GE Additive Academy

User training for Arcam EBM Systems

Welcome to the starting point for you to begin your journey into the GE Additive Academy world for Arcam EBM training. From here you will be able to gain knowledge and experience about your Arcam EBM products.

GE Additive Academy offers a wide range of training courses within the EBM field. By taking part in one or several courses you will soon master your Arcam EBM system.

We look forward to welcoming you to GE Additive Academy - your partner in Arcam EBM education!

Training Program

The GE Additive Academy offers various training courses to the end users of the Arcam EBM System.
Participation in the training program ensures a safe and efficient operation and maintenance.

Training is offered on different levels according to the end user personnel´s professional role and experience,
e.g. Operators, Engineers and Maintenance personnel.

Training at GE Additive Academy is done on the latest machine generation and software release. Where applicable documents and training material will include information about older machine families.
All training courses are conducted in English.
Customized training courses on older machine generations can be provided upon request. Please contact your GE Additive representative or GE Additive Academy directly.

For detailed information about each course see our "Schedules"

  • Fundamental information about the Arcam EBM System and its components. The information is distributed via e-learning topics. Completion of selected topics is mandatory prior to attending further training. The e-learning topics are free for our customers.

    Access to the e-learning topics is given after registration with a GE Additive Academy "Training Request".

    Log in to access e-learning topics.

  • Topics

    • EBM Introduction
    • Arcam EBM Spectra System
    • Arcam EBM Machine Hardware
    • Software Overview
    • Basic Magics Software

Level 1
  • Basic knowledge about the Arcam EBM System and its hardware components, software handling and daily usage including maintenance. Level 1 training includes three (3) different blocks which correspond to various end user professional roles.

  • Operation and Maintenance (5 days)

    Training the participant on how to handle the Arcam EBM System in a safe and efficient manner on a daily basis. Covering the practical steps in preparing the Arcam EBM Machine for a build, removing the build and preparing for the next build. The training will also include post processing in the means of handling the equipment for powder recovery.
    Understanding the importance of the user maintenance and learning the procedures involved in this maintenance process. This course focuses on practical hands-on experience on how to execute the different steps in the user performed maintenance 

  • Application (3 days)

    Training the participant in the steps, and handling of the softwares needed to create a build file from a CAD-model. Includes the detailed handling of the build file inside the Materialise Magics software (creating of supports, triangular error fixing and slicing). EBM Control in Simulation mode and how to post-evaluate a build from the system logfiles, build report and defect detector (LayerQam™). The training includes basic powder metallurgy and insight to material standards.

Level 2
  • Before attending any of the Level 2 courses, the participant should have conducted the corresponding Level 1 training. It is highly recommended to have 3 to 6 months of practical work experience on the Arcam EBM System before attending the training. The experience for the Maintenance training should include daily work on the system and good knowledge about the Arcam EBM system hardware. For the Application training, it is required that you have experience with daily AM design work and a good understanding of the machine hardware handling.

  • Application (3 days)

    A theoretical course focusing on giving the participant a deeper understanding of the build process used in the Arcam EBM machine. Including the underlying heat theory as well as knowledge on process theme set-up. You will learn optimization of parts and build for the best build efficiency. Understand the evaluation of build logs and troubleshooting within the Arcam software LogStudio.

  • Maintenance (5 days)

    Execution of unscheduled maintenance steps.

    Practical course to gain skills on how to handle and maintain the Arcam EBM Machine hardware.

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

Visitors pledge (NDA) for GE Additive Academy participants

By attending an Arcam EBM training course and as a visitor to GE Additive, Arcam EBM Center of Excellence, you agree to the following terms and the following  visitors pledge:

  • Any redistribution or reproduction of materials given during the training course without a written approval from GE Additive is prohibited.
  • Any given information is for the attendees private use only and shall not be forwarded to any third party.
  • During the visit to GE Additive, Arcam EBM Center of Excellence, you might gain knowledge of information that relates to the technical and commercial operations of GE Additive, said information comprising a commercial secret falling within the terms of the Act (1990.409) on the Protection of Commercial Secrets.
As a training course attendee, you should be aware that any breach of this pledge may result in a serious loss to GE Additive and that the latter takes a very serious view of such a break. Be aware that you are always at liberty to question an authorized representative of GE Additive if you should be in any doubt as to whether a specific item of information constitutes a commercial secret or not and that you are obliged to consider such information as a commercial secret until you have been informed to the contrary.

Training Courses

The following courses are planned in the near future.

To reserve your seat in a training course, please send in a "Training request" form. Your seat will be confirmed via e-mail once approved.

Note: The GE Additive Academy claims the right to cancel a course with a two week notification time.

For detailed information about each training course see our "Schedules"

Level 1
  • Training courses held in Sweden
    GE Additive, Arcam EBM Center of Excellence, Gothenburg

    • Operation and Maintenance
      • Week 37 (7-11 September)
      • Week 46 (9-13 November)
    • Application
      • Week 38 (14-16 September)
      • Week 47 (16-18 November)

  • Training courses held in Germany
    GE Additive, Customer Experience Center, Munich

    • Operation and Maintenance
      • To be decided
    • Application
      • To be decided

Level 2
  • Training courses held in Sweden
    GE Additive, Arcam EBM Center of Excellence, Gothenburg

    • Maintenance
      • Week 42 (12-16 October)
      • Week 50 (7-11 December)
    • Application
      • Week 43 (19-21 October)
      • Week 49 (2-4 December)

General Information

Some things to have in mind when attending a training course

The typical training day is from 8:30 to 16:30 with a 1 hour break for lunch and two shorter breaks for coffee, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Coffee, sweets and lunches are included for the participants.

Please respect that photos/videos are not allowed at the GE Additive premises.

Free WiFi is available for our guests.

For the practical sessions, we recommend a casual dress code.
Safety shoes (steel toe or equivalent) are mandatory in the work shop, bring your own or borrow slip-on protective toe guards from us.
Gloves and a breathing mask will be handed out whenever needed.

GE Additive, Arcam EBM Center of Excellence, Gothenburg, Sweden

Where we are


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    Designvägen 2, Mölnlycke, Sweden
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Public Transportation

From Gothenburg city center: Bus 513 towards Partille or bus "Grön Express" towards Mölnlycketerminalen.
The bus stop is called Mölnlycke Företagspark (for bus 513) and Mölnlyckemotet (for bus "Grön Express")  and it takes about 15 minutes.
Various types of tickets are available, where the easiest is to use the app “Västtrafik To Go” (available for Android and iOS).
Alternatively, a pre-charged ticket-card can be bought in various shops around the city and in the Pressbyrån kiosk at Landvetter airport.


Local Navigation

GE Additive, Arcam EBM Center of Excellence is situated 16 km from Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport and 9 km from Gothenburg city.

If you are arriving with bus, it is a short walk (8 or 2 minutes depending on which bus) from the bus stop to our office - see map to the right for details.

For visitors arriving with their own car, there is a visitors parking lot available just outside of the entrance.


Recommended hotels

The hotels listed below offer discounted room rates. State "Arcam" or "GE/Arcam" when you place your booking directly with the hotel.

Small family oriented hotel just a few blocks from the attractions and restaurants.
Hotel Lorensberg

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Located in the heart of Gothenburg close to shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
Elite Park Avenue

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Best Western Plus Hotel Mektagonen is a 4-star hotel where all rooms have a fully equipped kitchenette, sofa bed, dining table.
Best Western, Mektagonen

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Located in the heart of Gothenburg close to shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
Hotel and Ristorante Bellora

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