One of the biggest obstacles that is yet to overcome for the implementation of Additive Manufacturing (AM) is the lack of capability and know-how. It is shown that the rapid technological development urges effective, scalable and up-to-date AM training programs using new learning methods, tools and technologies. In addition, the Corona pandemic demonstrated the need for new forms of work and emphasized the importance of remote training to tackle the challenging future of work.
In this regard, the DAP chair develops new learning methods in the field of AM in close collaboration with industrial partners. The first of this series of innovative trainings uses Virtual Reality (VR) to train employees to operate an industrial LPBF machine.
Machine operators, who either come from traditional manufacturing (like CNC milling) or need to learn the handling of a new LPBF machine, can take advantage of joining a training session remotely via VR.