3D Printing is about to revolve the way we design and make products. Therefore it is essential for those technically interested in this field to understand the capability, the challenges and the drawbacks of this technology. While this technology marks a hype even in private areas like journals and television it is barely taught in engineering education.
Our summer school provides a comprehensive, theoretical approach to 3D technology combined with hands-on experience.
After one week of delving into the 3D printing topic, you will be able to
Our summer school is presented in a relaxed atmosphere where the instructors
The students are welcome to bring along a project of their own to be solved during the summer school.
After having completed your 3D Printing Summer School, you will receive a FH Aachen Certificate in 3D Printing.
Materialize your own ideas - if you can image it - you can print it!
The next 3D Printing Summer School will take place from
July 26th till August 4th, 2021 (9 days, inclusive Saturday)
and is located at:
FH Aachen – University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
GoetheLab for Additive Manufacturing
Goethestr. 1 in 52064 Aachen, Germany
The course is taught in English. If you want to get an overview on our 3D Printing program for 2019, please download our 3D Printing flyer.
Please refer also the DAAD homepage (German Academic Exchange Service):
There is a mistake on the DAAD website: Unfortunately, we cannot offer accommodations as mentioned there. Please refer to the section "Accommodation and Food" below on this site here for more information.
Here is the preliminary program for our 3D Printing Summer School in 2020:
3rd August, Monday
4th August, Tuesday
5th August, Wednesday
6th August, Thursday
7th August, Friday
8th August, Saturday
Additionally, we offer sightseeing and evening activities during the week to explore Aachen and surroundings. Please download our 2019 3D Printing flyer for a better printout version.
If you want to get an idea about what we have done in previous 3D Printing Summer Schools, please refer also to the section "3D Printing Summer Schools - A look back" below.
Applicants must have a basic knowledge of manufacturing techniques and at least one CAD-Modelling Language such as Autodesk Inventor or NX.
Participants should have a good proficiency in English as the 3D Printing Summer School is held completely in English.
The Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen) requires that the 3D Printing Summer School participants have appropriate and valid medical, liability and accident insurance for the duration of the 3D Printing Summer School. Please note that the FH Aachen does not cover any of these risks.
German data privacy law/Internet & Social Media:
According to German data privacy laws, you must agree to the following statement before we can post your picture, even in a group photo, on the internet.
“I agree that my picture can be published by FH Aachen on the following web page: http://www.fh-aachen.de/fachbereiche/maschinenbau-und-mechatronik/”
“I agree that my picture can be published by FH Aachen on the following Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/FH-Aachen-Fachbereich-Maschinenbau-und-Mechatronik/189305797902868
Participation / Registration Fee
The 3D Printing Summer School registration fee is 600 Euro and includes beverages during the course at the FH Aachen and the social program (excursions included). Accommodation and catering costs are not included in the registration fee, please refer to the section Accommodation and Food for more information.
If after registering you are unable to attend the summer school, or if you cancel your registration, you may request a refund of your registration fee. You need to send us a written request via email.
Please be aware that payment can be made by bank transfer only. All payments are in EURO. For any bank transfer made from outside the Euro zone, please be aware of bank service charges. All bank charges for remittances are to be borne by the participant!
Payments can be made online via a link that we'll publish here on this webpage soon (in the middle of May 2020 at the latest).
Accommodation and catering costs are not included in the participation fee. The registration fee includes only beverages during the course at the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences.
As all applicants wishing to attend the summer school have to find housing on their own, please find below some useful links:
We are very sorry, due to the current uncertain coronavirus situation, registration is not possible at the moment. We are very sorry to let you know that the 3D Printing Summer School has been cancelled for 2020. Application / registration for the next summer school will therefore be possible in spring, 2021.
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