COLLEGE STATION, TX—Three-dimensional printing material supplier EOS has partnered with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) to provide a professional development program in industrial 3D printing. The hands-on, expert-led program combines virtual learning with conventional training methods to help participants meet evolving industry needs and challenges.

In concert with EOS’ applied engineering group (Additive Minds), the program provides participants with a deep dive into the latest powder bed 3D printing processes, such as direct metal laser solidification and selective laser sintering, as well as other additive manufacturing processes for metal and polymer materials, basic design, case studies, best practices and troubleshooting.

The program is delivered by subject matter experts from TEES (Dr. Alaa Elwany, associate professor of industrial and systems engineering and director of the metal additive manufacturing laboratory) and EOS’ Additive Minds (consultants Maryna Ienina and Dr. David Krzeminski). 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 mixture of both “theoretical” and “practical” approaches were among the top highlights noted by participants.