8/8/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Star Rapid Launches Metal 3D Printing Training Initiative

The company is offering video tutorials as well as hands-on training in metal 3D printing.


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Star Rapid has announced a training initiative providing free metal 3D printing resources and tools for the design and engineering community. This initiative will include the development of an online video library as well as three-day workshops at Star Rapid’s headquarters.

The video resource library contains tutorials on how to design for metal additive manufacturing and avoid common design pitfalls. Part features addressed include walls, gaps, holes, bridges and overhangs.

Star Rapid is also offering face-to-face and hands-on training at its 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Zhongshan, China. Training participants will design a part, receive feedback from the company’s 3D printing experts and print the part using Star Rapid’s direct metal laser melting (DMLM) Renishaw printer.

Upcoming training courses are planned for August 14-16 and November 6-8, 2017, as well as March 14-16, 2018. More information is available on Star Rapid’s website.

“The quick emergence and complexity of 3D metal printing has created a massive design-process deficit within the industry,” says Gordon Styles, founder and president of Star Rapid. “As a manufacturer, we are well-positioned to share best practices and lessons learned on this subject as we’ve seen firsthand how hard it can be to develop the correct design parameters for a build. Greater widespread design knowledge will help unlock the full and boundless potential of 3D metal printing for more widespread application.”