2017 Advanced Course — Additive Manufacturing of Polymeric Materials 3D Camp

This successful course, held for the first time last year, will in 2017 be held partially at the Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Fribourg’s iPrint institute in order to give participants more hands-on experience. Students will also participate in a group case study and have plenty of access to experts in the field during the course.


Monday, 4 September to Wednesday, 6 September 2017.


Discovery Learning Lab (DLL), EPFL; iPrint, Fribourg.

Who should attend

This course is intended PhD students and researchers in both industry and academia who are interested in theoretical and practical aspects of the additive manufacturing of polymers. 

The number of participants is limited to 24.


Please register using the link found here. Registration is open until Friday, 25 September 2017.

For questions about registration, please contact Carey Sargent. For questions about course content, please contact Matteo Marascio.


PhD students from EPFL, ETHZ, PSI, Empa and CSEM: CHF 360.-

Other academic participants: CHF 460.-

All other participants: CHF 1500.-


Lunches, coffee breaks and transportation between Lausanne and iPrint are included in the cost of participation. Additional VAT may be applicable and a bank transfer fee of CHF12 will be applied to payments coming from outside of Switzerland. The participation of students coming from institutions outside of Switzerland will be confirmed only after all fees have been paid. 


Monday 4 September 2017

09:00 Welcome & self introduction by participants
09:15 Introduction to AM: methods, materials and developments – Matteo Marascio (EPFL), Marco Sangermano (Politecnico di Torino)
10:45 Coffee Break 
11:15 Filling the gap between thinking and doing: the iPrint AM experience – Mathieu Soutrenon (iPrint)
12:00 Additive Manufacturing for Biomimetic Structures – André Studart (ETHZ)
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Additive manufacturing techniques for bioreactors – Pedro Costa (Portuguese Association for Biofabrication)
14:45 Numerical methods for AM for tissue engineering – Paul Egan (ETHZ)
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Market of Additive Manufacturing: are polymers emerging? Davide Sher (3D Printing Business Media)
16:45 Ad-hoc shoes and ski boots – Reto Rindlisbacher (Tailored Fits)

Tuesday 5 September 2017

09:00 Multiscale material transformation phenomena controlling fusion additive processing of polymers – Pierre Etienne Bourban (EPFL)
09:45 New polymeric composite materials for additive layer manufacturing: An overview of recent industrial applications – Francesca Nanni (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 3D print Custom Hearing Aids- Jonathan Sander (Sonova)
11:45 3D Printing in Hospitals – Florian Thieringer (University Hospital Basel)
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Case study workshop: The impact of AM on the industry
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Student output introduction and group work
16:45 Group work
17:30 End of second day

Wednesday 6 September 2017

08:50 Transfer to iPrint (Fribourg)                                                             
09:45 Welcome and workshop introduction 
10:30 Coffee Break                                                                                                                        
11:00 Practical session I
11:45 Practical session II
12:30 Lunch                                                                                                                                   
14:00 Practical session III                                                                                 
14:45 Practical session IV                                                                                 
15:30 Coffee break                                                                                           
16:00 Student presentations                                                                                                  
16:45 Wrap up and transport back to Lausanne