The DVS Expert Group 4.13 “Training for Additive Manufacturing” is developing nationally and internationally recognized training standards in the fields of plastics and metal. The target group for the one-week course are technicians, foremen, engineers and scientific staff. The course in the field of metal is the optimal preparation for the operator examination according to DIN 35225:2017-06 "Welding for aerospace applications - Qualification testing of operators for powder bed based laser beam machines for additive manufacturing”. In a further course, similar contents will also be taught in the field of plastics.
A trained specialist in additive manufacturing procedures has expertise in the following areas:
- The basics of additive manufacturing
- Laser beam generation for components
- Quality assurance procedures for components
- Designing equipment for laser beam generation
- Processing data for the construction process
- Preparing, following up on and finishing manufacturing equipment
A specialist has systematic general knowledge. They have knowledge of the specialist terminology, the process chain, and the possibilities and limitations of processes in terms of quality, costs and areas of application, and they can evaluate quality characteristics. They can operate the systems technology available and manufacture a component, for example. By training their employees to become specialists and having them taking part in the aforementioned DVS training courses, businesses can benefit from the knowledge essential to modern manufacturing processes.