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365 days online course

3D print – Powder Bed Fusion, Plastic

This online course focuses on the 3D printing technology Powder Bed Fusion in plastic. The course gives you a 360-degree introduction to the technology where you learn about the printing process, typical applications of the technology, types of materials, design options – and much more.

This online course focuses on the 3D printing technology Powder Bed Fusion in plastic. The course gives you a 360-degree introduction to the technology, where you learn about e.g. the printing process, typical applications of the technology, types of materials, design options and the different types of finishing. This will give you an understanding of the benefits and limitations of the technology so you can better assess when it makes sense to apply. The course can be completed in both Danish and English and is available online for 365 days.
Learn more about Powder Bed Fusion in plastic
Additive Manufacturing (AM) - or 3D printing - is increasingly used as a production resource and thus no longer only for prototypes. Several independent analyses point to 3D printing as one of the manufacturing technologies that Danish industry can use to improve competitiveness and maintain Danish production jobs.
In this course, we go in depth with the 3D printing technology Powder Bed Fusion. Here you get an overview of all the different aspects of the technology, so you are better equipped to assess whether Powder Bed Fusion makes sense for you - and when. With the Danish Technological Institute as a course provider, you are also sure to get an independent and objective review of the technology.


  • Understanding of the technology and how it works
  • Overview of benefits and limitations for this specific 3D printing technology
  • Knowledge of materials and process steps
  • Insight into the various design options as well as the design rules for this technology
  • Inspiration for different applications of the technology from case examples
  • Attention to the safety aspects
  • Knowledge of quality assurance and post processing


  • About the technology
    Illustration and explanation of how the printing technology works and what types of printers are available
  • Pros and cons
    What are the advantages and disadvantages of the technology - and how do they appear
  • Design possibilities and guidelines
    What unique design options does this 3D printing technology provide - and what design rules should you be aware of if you want to increase the probability of a good result
  • Materials
    Which materials can you print in - and what characterizes them
  • What can I print?
    Examples of cases printed with this technology - with illustration of the value created
  • Health, safety, and environment
    What to look out for in terms of work environment and safety when working with this technology
  • The printing process
    A walkthrough of the various process steps - besides the print itself - that you have to go through when working with this technology
  • Post processing
    What options do you have for post processing the printed parts and achieve other or better surfaces
  • Quality assurance
    Examples of standards for the technology - and how we can ensure the quality of our parts
  • Links & references
    Inspiration for further reading so you can learn even more about the technology


The course consists of 12 modules and can be completed in approximately 1 hour.


This online course consists of several video modules, which you can access for 365 days upon registration. Each module consists of a video, and in addition there is a short introduction which explains how the course works. Slides in the videos are in English but the speak is made in both Danish and English. There are test questions along the way to ensure the understanding of the content.
You complete the course modules via your computer or tablet with audio and access to the Internet. You can control when and in what order you want to complete the modules - and they can be paused along the way. Consequently, you do not have to complete all modules at once.

Were you looking for another online 3D printing course?

In addition to this course, we offer 9 different online 3D printing courses. 6 of the courses go in depth with each of the other 6 overall 3D printing technologies, and there is also a free introduction course. In addition, there is a course focusing on quality control, and one that makes a thorough review of the economic perspectives. It is also possible to buy all the courses as a package with a 25 percent discount. You will find the courses here.

Buy online courses for more people

Are you a department or an entire company that wants access to online courses? In that case, we can also adapt the courses to your platform. Contact Ronnie Ranch Høgstrup at 72201204 or to get an offer.
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