Application Engineering for Metal Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program

Certificate Program Details

Format: Online and self-study

Total Time: 61 hours (35 mandatory, 26 optional)

Ideal Duration: 4-6 weeks

Language: English


  • EOSPRINT 2.7 or 2.8
  • EOSPRINT 2 License Key
  • EOSPRINT Premium License
  • Materialize Magics SG+ (Materialize EOS Build Processor)





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Take your additive manufacturing (AM) skills to the next level by delving into the complex but fascinating field of application engineering for metal. Build comprehensive expertise in EOS systems and software, and develop the knowledge necessary to help clients and stakeholders find the perfect AM solutions for their applications.

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Looking to become an application specialist — one of the most important professionals in the AM process chain — and upskill yourself across multiple areas of additive manufacturing? This certificate program will help you:

  • Become a reliably effective user of EOS metal 3D printing systems and critical EOS software.

  • Develop unique 3D designs for AM parts.

  • Learn to measure the viability of a proposed additive manufacturing application by using cost-per-part analysis and other techniques.

  • Project potential component distortion and other issues that could affect a build job (and know how to mitigate them).

  • Hone your skills in data preparation, material selection, quality monitoring and more.

    • Build end-to-end AM expertise across every phase of the process chain.

What will you learn?

This certification program is composed of four primary phases, each including a blend of content that runs the gamut from e-learning sessions and webinars to practice tasks and Q&A sessions led by EOS experts. Some modules within each phase are optional, though you'll strengthen your AM knowledge most effectively if you complete all course materials.

During the early phases, you will cover a broad range of topics. Some will be generally valuable, such as learning how to operate an EOS metal 3D printing system and appraising yourself of the specific safety concerns that come with metal additive manufacturing. Others are directly germane to your interest in the application specialist role: You'll learn best practices for interacting with other project stakeholders, gain an understanding of common metal materials' properties and delve into parameter optimization and post-processing — both of which can be significantly influenced by an AM application specialist.

The modules of the first and second phases come with various practice tasks. There are also optional modules, any of which you can skip — but if seriously pursuing this career path, you should at least strongly consider taking the cost calculation e-learning.

In the two final phases of this certificate program, only three modules are mandatory: the Quality Measurements module — which is extremely important to any would-be application specialist — and your two final exams. But the optional modules cover subjects and tools that you will likely encounter in your work, including process monitoring software (EOSTATE EXPOSURE OT and MeltPool Monitoring) and the Amphyon job preparation solution for metal AM. If you successfully finish the practical and theoretical final exams, you will be eligible for your certification.

Upon completing this certificate program, participants will be able to:

  • Expertly use EOS metal systems and software with confidence.

  • Help customers develop ideal applications for metal additive manufacturing.

  • Precisely determine the best process parameters for any build job and know every quality measurement you must monitor.

  • Generate high-quality build jobs and demonstrate the repeatability of your metal AM application.

Course Breakdown

Each phase of the program focuses on specific aspects of application engineering for metal additive manufacturing and making you into an expert. Here is a detailed breakdown of each phase and what it offers:

After a short video introduction to explain how this certificate program will unfold, you dive immediately into one of the most important things for a prospective metal AM application specialist to know: your role in the AM process and how you must work closely alongside key stakeholders. This is followed by 3D printing system training, in which you'll learn how to operate the EOS M 290 and adjust machine settings to account for the needs of different build jobs. EOS safety training comes next, addressing common hazards that affect metal AM, critical safety practices and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE). The final module is optional, but as it's about cost calculation — which will be a major part of your responsibilities — we highly recommend that you take it. (It includes an informative Q&A session with EOS experts).
You'll begin the second phase of this course with a comprehensive look at Parameter Editor, one of the most important features in EOSPRINT. Ranging from exposure settings to part parameters, these can dictate the success or failure of an AM build more than almost any other aspect of the process. This module features a practice task and expert Q&A. Then you move on to two e-learning sessions: the first on material specifications and how to account for them, and the second about post-processing steps, including powder, part, and support removal. The phase wraps up with an optional e-learning and practice task module focused on AM part design — which we would also say is worth completing — and an optional Q&A expert session. (Also, during this phase or any other, don't forget about the EOS online forums, where you can share ideas with other learners!)
The first module of Phase 3 (and the only mandatory one) addresses the importance of quality measurements in metal AM: electrical conductivity, tensile strength, hardness, dimensional accuracy and many others. Knowing how to factor these criteria into data preparation, parameter optimization and other processes is critical. The first optional e-learning focuses on EOSTATE EXPOSURE OT, which uses near-infrared optical tomography (OT) and leading-edge software to offer unparalleled insight into factors affecting build jobs. The second is about job preparation software Amphyon, which focuses on detecting component distortion and adjusting accordingly during data preparation, and it comes with a practice task that simulates common real-world issues related to component distortion. A Q&A with EOS experts focused on preparing for this certificate program's final exams is also available.
Now comes the final assessment: First, you must prepare a complex build job and prove that you've accurately specified all parameters and taken quality metrics into account. Next, you test your theoretical knowledge and explain how you would approach various complicated issues that can crop up in industrial metal 3D printing. Finally, after a brief farewell video, you can consider yourself certified by EOS as an application specialist in metal AM.


For this certificate program, you will need one of the more recent versions of EOSPRINT (2.7 or 2.8), accompanied by an EOSPRINT 2 license key and premium license. Materialise Magics SG+ and the Materialise EOS Build Processor will also be necessary.

The Application Engineering for Metal Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program stands out for its comprehensiveness — the depth in which it covers the many, many concerns that play into application engineering and oversight in AM. In addition to all of the areas covered that specifically address managing applications and jobs in AM, it also offers a wide range of generally valuable information about EOS systems and software and the complexities of 3D printing with metal materials. And as always, the contributions of EOS experts to the course are invaluable.

This certificate program is best suited to those who work in additive manufacturing and have either intermediate or advanced proficiency in the field. It may be particularly useful for those coming from a different area of AM who want to make a career move in the near future.

A technical background — and an appreciable degree of additive manufacturing knowledge — will be absolutely essential to complete this course. With that said, specific knowledge of metal AM — or the software solutions that will be used in this course — is not required, though it certainly can't hurt.

Complete each phase of this certificate program at any pace you like, and feel free to stop and start as you wish. The course will require less time if you skip the optional phases, but we only recommend doing so if they address subjects you already know well or if you do not want to participate in non-mandatory expert Q&As.

You will be able to download your certification via the program portal after you successfully finish all mandatory modules and exams (plus any optional modules you choose to begin).

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