Professional Training of AM at the European Level is a chapter on one of the latest books about AM, Additive Manufacturing - Developments in Training and Education, which sets up ADMIRE project as one of EU initiatives that will tackle skills and qualification for Metal AM needs.
In this chapter the authors Eurico G. Assunçao, Elvira Raquel Silva and Eujin Pei argument the fact that “The European landscape in terms of training and qualification for AM personnel is fragmented in which small and separates locks of training are being delivered across countries in different directions. There is an absence of a comprehensive and Professional Training of AM at the European Level all-encompassing curricula for education, training and the provision of schemes to retrain and requalify the existing workforce in AM”. One of the biggest challenges in tackling AM skill needs and shortages is related to the higher speed of technology development when compared with the speed of education/training provision.
ADMIRE is highlighted as an example of how companies, universities, training institutions and governments can work together to address these challenges.
Chapter: Professional Training of AM at the European Level
Abstract “As Europe seeks to retain its leading position for industrial competitiveness, there is an urgent need to establish Additive Manufacturing (AM) skills at European, National and Regional levels. AM processes enable economic component production through efficient use of materials and increased design freedom as compared to conventional manufacturing. AM also raises the level of digital literacy among workers and contributes to the digitization of the European Industry. EU initiatives such as ADMIRE and CLLAIM aim to create and support an industry-led European Qualification System for Metal Additive Manufacturing that will tackle skills and qualification needs from an operator to engineer level.”