SAM – Sector Skills Strategy in Additive Manufacturing
Type: Active Collaborative Project funded by European Commission
Competition: Sector Skills Alliances for implementing a new strategic approach (Blueprint), Erasmus+ Programme
Partners: European federation for welding, joining and cutting (EWF), European association of the machine tool industries (Cecimo), Fundación Idonial, The European powder metallurgy association (EPMA), Materialise, Renishaw, Granta Design, Lortek, The Manufacturing tecnhology centre (MTC), Fundación Aitiip, Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ), Laboratory for manufacturing systems & automation (LMS), Brunel University London, Ecole centrale de Nantes, Laser Akademie Gmbh, Politecnico di Milano
Skills Strategy in Additive Manufacturing Project (SAM) will tackle the current European need of developing an effective system to identify and anticipate the right skills for Additive Manufacturing. This technology is evolving at a much faster pace than the development of the workers` skills in this area. As Europe seeks to retain its leading position in industrial competitiveness, there is an urgent need to establish a platform for Additive Manufacturing (AM) skills at European, National and Regional levels. The initiative will tackle the current European need for developing an effective system to identify and anticipate the right skills for the AM sector demands in response to the increasing labour market needs, thus, contributing for the smart, sustainable and inclusive growth of the AM sector.
Granta’s role is to support the AM skills development strategy through material focused teaching resources and existing material selection software and contribute to strengthening education-research-industry partnerships in the AM field for engineering skills development.