3D Printing is about to revolve the way we design and make products. Therefore it is essential for those technically interested in this field to understand the capability, the challenges and the drawbacks of this technology. While this technology marks a hype even in private areas like journals and television it is barely taught in engineering education.

Our summer school provides a comprehensive, theoretical approach to 3D technology combined with hands-on experience.

After one week of delving into the 3D printing topic, you will be able to

  • build your own 3D printer
  • start printing your own portfolio and prototypes,
  • know how to handle the data-chain for printer operation,
  • understand the special challenges of different model types, and
  • obtain reproducible parts.

Our summer school is presented in a relaxed atmosphere where the instructors

  • are always available to answer questions
  • motivate participants to get involved
  • give feedback
  • make sure that’s there is also fun and action.

The students are welcome to bring along a project of their own to be solved during the summer school.

After having completed your 3D Printing Summer School, you will receive a FH Aachen Certificate in 3D Printing.

Materialize your own ideas - if you can image it - you can print it!

More information about the summer school can be found on our web page.


Here is the preliminary program for our 3D Printing Summer School in 2020:

3rd August, Monday

  • Registration
  • Fabber-Show
  • Workshop | Build your own 3D printer
  • Barbecue

4th August, Tuesday

  • Tutorial | Additive Manufacturing – From 3D Printing to the factory floor
  • Workshop | Build your own printer

5th August, Wednesday

  • Tutorial | Software for Additive Manufacturing: Firm and host ware
  • Workshop | Pimp your printer

6th August, Thursday

  • Tutorial | AM-Design and CAD – Create your own part
  • Workshop | Print your own Design

7th August, Friday

  • City Trip or Company visit*

*depends on the development of the CoVID-19 pandemic

8th August, Saturday

  • Free hacking and printing
  • Final competition
  • Farewell Barbecue

Additionally, we offer sightseeing and evening activities during the week to explore Aachen and surroundings. 

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Cancellation policy

There are no cancellation fees if you cannot join the summer school due to travel or visa restrictions enacted by your own or the German government! More information about the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Situation can be found here.

Cancellation till 15.06.2020 - 5% of the fee

Cancellation till 30.06.2020 - 20% of the fee

Cancellation till 15.07.2020 - 50% of the fee

Cancellation after 31.07.2020 - 100% of the fee