Additive manufacturing leader, Stratasys has announced a five-year cooperation agreement with the ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing, part of the renowned RWTH Aachen Campus to drive adoption of additive manufacturing (AM).

Stratasys and the ACAM and RWTH Aachen campus wish to bring together their expertise and resources to further streamline the education and training in additive manufacturing offered at the centre. Stratasys will now install a Fortus 450mc Production 3D printer to provide training and will be used for hands-on training in engineering courses and professional training. 

“For the ACAM, the cooperation with Stratasys offers the perfect foundation to expand the training we offer in Fused Deposition Modelling for high-end thermoplastics to also include practical elements,” says Dr.-Ing. Kristian Arntz, Managing Director and Partner of the ACAM GmbH. “Within the cooperation, the ACAM will refine and expand existing training courses as well as establish newly-tailored educational programs. We also look forward to developing new curriculum elements for additive Manufacturing with Stratasys,” he concludes.

Matthias Gukelberger, the Vice President and Head of Services in Stratasys, says that they wish to increase awareness of the benefits of thermoplastics for production, particularly in Germany where the the focus for manufacturing and production is still very much on metal.

“The ACAM has a stellar reputation for combining expertise from world-class institutes and research centers within the RWTH Aachen Campus," Gukelberger commented. "The institution shares our vision to increase the awareness, adoption and education of additive manufacturing and is thus a natural partner."

Source:TCT Magazine