The training courses are divided by type into methodological and thematic ones. 

Each of the ten thematic courses is devoted to a specific technology: additive manufacturing, 3D design, engineering, scanning, and simulation, smart and functional materials, digital life, technologies for sustainable manufacturing, virtual and augmented reality for manufacturing, value-added virtual supply chains, smart services, robotics (components, machines and intelligent robots), mechatronics (sensor, monitoring and control). All the thematic courses are focused on practice.

Each course resembles an interactive textbook, with pre-recorded videos, quizzes, and project description. You are guided through the whole course and you can discuss further subjects or critical issues with the teacher at any time.

The content and duration of the courses may differ, yet they are all designed to share information as condensed as possible. The platform also offers an event calendar, where the student can plan and monitor own activity and the progress of self-development.

The 3D Central platform encourages discussion, and critical and reflective thinking. It also fosters the exchange of ideas and thoughts,  providing opportunities for establishing relations and sharing information within its members. Enjoy your studying!



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Additive Manufacturing

Technologies for additive manufacturing and hybrid technologies for production systems.

 Aim of the course:  Digital Life course is providing a general insight and understanding of following topics & trends: Additive manufacturing- introduction, Additive Manufacturing - Techniques, Additive Manufacturing – Application.

Course level:  Basic

Commitment: 2 days study for mandatory part plus passing the quiz

Information and skills achieved after ending the course: Student will gain a deeper understanding of the Additive manufacturing technology and its application fields.


3D Design / Engineering / Scanning

Technologies like 3D Design/Engineering/Scanning/Simulation used in the early phase of the design process allow to quickly generate and validate a virtual product including its 3D geometry and its physical behavior. This can minimize a late product failures and speed up remarkable the time to market


    Smart and functional materials

    This course provides a brief and concise introduction to the subject area of functional and smart materials. In doing so, primarily 4 materials are presented and industrial as well as other applications are explained.

    Course level: basic

    Commitment: 2 days study for mandatory part

    Information and skills achieved after ending the course: Student will gain a deeper understanding of the technology and its application fields.


    Teacher: Roman Elsner

    Digital life

    New technologies and production processes for personification and low volume manufacturing of health-improving products. 

    Aim of the course:  Digital Life course is providing a general insight and understanding of following topics & trends: digital healthcare, smart ageing and support networks. Moderator of the course is available for provide additional information and discuss real cases. At the end of the course learners are asked to provide information on one best practice case or network related to above mentioned topics by using discussion forum. 

    Course level:  Basic

    Commitment: up to 2 days to study of the available materials + 30 minutes for forum discussion & feedback 

    Information and skills achieved after ending the course:  Learner will gain a deeper understanding of the topic Digital Life and related practices. 

    Teacher: Mojca Cvirn

    Technologies for sustainable manufacturing

    This course has been developed by AFIL, the Lombardy cluster for advanced manufacturing, thanks to the contribution of its members animating the regional working groups on "De- and Remanufacturing" and "Materials and Surface treatments". 

    The aim of the course is to provide a general overview on the main topics related to the concept of sustainable production, offering both an academical perspective and an industrial approach through the presentation of case studies. In particular the focus of the course will be:

    • Circular Economy (De- and Remanufacturing Technologies)
    • Sustainable production technologies and materials

    Course level:  Basic

    Commitment: up to 2 days to study the materials + 1h for tests and questions

    Information and skills achieved after ending the course:  Users can expand their knowledge on the technologies for sustainable manufacturing and collect evidences on how these concepts have been applied in industrial context



    Virtual and augmented reality for manufacturing

    Factory and product planning,  prototype development, acceleration and implementation. The course consists of three sections: "Virtual Reality (Introduction)", "Augmented Reality (Introduction)" and "Applications for Virtual and Augmented Reality". Each section icludes several documents (working papers, scientific articles) and videos.

    Course level: basic

    Commitment: 2 days study for mandatory part plus presenting a report on good practises

    Information and skills achieved after ending the course: Student will gain a deeper understanding of the technology and its application fields.


    Value-added virtual supply chains

    Aim of the course: Value Added Supply Chain are the systems designed for flexibility, complexity and speed in managing networks of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and warehousing agents. The thematic area is divided into 4 subtopics (1.Lean supply chain, 2. Smart supply network, 3. Responsive manufacturing, 4. Quality assurance management).

    Course level: basic

    Commitment: 1 and a half day to study for mandatory part + 30 minutes to take the quiz (before and after the course)

    Information and skills achieved after ending the course: Student will gain a deeper understanding of the thematic Value Added Virtual Supply Chain together with some good practices on the field.



    Teacher: Borut Zrim

    Smart Services

    The development of value-added services to support the smart engineering and rapid prototyping, e.g. smart maintenance.

    Course level: basic

    Commitment: 2 days study for mandatory part 

    Information and skills achieved after ending the course: Student will gain a basic understanding of smart services topics.


    Teacher: Balazs Barta

    Robotics

    The course is the introduction to programming robots in ROS (Robot Operating System). The aim of the course is to introduce students to the robot software developmet framework that becomes world-wide standard in the autonomous mobile, aerial, social and logisitc robot design. 

    Level of the course: basic.

    Commitment: 1 day study for mandatory part plus passing the quiz

    Information and skills achieved after ending the course: basic concepts regarding ROS, knowledge how to write programs in ROS at Linux based environment


    Teacher: Dominik Nowak

    Mechatronics

    Mechatronics - sensor, monitoring and control. Synergistic combination of mechanical engineering, electronic control and systems thinking in design of products and manufacturing processes


    Teacher: Ali Abdallah