A German start-up has launched the world’s first interactive online course for additive manufacturing.
Founded earlier this year, Gramm has structured the digital tutorial to enable anyone to learn the basics of industrial 3D printing on the web in just six hours.
Since additive manufacturing is shaping new ways for new, innovative products, as well as many existing items, to be manufactured in more efficient and cost-saving ways. As such, many companies across the world have looked to adopt the production methods which use additive manufacturing.
Gramm has decided to play its own part in the vast implementation of additive manufacturing. It offers an excellent solution to those, companies and people alike, to utilise additive manufacturing.
The live course is a robust teaching method, educating its pupils on the fundamentals of industrial 3D printing, how it works and how it is put into effect. It covers 3D printing technology, the additive manufacturing process and even design for additive manufacturing. Participants take part in the course by joining a webinar.
They receive study materials to help them complete the course and a personalised, signed certificate upon completing the course. From start to finish, the course lasts a total of six hours and is offered several times a week. It can be booked on Gramm’s website and costs €396. From this the learner should be able to decide how best to channel additive manufacturing methods best with regards to their own product or service.
“We saw the rapid growth of industrial 3D printing and realised that in order to be successful, people would need to learn more about it, so we created a course for additive manufacturing and put it online,” said Harald Schmid, co-founder and CEO of Gramm.
The company was founded earlier in 2016 by Schmid and Werner Stapela, with the aim to offer innovative solutions for the additive manufacturing industry and encourage the continued use of 3D printing in manufacturing. Both founders have prior experience in the AM industry, Schmid being a former employee of netfabb (now Autodesk netfabb) and Stapela working for Stratasys. Schmid and Stapela both used to work for FIT AG and the latter is also the current Global Head of ADM at Danfoss.