently in high demand but still growing.
OKM3D in Mistelbach (Germany)
In our premises in Mistelbach, the practical part will be carried out at least until September 2021. After that, we will have a much larger training center at our disposal.
Therefore, three simultaneous courses would be realizable afterwards. Further still, the intensive courses would also be accommodated there, since these naturally have a higher demand on the technical equipment.
Depending on the number of participants, we currently either use our own rooms for the theoretical part, or fall back on larger conference rooms in Bayreuth, so that the currently necessary distance can always be maintained.
In any case, participants will be provided with drinks and snacks during the training sessions.
In our rooms in Mistelbach, we have access to over 20 3D printers of various technologies and sizes.
Here is an excerpt of the currently available systems:
Our digital training platform
Lecturers and guest speakers
Sven Bagger studied industrial engineering at the University of Bayreuth, first in the Bachelor and then in the Master. In 2020, he graduated and wrote his master’s thesis on the novel additive manufacturing process “High Speed Sintering”.
Since December 2020, Sven has been designing AM Academy courses and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge in the field of additive manufacturing.
As a technician at OKM 3D, Carsten has plenty of experience with filament 3D printers and everything that needs to be considered when operating them. Carsten takes over the German language part of the practical part for FLM printers.
As a technician for OKM 3D Tomasz has extensive experience with filament 3D printers and everything one has to know in order to use them effectively. Tomasz is responsible for the English part of the practical application part of the classes concerning filament printing.
Robert is an After Sales Manager in Sinterit since 3,5 years ago.
He is responsible for Technical Support and Service.
Almost 4 years in 3D (Sinterit).
Previously working in international companies within different market sectors.
Very well organized and conceived. By following the course, I was able to learn and understand with minimal questions or frustration. It taught me what I was looking to learn, was well organized, and well paced. A fantastic introduction to Additive Manufacturing!
AM Academy’s compact course covers the entire field of additive manufacturing well. My knowledge of the procedures I have known so far has been expanded, after the course I feel able to work with the other procedures as well.
Thanks, for the informative and great online course in Additive Manufacturing, can only recommend it.
The Intensive Theory Course is an all-around well-designed and structured online course that is also very suitable, especially for beginners in additive manufacturing.
And a new course is coming to an end and we are preparing the certificates for shipment. Many thanks to all participants for the gratifying feedback and the very interesting discussions.