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Seit SoSe 2020


Introduction to Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)


Gurlo, Aleksander




Fakultät III

Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaften und -technologien

33341300 FG Keramische Werkstoffe

BSc, MSc und Diplom Werkstoffwissenschaften


BA 3

Amtsfeld, Anne-Claude


Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: The participants will gain comprehensive overview and can communicate general principles of all seven Additive Manufacturing (AM) process categories, processing routes and their terminology. They will learn and understand the strength and weaknesses of different AM technologies and specific feedstock materials. Furthermore, the students will be given the chance to experience major AM technologies first hand in lab visits and a practical part.


Teaching contents: The course gives a general introduction into the rapidly developing field of Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D Printing. The lectures will provide an overview on the different processing routes and challenges in using these technologies to produce specific properties in components as well as an introduction to software for 3D data preparation for AM. Coursework will emphasise working principles and feedstock materials for all major AM technologies: (I) Vat photopolymerization: Stereolithography, Digital Light Processing and Continuous Digital Light Processing, (II) Material jetting: Drop on Demand and Polyjet technology, (III) Binder jetting: Powder-based 3D Printing, (IV) Powder bed fusion: Laser Sintering, Selective Laser Melting, Electron Beam Melting and Multi Jet Fusion, (V) Material extrusion: Fused Deposition Modelling and Robocasting, (VI) Directed energy deposition: Laser Engineering Net Shape and Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing plus (VII) Sheet lamination: Laminated Object Manufacturing.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) labPR0334 L 196SoSeEnglish2
Introduction to Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)IV0334 L 173aSoSeEnglish2

Workload and Credit Points

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) lab (PR):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
90.0h(~3 LP)
Pre/post processing15.02.0h30.0h
Report preparation15.02.0h30.0h

Introduction to Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) (IV):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
90.0h(~3 LP)
Exam preparation1.015.0h15.0h
Pre/post processing15.02.0h30.0h
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

The module consists of a lecture and a practical course (lab).

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:


Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

No information

Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Written examination70written60 min
Written report on practical course30writtenNo information

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

Portfolioprüfung (s. oben)

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 40.

Registration Procedures

Die Anmeldung der Portfolio-Prüfung erfolgt im Prüfungsamt. Die Anmeldung muss bis einen Werktag vor Erbringen der ersten bewertungsrelevanten Teilleistung, spätestens jedoch bis zum 31. Mai erfolgen.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

Availability:  available
Additional information:
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Recommended literature
Gebhardt, Andreas; Hötter, Jan-Steffen (2016): Additive Manufacturing. 3D printing for prototyping and manufacturing. Munich, Cincinnati, OH: Carl Hanser Fachbuchverlag.
ISO/ASTM 52900, 15.12.2015: Additive manufacturing - General principles - Terminology.
ISO 17296-2, 15.01.2015: Additive manufacturing - General principles - Part 2: Overview of process categories and feedstock.

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
Maschinenbau (M. Sc.)111WiSe 2020/21SoSe 2023
Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik (B. Sc.)13SoSe 2022SoSe 2023
Werkstoffwissenschaften (M. Sc.)16WiSe 2020/21SoSe 2023


Werkstoffwissenschaften (Master of Science) MSc Werkstoffwissenschaften 2009 Modullisten der Semester SS2018 Wahlplficht Masterstudiengang "Werkstoffwissenschaften" Profilbildung A1, A2, B5, B6.3