308.865 Additive Manufacturing Technologies
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to differentiate between multitude of possibilities available across the palette of additive manufacturing technologies and materials. An important part of this knowledge is capability of identifying suitable methods and materials based on the specific production task, as well as taking these factors into account when constructing parts.

Subject of course

In the course of this lecture the advantages and drawbacks of commercially available additive manufacturing technologies are presented. By referring to practical case-studies problems regarding materials properties and geometric properties of the manufactured parts are discussed. This class will be taught in English. In recent years, additive manufacturing has become a standard tool for product development. During this class it will be demonstrated how AM techniques can be used during the product development cycle in order to gain advantages regarding economics and time-to-market. In order to complete the class, the students will form teams of two and solve a design problem. The designed parts will be manufactured using RP and the mechanical properties of the obtained parts will be examined.

Teaching methods

In addition to the lecture itself, covering different aspects of modern additive manufacturing technologies, the students will be given a practical task involving a specific technology for producing a part and performance aim. The parts designed by the students will be produced and their performance will be compared. 


The practical task and team work are an essential part of this lecture.
Students not contributing to this team assignment will be removed from the participant list.

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Course dates

Mon15:00 - 15:3015.03.2021 ONLINE (LIVE)AMT Vorbesprechung
Mon14:00 - 17:0012.04.2021 ONLINE (LIVE)AMT Einführung
Mon14:00 - 17:0019.04.2021 ONLINE (LIVE)AMT Block 1
Mon14:00 - 17:0026.04.2021 ONLINE (LIVE)AMT Block 2
Mon14:00 - 17:0003.05.2021 ONLINEAMT Block 3
Thu14:00 - 17:0006.05.2021 ZOOMAMT Group Presentations

Examination modalities

The students will have to conduct a literature search, design a part compatible with a additive manufacturing technology in question, participate in the production process and write a detailed report covering the rationale, process and obtained results.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.03.2021 10:00 15.03.2021 10:00

Registration modalities

Please sign up for a group. The class will be graded according to the term paper provided by the team.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Group 104.03.2021 12:0012.03.2021 12:00
Group 204.03.2021 12:0012.03.2021 12:00
Group 304.03.2021 12:0012.03.2021 12:00
Group 404.03.2021 12:0012.03.2021 12:00
Group 504.03.2021 12:0012.03.2021 12:00
Group 604.03.2021 12:0012.03.2021 12:00
Group 704.03.2021 12:0006.03.2021 12:00
Group Extra03.03.2021 12:0003.03.2021 13:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 245 Mechanical Engineering
033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management
066 434 Materials Sciences
066 445 Mechanical Engineering
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 453 Biomedical Engineering
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 658 Chemie und Technologie der Materialien


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