The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will allow them to solve new challenging technical problems, using a combination of smart materials and advanced 3D-printing techniques.

After completion of the course, interested students will be able to expand their knowledge on one or several areas by taking further courses at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (e.g. 3D Printing, Mechanical and Lightweight Engineering etc.).

 

CONTENT

After a general introduction to materials and 3D printing, the lectures will cover the fundamentals, properties, production techniques and possible applications of the main families of smart materials, including carbon-, glass- and bio-fiberreinforced composites, shape-memory polymers and metals, non-Newtonian fluids, self-healing materials, meta-materials, and metallic foams. Special attention will be paid to 3D Printed smart-made materials, with integrated sensors, actuators and electronics. One Module will be dedicated to the highly promising field of 4D printing and possible applications.

Practical work will constitute about 40% of the course. It will include basic training on polymer and metal 3D Printers, as well as problem-solving sessions, where specific methodologies based on 3D Printing and Smart Materials will be learned and applied.

 

Students will be invited to define and work on their own research topics or problems to be solved, in direct relation to their professional R&D and/or Engineering activity.

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Information & Contact

Contact

If you have any questions feel free to contact:

FH-Prof. Dr.-habil Pascal Nicolay
Head of CiSMAT

+43 5 90500 2357
p.nicolayfh-kaerntenat
 

Qualification awarded
Certificate and 8 ECTS

ECTS Credits
8

Location
CUAS, Campus Villach, Europastraße 4, 9500 Villach, Austria

Duration of study
1 year (4 modules, 24h each)

Language of instruction
English/German

Costs:
€ 3 500.-

Start: spring 2021
Application is already possible!

Modules

MODULE 1 – Materials and 3D Printing, Basics (24h, 2 ECTS)

Polymers, Metals, Ceramics
3D Printing: state-of-the-art and perspectives
When, where and why 3D Printing?
Laboratory Work @ FH Labs, Smart Labs and/or Ausbildungszentrum Villach (3D Printing)

MODULE 2 – High-performance Composite Materials (24h, 2 ECTS)

Composite materials, State-of-the-Art
Bio-Fiber-Reinforced Composites (BRFP)
Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Composites (CFRP)
3D Printing of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials
Laboratory work @ CiSMAT (3D-Printing of CFRP and LFRP parts)

MODULE 3 – Smart Materials (24h, 2 ECTS)

Shape-memory and superleastic materials
Non-Newtonian fluids
Self-healing materials, thermo-, photo- and piezo-chromic polymers, piezo-polymers, metal foams, super-hydrophobic materials, aerogels
Meta-Materials
Practical Work: Smart Materials-based solutions to challenging problems

MODULE 4 – 3D and 4D Printing of Smart Materials (24h, 2 ECTS)

3D/4D-printing techniques
3D/4D-printed Smart Products (smart-made materials with embedded 3D-printed sensors & flexible electronics, self-folding and self-assembling structures, adaptive structures, soft robots, smart textiles)
Simulation of Smart Materials
Exposé on one 3D/4D Printing topic of particular interest.
Laboratory work @ CiSMAT and FH Labs / Smart Labs

Organisation & Schedule

In addition to the courses, students are given tasks to ensure that they acquire the basic concepts taught in class. These include: selected videos, scientific papers and book chapters to watch/read and summarize, preparation of reports on the practical work done during the courses, preparation of an Exposé on one selected topic of particular interest etc…

After completion of the course, interested students will be able to expand their knowledge on one or several areas by taking further courses at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (e.g. 3D Printing, Mechanical and Lightweight Engineering etc.).

Organisation: In order to facilitate the participation of employees from the industrial sector and/or from regions outside of Carinthia, the courses will be condensed into sessions of 2-3 days, during the week. The dates will be fixed well in advance to allow participants to make the best possible arrangements for attending the courses.

Start: Spring 2021
Application is already possible!

Schedule:

MODULE 1 (from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.):

  • 8-9/10/2020: FH Kärnten, Campus Villach, T10, Innovationswerkstatt
  • 22/10/2020: FH SMART LABS (Klagenfurt)
  • 23/10/2020: GPS Villach

MODULE 2 (from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.):

  • 19-20/11/2020: FH Kärnten, Campus Villach, Raum 3.16c
  • 3-4/12/2020: FH Kärnten, Campus Villach, T10, Innovationswerkstatt

MODULE 3 (from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.):

  • 04-05/03/2021: FH Kärnten, Campus Villach, Raum 3.16c
  • 18-19/03/2021: FH Kärnten, Campus Villach, Raum 3.16c

MODULE 4 (from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.):

  • 08-09/04/2021: FH Kärnten, Campus Villach, T10, Innovationswerkstatt
  • 22-23/04/2021: FH Kärnten, Campus Villach, Raum 3.16c

Application

Conditions for course registration:

Potential participants are employees of industrial companies who are familiar with and confronted to Research and Development as well as Innovation, Engineering and Design problematics, and want to get further education in the fields of smart materials and production techniques.
A technical background and technical understanding is required. Ideally, a degree from a higher technical institution in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, mechatronics, production techniques, material sciences or similar.

Please send the following documents to furthereducationcuasat:

  • application form
  • curriculum vitae
  • evidence of relevant educational degrees

Team

FH-Prof. Dr.-habil Pascal Nicolay
Head of CiSMAT

+43 5 90500 2357
p.nicolayfh-kaerntenat
Europastraße 4
9524 Villach

Mag. a Alexandra Liegl
Head of Center For Further Education

+43 5 90500 4311
a.lieglfh-kaerntenat
Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen