Course detail

Deposition and Additive Technologies

FSI-9DATAcad. year: 2020/2021

A core of the course is seen in mastering the material aspects of additive technologies like selective laser melting, and/or with the use electron beam technology, cold kinetic deposition etc. Also 3D printing of ceramic and polymer materials will be included. This means to go through the powder precursors preparation, processing conditions selection, prepared material microstructures evaluation and relation to properties analyses and/or predictions. Students can apply acquired experience with “layer by layer” material preparation procedures for their own doctorate project realisation as, e.g. for materials with internal architecture creation, as well as, in future, they can contribute do additive processing of components in the technology level.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim may be achieved by practical verification of theoretical knowledge in computer-aided exercises and laboratory works.


Knowledge from powder metallurgy procedures are expected and/or ceramic technology procedures. A knowledge of CAD systems may be advantageous.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Ian Gibson: Additive Manufacturing Technologies (3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Direct Digital Manufacturing), Springer, 2014 (EN)
Andreas Gebhardt: 3D Printing: Understanding Additive Manufacturing, Hanser (EN)
Chua Chee Kai 3D: Printing and Additive Manufacturing: Principles and Applications (Fourth Edition of Rapid Prototyping), 2014 World scientific publishing UK (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, consultations associated with self study of the literature, laboratory excercises.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is awarded based on elaboration of the project and its presentation to other course participants.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the design process, manufacturing and parts production of 3D printing of polymers, ceramics and metallic materials, namely with tentative design of their own procedures.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is highly recommended.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-MAT-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Overview of additive technologies, their specialties and advantages for different materials.
2. Rapid prototyping of plastic parts, most often used materials and their technology properties.
3. Selective laser melting technology, basic processing parameters, weak points.
4. Most often metallic materials applied for additive technologies (aluminium alloys, titanium alloys, stainless steels).
5. 3D printing of ceramic materials, applied materials and components produced by this technology.
6. Practical realisation of the component design by selected available technology.
The content may be adjusted by extension of selected chapter according the doctorate project.