Application Technician Additive Processes/Rapid Technologies

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Application Technician Additive Processes/Rapid Technologies

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The application environment of additive manufacturing technologies is expanding every day and is characterized by numerous individual operating principles in the processing procedure. It is therefore necessary to select and implement the appropriate technology for each application scenario. This requires competent and professionally trained specialists who are capable of analyzing and evaluating additive manufacturing processes and applying them in consideration of costs and quality aspects.

At the end of January, we hosted the students of this year’s part-time course “Application Technician Additive Processes/Rapid Technologies”, offered by our cooperation partner, Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences. Unfortunately, this year only in virtual form.

In this part-time course of study, which has been in existence since 2017, technical specialists from small and medium-sized companies in particular benefit from the cooperation between Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences, the RTC – Rapid Technology Center of the University of Duisburg-Essen, the VDWF – Verband Deutscher Werkzeug- und Formenbauer e.V. (Association of German Tool and Mold Makers) and IwF GmbH – Institut für werkzeuglose Fertigung (Institute for Tool-free Manufacturing). The training content includes both plastic- and metal-based manufacturing processes of additive manufacturing.

In addition to Dr.-Ing. Julia Kessler, Prof. Andreas Gebhardt and Dr. Alexander Schwarz led the events and once again provided participants with practical, in-depth and technical knowledge about technological aspects, materials and design methods in additive manufacturing in this format.

Link to the study: Study – Institute for Toolless Fabrication (IwF) (

Link to the study program: Anwendungstechniker*in (FH) für Additive Verfahren/Rapid-Technologien – Hochschule Schmalkalden (