Stratasys launches academy programme with first UK training centre

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The first Stratasys authorised training centre in the UK is now open and operated by Stratasys UK Platinum Partner, Tri-Tech 3D, at its offices in Stoke. This facility comes under the remit of the Stratasys Academy, which offers training and consultancy to a broad audience of users and businesses on how to optimise the use of Stratasys solutions and additive manufacturing in general.

Named the ‘Tri-Tech 3D Print Academy’, the UK site offers expertise and training for users of Stratasys FDM and PolyJet 3D printing technologies. A range of courses are available, enabling attendees to increase their knowledge of additive manufacturing and its effective use for a plethora of design and production applications. The goal is to best support users in maximising their investment in 3D printing and help them avoid expenses through production errors and material wastage.

Courses on offer are varied and suited to 3D printing operators of different abilities, covering key topics such as, ‘how to design for additive’, among many others. Software training with GrabCAD programs is also featured within the courses.

“At Tri-Tech 3D, we have been working intimately with Stratasys additive manufacturing for over 10 years and have a deep expertise in their core technologies,” says Adrian Painter, group director at Tri-Tech 3D. “We believe in the truly disruptive potential of additive manufacturing, however, implementing it within traditional design and production environments without the appropriate training can be challenging. This is where we can add real value; supporting users and businesses small or large in becoming more efficient, productive and profitable through the effective use of additive manufacturing.”

Matthias Gukelberger, vice president and head of services EMEA, Stratasys, adds: “It’s very important that we provide users of our technology with the local expertise to guide them through their additive journey, and Tri-Tech is the ideal partner to help us achieve this. The company has a strong heritage in working closely with its customers to understand their business needs and provides dedicated support to ensure they get the most out of additive manufacturing. We will continue to extend this value in the UK, Scandinavia and Benelux via additional authorised training centres in the coming months.”