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EOS Expands Online AM Training to U.S.

The Additive Minds Academy consists of a series of learning paths suitable for varying skill levels.
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The Additive Minds Academy online training program offers brief, individual learning modules as well as more extensive learning paths

EOS’ online training program offers brief, individual learning modules as well as more extensive learning paths 

EOS, a supplier of industrial 3D printing technologies for metals and polymers, is expanding its Additive Minds Academy online training program to the U.S. market. First launched in Europe, the Additive Minds Academy consists of a series of learning paths offering additive manufacturing (AM) instruction suitable for varying skill levels.

“We identified education as one of the biggest barriers to AM adoption, and the Additive Minds Academy online offerings really help us scale our ability to close that gap,” says Gregory Hayes, senior vice president at EOS North America. “Additive manufacturing is a sophisticated, advanced manufacturing technique that requires understanding, practical experience and the ability to ‘think AM.’ These learning programs will impart the critical knowledge required for success in additive manufacturing.”

The Additive Minds Academy online training program offers brief, individual learning modules as well as more extensive learning paths to prepare engineers, designers and aspiring creators to effectively serve in various AM roles — ranging from machine operator to application specialist and production manager. It includes training for onboarding new employees, as well as for existing employees.

The program’s offerings currently consist of over 18 topic-based learning modules and three full courses, including “AM Data Preparation Specialist Metal,” which focuses on improving job prep and reducing failed build; “AM Application Specialist Metal,” which focuses on enhancing application development and reducing employee onboarding time; and “AM Data Preparation Specialist Polymer,” which focuses on reducing training time and reducing build job determination.

The courses feature a combination of educational videos and web-based training sessions led by EOS’ trained consulting team — paired with independent learning segments — giving students easy-to-apply learning based on real case studies. Participants are supervised throughout the course, receive one-on-one feedback and are certified by the Additive Minds Academy upon completion of the program.