GE Additive

Courses and consulting services

GE Additive offers comprehensive, flexible training and consulting to meet your total additive manufacturing needs.

We’re here to be your valued partner in technology, maintenance, and training. Whether you’re considering a comprehensive AddWorks™ event or refresher courses, invest in your additive  future by enrolling in our world-class courses or working with our consulting service.

Define Business Case

  • Additive process fundamentals
  • Process and material selection
  • Identification of the additive opportunities
  • Business case development

Design for Additive

  • Additive design principles
  • Material and process development
  • Design consultation
  • Materials consultation
  • Support structure principles and software

Make a Part

  • Printing of prototype parts by GE
  • Low rate part production by GE 
  • Post-processing of additive parts
  • Part producibility consultation

Enable Production

  • Facilities consultation
  • Machine purchase and installation
  • Advanced build preparation
  • In-process monitoring software
  • Process industrialization

Qualify the Process

  • Industry requirements
  • Process qualification
  • Equipment qualification
  • Material qualification
  • Part qualification
Define - Essentials of Additive Manufacturing

This course focuses on the fundamentals of additive manufacturing, the market landscape, the production process and leverages an interactive case study that provides hands-on experience on a DMLM build on a Concept Laser machine.
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • Leadership
  • Supervisors
  • Operators
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom Hands-on
Duration (days)
2
Max # Student
8
Price Per student
1950 EUR
Define - Essentials of Additive Design

GE Additive shares their additive knowledge with your team to increase your team's awareness and skills in the design for additive manufacturing.  At the end of this session, you team will understand how to select the right parts for additive, how to choose the right additive process and how to develop a business case for additive manufacturing. This course includes hands-on experience with the additive machines.
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • Supervisors
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom Hands-on
Duration (days)
2
Max # Student
12
Design - Molding Tooling Design for Additive

How to take advantage of realize potential of close-surface cooling channels optimized for part quality and tool cycle time.
Prerequisites: CAD Understanding

Who Should attend?
  • Application Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom
Duration (days)
1
Max # Student
12
Price Per student
1550 EUR
Define - Discovery Workshop

GE Additive works with your team to create a strategic roadmap or document for your business that outlines the opportunities for additive design and manufacturing, an evaluation of the additive produciblity of the identified parts, a prioritized project list with high-level cost analysis, economic and performance benefits and a recommended implementation strategy.
Prerequisites: Essentials of Additive Design

Who Should attend?
  • Leadership
  • Supervisors
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
2
Max # Student
12
Design - Design for Additive Manufacturing - Level 2

This course provides the knowledge on how to effectively design, analyze and prepare for the manufacture of additive components with the laser and electron beam powder bed fusion processes.  By the end of this training, your technical team will understand how to design and analyze additive components.  The content of this course is used in the Disruptive Design service. 
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • Supervisors
  • Application Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
5
Max # Student
12
Design - Part Preparation with Materialise, Magics, SG Module, and Build Processor (Level 1)

Learn how to operate Magics, and part preparation according to DMLM process guidelines. 
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
2
Max # Student
12
Design - Part Preparation with Materialise, Magics, SG+ Module, and Build Processor (Level 2)

Learn advanced support generation with SG+ Module and volume supports for data and parameter structure for DMLM machines. 
Prerequisites: Part Preparation with Materialise, Magics, SG Module, and Build Processor (Level 1) 

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
2
Max # Student
12
Design - Part Preparation with Materialise Magics, SG+ Module, and Build Processor - XLINE 2000R 2000R Customers only

Learn support generation for complex parts to build on XLINE 2000R machines
Prerequisites: Part Preparation with Materialise, Magics, SG Module, and Build Processor (Level 1), Part Preparation with Materialise, Magics, SG+ Module, and Build Processor (Level 2)

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
2
Max # Student
12
Design - Part Preparation for Marcam Autofab - Mlab Customers Only

The student will learn how to operate Autofab and part preparation according to DMLM process guidelines
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
1
Max # Student
12
Design - Dental Part Preparation with 3Shape Cambridge

The student will learn how to operate Cambridge and part preparation according to DMLM process guidelines
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
1
Max # Student
12
Design - EBM Material Development training (Level 3)

The goal of this offering is to give the user knowledge in parameter development for a new material. The purpose is to get customer to understand the material development methodology and preparations needed before initiating EBM Material Development (A-AW10305)
Prerequisites: EBM Level 2 Application

Who Should attend?
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom / Virtual
Duration (days)
2
Max # Student
8
Price Per student
4000 EUR / 5500 USD
Design - Disruptive Design

The Disruptive Design consulting service provides your business access to the additive expertise of the AddWorks team to either design your additive product for you or to co-design your additive product with you.  The deliverables of this service are concept trade studies, support structure recommendations, producible CAD models and the analyses documentation to support your design.
Prerequisites: Design for Additive Manufacturing - Level 2 

Who Should attend?
  • Supervisors
  • Application Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
Custom
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive AddWorks
Design - Analysis of Additive Components

This service is provided by the AddWorks Design team.  It will include topology optimization, build/heat treatment simulation, &/or mechanical/thermal/fluid analysis.  The customer will be responsible for defining necessary boundary conditions & desired results, while the Design team member will be responsible for executing the required analysis.  The Design team will not train customers on how to use third-party analysis software.
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • Supervisors
  • Application Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
Custom
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive AddWorks
Design - DMLM Materials Development

The GE Additive experts will develop new DMLM alloy parameter sets and post processing treatments to facilitate your component design.  This service focuses on DMLM Process-Microstructure-Property relationships and understanding the influence of parameters and post processing treatments on mechanical properties.
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
Custom
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive AddWorks
Design - EBM Material Development

The GE Additvie material experts will support  customer in the development new material for EBM. Includes parameter sets and post processing treatments to facilitate your component design. This service is held at GE facility or on customer’s site and will include the initial tests of melting the new powder, powder analysis, melt parameter development and material evaluation.
Prerequisites: EBM Material Development Training

Who Should attend?
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
Custom
Max # Student
4
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive AddWorks
Make - Printing of Prototype parts

The AddWorks team will print prototype parts designed for the DMLM and EBM additive manufacturing processes.  The AddWorks team will make recommendations to improve the part producibility and execute the post-processing steps needed to achieve the customer’s requirements - resulting in improved product designs based on lessons learned during part manufacture.
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • Supervisors
  • Facilities
  • Application Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
Custom
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive CEC
Make - Printing of Low Rate Initial Production Parts (LRIP)

GE Additive will print Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) parts designed for the DMLM and EBM additive manufacturing processes.  The AddWorks team will make recommendations to improve the part producibility, execute the production process and implement the quality control strategy needed to achieve customer requirements. This service provides a “bridge” to support initial production while your organization is setting up its additive supply chain.
Prerequisites: Production Process Development

Who Should attend?
  • Supervisors
  • Facilities
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
Custom
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive CEC
Enable - EBM Level 1 Operation & Maintenance

This hands-on course prepares the learner for safe and efficient use of the EBM machines and covers the steps in preparing machine for a build, removing the build and preparing for the next build. Learners will also be instructed on safe powder recovery and routine user maintenance.
Prerequisites: EBM Basics e-learning

Who Should attend?
  • Facilities
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
5
Max # Student
8
Price Per student
1500 EUR / 1950 USD
Enable - EBM Level 1 Application

Trains the participant in the steps and handling of the software (Materialise Magics, EBM Control) needed to create a quality build file from a CAD-model.  The training includes basic powder metallurgy and insight to material standards.
Prerequisites: EBM Software overview e-learning

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
3
Max # Student
12
Price Per student
1500 EUR / 1950 USD
Enable - EBM Level 2 Application

This course builds on the fundamental skills learned from the Level 1 Application course and adds heat theory  and process theme set-up. Participants will learn optimization of parts/builds for the best build efficiency and understand the evaluation of build logs and troubleshooting within the  LogStudio software.
Prerequisites: Level 1 Application

Who Should attend?
  • Application Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
3
Max # Student
12
Price Per student
5000 EUR / 6500 USD
Enable - EBM Level 2 Maintenance

Participants will gain practicle skills on how to handle and maintain the EBM machine hardware and learn how to navigate unscheduled maintenence.
Prerequisites: Level 1 Operation and Maintenance 

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
4
Max # Student
6
Price Per student
5000 EUR / 6500 USD
Enable - Machine Operation Mlab cusing 200 R

Through experiential learning, the student will learn the entire workflow process of the Mlab cusing 200 R machine to successfully produce quality parts. Using the CL WRX Control 2.0 and Materialise Magics software from CAD files for parts preparation the student will operating the machine and peripheral equipment. Using best practices, the student will produce, monitor, and finish a quality inspected parts. After this training each student will understand machine safety practices, metallurgy, and general maintenance for production using the Mlab cusing 200 R machine. 
Prerequisites: DMLM Machine Safety, Ruwac NA7

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
2
Max # Student
6
Enable - Machine Operation M1 / M2 cusing

The M1 / M2 cusing training is designed to teach machine operation, build-process understanding, and maintenance through both class-room and hands-on training. Using CL WRX and Materialise Magics software the student will go through the development process to safely build quality parts. After training students will understand machine safety practices, metallurgy concepts, and general maintenance of the M1/M2 machine. 
Prerequisites: DMLM Machine Safety, Ruwac NA7

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
2,5
Max # Student
6
Enable - Machine Operation XLINE 2000R

The XLINE 2000R machine training will teach students machine operations,  build-process understanding and maintenance.  Using the software, CL WRX Control 2.0 and Materialise Magics students will follow the workflow from design to inspection. Both in-class and hands-on training will provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of user safety including metallurgy best practices. Operations will include common troubleshooting and maintenence required.  The student will achieve knowledge and skills required to operate the XLine 2000R and supportive equipment safely to create quality build-jobs using Additive Manufacturing. 
Prerequisites: DMLM Machine Safety, Ruwac NA7

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
3,5
Max # Student
6
Enable - Software Operation for CL WRX Parameter

In this hands-on course the student will learn to operate the software for CL WRX Parameter through applications, excersises, and problem-solving. They will learn exposure parameter structure, setup of exposing vectors, and basics of exposure parameter development as it relates to operating DMLM machines. 
Prerequisites: Software Operation for CL WRX Control/Office

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
2
Max # Student
6
Enable - Software Operation for QM Coating

In this course students will gain an indepth knowledge of operating the QM Coating Software which monitors the build-job process. They will learn operations, setup and material configurations for the production of quality parts. They will be able to troubleshoot each component in build-job surveillance on DMLM machines to ensure the highest quality standard.
Prerequisites: Machine Operation (any DMLM machine)

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
1
Max # Student
6
Enable - Software Operation for QM Meltpool 3D (Level 1)

Learn operating principles, software operation, and structure of QM Meltpool 3D data for DMLM machines. 
Prerequisites: Machine Operation (any DMLM machine)

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
1
Max # Student
6
Enable - Data Analysis and Interpretation for QM Meltpool 3D (Level 2)

Learn analysis of QM Meltpool 3D Data and data interpretation for DMLM machines. 
Prerequisites: Software Operation for QM Meltpool 3D (Level 1)

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
1
Max # Student
6
Enable - Software Operation for CL WRX Control/Office

In this course student will gain knowledge of the overall CL WRX Control 2.0/Office suite to manage build-jobs on DMLM machines. This will be achieve by understanding the workflow management, parameter settings, data structure, and post-processing.  It will include documentation on these machines. 
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
2
Max # Student
6
Enable - Facilities Consulting

Facilities Consulting from GE Additive offers services as simple as an outline of the requirements for an additive facility or as thorough as dispatching a team of qualified experts to work with you to understand your needs and then develop a comprehensive plan including equipment recommendations, Environmental Health and Safety considerations and a CAD layout for your additive facility.
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • Supervisors
  • EHS team
  • Facilities
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
Visit is typically 1 day with the follow up report provided within the next 7-14 days
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive CEC
Enable - Digital Processes Workshop

The AddWorks team will assess the customer's digital/process capabilities and make recommendations necessary for successful Additive Industrialization and Process Integration. 
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • Supervisors
  • Facilities
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
Custom
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive AddWorks
Enable - Material & Manufacturing process development

Service to evaluate, develop, and/or control the manufacturing process to meet an established requirement (geometry, material properties, cost). Includes but not limited to custom process parameters on existing alloys, post process development/optimization, support structure definition, process control
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • Leadership
  • Supervisors
  • Facilities
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
Custom
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive AddWorks
Enable - EBM Process Optimization

The AddWorks team will together with the customer identify the critical quality attributes/requirements of an application. Based on these requirements the AddWorks team will adjust the standard set of process parameters to better meed the customer needs. For example, adjust process parameters from the standard to a specific application/build design to obtain increased productivity. Includes reviewing build process parameters, build design, in.process model design and the outputs.
Prerequisites: EBM Basics e-learning; Customer must have an Arcam Q10 plus machine installed at their facility

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
Custom
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive AddWorks
Qualify - Specification Framework & Manufacturing Qualification Playbook

The Industrialization / Manufacturing Workshop will help you define the required specification, documentation and controls to qualify the manufacturing process. This course provides generic specifications/frameworks (part, material, powder, process, machine, quality) and GE Additive's manufacturing qualificaiton playbook
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • Leadership
  • Supervisors
  • EHS team
  • Facilities
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom
Duration (days)
2
Max # Student
10
Price Per student
500k USD total
Qualify - Medical Device Process Validation - Workshop 

GE Additive will conduct a validation workshop and readiness assessment at the customer facility.  The engagement will focus on the validation of the EBM process, understanding of the customer needs and making a readiness assessment prior to the start of the validation process.
*Currently only available for Q10plus
Prerequisites: EBM Basics e-learning; Customer must have an Arcam Q10 plus machine installed at their facility

Who Should attend?
  • Leadership
  • Supervisors
  • EHS team
  • Facilities
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Classroom
Duration (days)
3
Max # Student
12
Price Per student
15000 EUR per occation
Qualify - Materials Qualification

The GE Additive material experts will support the development of the process steps and tools for customer-implemented powder qualification and additive material qualification. GE Additive will aid the customer in the definition of specification outlines and procedures and the creation / interpretation of the statistical data sets used for the generation of the additive material mechanical property data (design curves or raw data).
Prerequisites: Part & Machine Qualification

Who Should attend?
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
Custom
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive AddWorks
Qualify - Medical Device Equipment Qualification

The AddWorks team will support the medical manufacturing equipment qualification (EQ)*

  • On-site support to execute EQ protocols
  • Dedicated support through the entire EQ period
  • Suggested critical process parameters (CPP)
  • Proposed test strategy for the CPPs and a customizable test plan
  • Guide to best-practice templates and framework  

*Currently only available for Q10plus
Prerequisites: Medical Device Process Validation Service - Workshop

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
Custom
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive AddWorks
Qualify - Part & Machine Qualification

The GE Additive  team will draw from their industry experience to assist the customer in developing the manufacturing processes, procedures and documentation that enable the qualification of a specific additive component. The GE Additive team will confirm that the printed parts meet your product and industry-specific requirements and support the certification effort for components in regulated industries. 
Prerequisites: Production Process Development

Who Should attend?
  • Leadership
  • Supervisors
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
Custom
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive AddWorks
Enable - Machine Operation Mlab cusing R

This hands-on course will prepare the participant to safely build quality parts using Mlab Cusing R machine. They will learn the workflow process, operations and general maintenance. Using CL WRX Control 2.0 and Materialise Magics software students will learn best practices to prepare parts for production from CAD models. They will operate the machine for production using peripheral equipment, metuallrugy basic, and safety requirements for production. 
Prerequisites: DMLM Machine Safety, Ruwac NA7

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
Delivery Method
Classroom / Hands-on
Duration (days)
2
Max # Student
6
Enable - DMLM Process Optimization

The GE Additive team will aid the customer in the optimization of Laser Powder Bed builds (productivity, yield, laser on time) in a production environment using analytics and expertise, reviewing build process settings, build and support design, and the outputs.
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
Custom
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive AddWorks
Enable - Machine Customization

The GE Additive team will assess your application and facility needs to determine the most productive means for part production. This could include machine modifications specifically tailored for the customers needs. The Addworks team will design and modify existing products to meet customer needs.
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • EHS team
  • Facilities
  • Operators
  • Application Engineers
  • Material Engineers
  • Design Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Duration (days)
Custom
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive AddWorks
Enable - Turnkey Solutions

The GE Additive team will assess the customer's entire additive process from powder specification to final part inspection, providing recommendations on necessary equipment, and process procedures required to maximize facility productivity.
Prerequisites: None

Who Should attend?
  • EHS team
  • Facilities
  • Material Engineers
Delivery Method
Service
Price Per student
Contact GE Additive AddWorks