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EOS and Texas A&M University offer AM professional development program

Successful pilot training program for NASA Johnson Space Center led to new collaborative offering to business and academia

EOS partnered with Texas A&M University to provide a professional development program in the field of industrial 3D printing. Using a combination of virtual learning with conventional training methods, EOS and Texas A&M University’s AM training program offers a hands-on, expert-led training program to meet evolving industry needs and challenges.

In concert with EOS’ applied engineering group – Additive Minds, the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station program provides participants with a deep dive into the latest powder bed AM processes – such as Direct Metal Laser Solidification (DMLS®) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), as well as an understanding of other AM processes, metal and polymer materials for AM, design for AM, case studies, best practices, troubleshooting, and more. The program was delivered by subject matter experts from Texas A&M University (Dr. Alaa Elwany, associate professor of industrial and systems engineering and director of the metal AM laboratory) and EOS’ Additive Minds Consultants Maryna Ienina and Dr. David Krzeminski.

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The partnership recently completed its first successful session with NASA. The program’s engaging open discussion, instructor interaction and enthusiasm, presentation of specific case studies and tools, and a mixture of both “theoretical” and “practical” approaches were among the top highlights noted by participants.

“Additive manufacturing is a highly innovative technology that, if understood and applied correctly, can create countless new opportunities for any industry or organization,” said Dr. Greg Hayes, senior vice president of applied engineering at EOS North America, “By partnering with Texas A&M University to create a certificate-level training program, we are putting AM’s potential in the hands of our participants.”

“Our partnership with EOS and the Additive Minds team has allowed us to create an industry-leading additive manufacturing training course that offers practical advice for those with the most basic understanding of AM, to those with expert-level knowledge interested in keeping up-to-date with the most forward-looking AM methods and materials,” said Rob Gorham, executive director of manufacturing initiatives at Texas A&M University, “We’re thrilled to be offering this program to the North American workforce.”

“We have trained many professionals from the US Department of Energy, Department of Defense, in addition to industrial professionals the program launch in 2018” said Dr. Alaa Elwany, “We are committed to be one of the nation’s hubs for training the US advanced manufacturing workforce. Partnering with EOS’ Additive Minds represents a unique opportunity and will add incredible value to future participants.”

For more information on EOS and Texas A&M University’s joint additive manufacturing professional development program and to find out how your organization can participate, visit the program website.

Victor Anusci

Victor does not really exist. He is a pseudonym for several writers in the 3D Printing Media Network team. As a pseudonym, Victor has also had a fascinating made-up life story, living as a digital (and virtual) nomad to cover the global AM industry. He has always worked extra-hard whenever he was needed to create unique content. However, lately, as our editorial team has grown, he is mostly taking care of publishing press releases.

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