MADE Mini course on 3D-print

Learn how AM enabled soft tooling for injection molding can be used for rapid prototyping. 

KEA invites you to a digital learning session in collaboration with MADE. The session allows you – from your workplace and at your own pace – to learn about rapid prototyping using 3D printed plastic components.  

The method gives you the ability to make quick trial-and-errors and thereby produce multiple design iterations quickly and change a product design overnight to meet deadlines. 

Focused and based on best practice 

Instead of a broad introduction to additive manufacturing technologies, this learning session presents a basic process chain based on the best practice of AM enabled soft tooling used in the industry.  

The current polymer resin printing technology (Vat based photopolymerization) allows printed mold inserts strong and precise enough for producing plastic parts for prototyping and low-volume production. Compared to the conventional CNC-produced mold inserts, the cost and lead time are significantly reduced.   

Digital learning based on interactive videos 

The digital learning sessions consists of a range of interactive short learning videos organized in 3 chapters: 

  • Polymer Processing and Design Rules 
  • CAD Modelling of Plastic Part and Mold 
  • Practice of 3D Printing, Post Processing, and Injection Molding 

Depending on your interest or expertise, you can cherry pick the videos you prefer. 


Depending on your experiences with CAD design, the duration of the full digital learning program will be 5-10 hours. 

Prior to and after the end of the course all participants are asked to answer a pre- and off-boarding survey and a number of participants will also be asked to participate in a follow-up interview.  

Please register for the online course by e-mail to no later than January 12, 12.00 noon. 


Watch a teaser for the course here

Background information on MADE Learning Factory - KEA

Learning factories represent a realistic manufacturing environment for education, training, and research. KEA Learning Factory – a collaboration between KEA, DTU Construct and MADE – aims to provide an on-demand online video library for users to learn Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing. AM is the construction of a three-dimensional object from a CAD model or a digital 3D model. The term "3D printing" can refer to a variety of processes in which a material is deposited, joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object, with material being added together (such as plastics, liquids or powder grains being fused together), typically layer by layer.

KEA learning factory is one of three learning factories in the initiative MADE Learning Factory, which focusses on accelerating the adoption of digital tools and maximise their potential for upskilling employees of Danish production companies.


16 januar 2023 - 25 januar 2023


Online med fysisk workshop hos Krebs & Co.



Registration deadline

12 januar 2023 kl. 12:00


Free of charge. 


Lotta Salling, Tlf: undefined, E-mail:

Practical information 

Target group: Employees with limited or no experience with 3D printing & CAD Design. 

Required hardware and software: You can access a digital library of learning videos for the course from your own computer. To complete the assignments in the course, you will need to install a free software for CAD design. The CAD instruction is done in Autodesk Fusion 360, however other similar CAD software, such as Solidworks and inventor, are also applicable. 

Please register for the online course by e-mail to no later than January 12, 12.00 noon. 


January 16

Access to the digital library

January 16-25

Self-guided learning.

 At your own pace you can watch the videos and work on your assignments on your own.

January 27

Physical workshop.

Course participants are invited to visit Krebs & Co in Skævinge to see their 3D-printing facilities and get a live demonstration on how a 3D printed mold can be applied in an injection molding machine to fabricate a plastic part.   NB: Only 10 seats are available for the physical workshop. Registration is needed for the physical workshop by e-mail to 

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