Successful first 3D-printing bootcamp - ASML and Fokker: thank you!


Engineers and managers from ASML and Fokker, two renowned Dutch industrial companies, participated in the first version of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) bootcamp. The AM bootcamp consists of a comprehensive version of the fundamental, technical and economic training as offered by UL and Berenschot.

UL (Underwriters Laboratory), the US-based leading safety science company, and Berenschot, a Dutch consulting firm with a dedicated 3D-printing business consulting team, jointly developed the bootcamp to bridge the gap between the technical and economical side of AM.

The set-up of the bootcamp is to engage participants into the latest insights, and theoretical and practical possibilities of AM. Using real life cases from leading companies from around the world, the bootcamp participants were challenged to seize opportunities of AM or work around constraints. Findings were openly discussed, resulting in sharing of knowledge both within and between the participants’ companies.

The participants rated the bootcamp 8.2 (out of 10). They commented having a better understanding now of the technological and economic possibilities of AM. And having gained a realistic view on what challenges to overcome within their own companies and supply chains.

We look forward to the next training (subscription is open)!

About UL:

The AM trainings teaches you how to benefit from the many advantages AM has to offer. Utilizing a series of real-world technical and business case studies, this two and a half day, instructor-led curriculum addresses the following industry challenges:

  • ˜Costs and investments for engineering, man hours and materials
  • Level of accuracy and speed of machines with larger build volume
  • ˜Quality and safety
  • ˜Communication protocols and legal clarity
  • ˜Education and Training for both operators and AM designers

Case study content contributors include, Local Motors (US), LayerWise (Belgium), Fokker (Netherlands), Croft Filters, (UK), ASML (Netherlands), Materialise (Belgium), 3D Hubs (Netherlands), and Additively (Switzerland), and others

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