Autumn at Chalmers
​Photo: Johan Bodell

CAM2 Autumn School 2018

​During one week in November 2018, CAM2 offers an Autumn School with a combination of lectures, industrial tours and project work. In this course you get a basic understanding of additive manufacturing (AM) as the industrial method for prototyping and manufacture of advanced parts. ​


The aim of this course is to establish basic understanding regarding additive manufacturing (AM) as the industrial method for prototyping and manufacture of advanced parts. 

The course covers:
  • introduction to pre-processing, components design for AM
  • materials selection 
  • basic aspects of manufacturing of metallic and polymeric products with respect to materials and processing technologies. 
The main focus is placed on powder bed metal additive manufacturing technologies, covering hardware design, powder properties, material properties and post-processing. The course will include industrial tours and hands-on experience on laser powder bed fusion processes.


The course includes a lecture series that covers introduction to different AM technologies and resulting material properties. A number of guest lecturers from industry (manufacturers of AM equipment and manufacturers of AM parts) will be involved. 

There will be a study visit to our industrial partners: Arcam, Digital Metal and PTC at University West. There delegates will have technical presentations on-site and will also see metal AM in real industrial production. 

The course includes a compulsory group project at Chalmers with LPBF, which is focused on design, manufacturing and evaluating an AM-part. Industrial representatives are encouraged to send component of their interest in advance to the course organizers. The project will be presented as an oral presentation during the last day of the school. 

Besides the lecture series, a number of tutoring events/exercises/practical sessions will be held. During these events, you will be trained on design/process preparation for polymer and metal AM, AM processing knowledge, critical aspects of materials technology in AM and AM applications.

Full attendance is required.


The course is taking place between 5-9 November 2018.


Monday, 5 November, 08.30 – 17.00
Lecture Series at Chalmers: "Overview of AM technologies and their capabilities/limitations" and "Design for AM"

Dinner is booked in the evening at the Boulebar in Rosenlund​. All registered participants are welcome to join.
Address: Rosenlundsgatan 8, Gothenburg
Time: 18:00 - 21:00

Tuesday, 6 November, 08.30 – 17.00
"Practical class on design for AM" at Chalmers including tour to Arcam.

Wednesday, 7 November, 08.00 – 17.00
"Direct Energy Deposition – theory and practice"
Trip to PTC at University West in Trollhättan. Bus transportation from/to outside the Chalmers Library
Thursday, 8 November, 07.00 – 17.00
"Binder jetting technology for production of high precision metal components"
Trip to Digital Metal in Höganäs. Bus transportation from/to outside the Chalmers Library​. 
Friday, 9 November, 08.30 – 16.00
09.00-12.00 Lecture Series at Chalmers: "Properties of AM components"
13.00-16.00  Project presentations and discussion

Target groups

This course is open for CAM2 PhD students and for two representatives from each industrial partner within CAM2


The course is free of charge for CAM2 PhD students and for two participants from each industrial partner within CAM2. Lunch is included. If a company wants to send more than two participants, the cost is SEK 5000 per person, incl tax.

Travel to and from the course, as well as accomodation, is at own expense.


Deadline for registration is 12 October.

Lecturers, tutors and course examiner

  • Professor Eduard Hryha, Director of CAM2 at Chalmers, 
Lecturers and tutors
  • Professor Lars Nyborg, Chalmers,
  • Lic. Eng. Lars Hammar, Chalmers,
  • Dr Marie Fisher, Chalmers, 
  • Prof. Johan Moverare, Linköping University, 
  • Assoc. Prof. Joel Andersson, University West, 
  • Mattias Fager, Arcam, 
  • Daniel Wexell, Arcam,
  • Hans Kimblad, Digital Metal, 
  • Håkan Brodin, Siemens IT,

Hotel Recommendation

Quality Hotel Panorama​ is a conference & spa hotel within walking distance of Liseberg, Chalmers, the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Avenyn. To get a discount, either call or send an email to the hotel,  state the Chalmers code 60267544​ and mention that you are participating in a Chalmers conference.
For practical issues, please contact Jessica Twedmark,​, +46 31 772 63 40

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