Smart Product Development with Additive Manufacturing

Sfeerafbeelding Fontys

In-depth technical minor on Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3Dprinting. Entry requirements based on an engineering/technical bachelor study, such as Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Automotive, or Applied Physics. English study materials, and in case of participating international students the lectures will also be in English.

Sfeerafbeelding Fontys

  • Capabilities and limitations of AM-machines, and how to help implementing this technology in a company (sector High Tech Systems, Medical, or General)
  • Functional design in the field of mechanical, thermal and/or flow. Material selection and production technologies. Use of professional software packages.
  • Operate AM-machines, materials science tests on AM-products, and occupational health and safety issues in laboratories.
Sfeerafbeelding Fontys

The educational program consists of 5 modules en 1 project.

  • 2 modules theory (DFAM, PM11)
  • 1 module practical skills (PSAM)
  • 2 modules computer lab (CM11, EP11)

Each module has 2 contact hours per week. The project is scheduled for whole day, including 1 hour tutor consultation.

The minor runs in the spring semester (Feb-Jul) and includes 30 EC credits, meaning study load 840 hours, divided over 20 educational weeks, of 40 hours per week.

Practical information

Duration:20 weeks
Contacthours:40 per week
Credits30 ECTS
Start:February 2017


Fontys University of Applied Sciences,
School of Engineering,
Rachelsmolen 1, 5612 MA Eindhoven
Tel: 08850-77333.