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AM Stakeholder Workshop

The AM Stakeholder Workshop on Digital Integration and Skills collected input from stakeholders from the manufacturing sector and from industrial associations. They identified must urgent issues and most promising directions through this workshop. The one day session addressed the following topics:

  • Digital Integration of AM (AMable)
    • Authentication for access to data
      • which levels of security are needed
      • which technologies for identification and credentials are acceptable
      • which challenges need to be solved for end-point installation and maintenance
    • Extension of file formats
      • which are the most important AM requirements for file formats and digital storage
      • which file formats are most promising with respect to user acceptance and extensibility
      • which formats enable connectivity to adjacent stages
    • Connectivity of AM machines
      • which connections do AM machines need to connect to industrial shop floor environments
      • which requirements does additive manufacturing
      • which protocols need to be implemented to integrate AM machines into production environments
  • Skills and Education for AM processes (AM-Motion)
    • which results from the AM Motion surveys can be used to drive future skills development, a strategic vision for AM
    • which level of education needs to be addressed today to avoid shortages in skilled personnel in the near future, skills in AMable, ADMIRE and CLLAIM
    • which curriculae need to be developed and which infrastructure is needed to support skills development, employer needs and scientific education

The workshop kicked off an ongoing activity to monitor change in Europe. Please feel free to join future sessions or contact us directly on digital integration and skills for AM.

This first Workshop on March 20th 2018 was organised by multiple actors, which have joined forces to address Additive Manufcturing challenges at European level.

AMable Coordinator Ulrich Thombansen, Fraunhofer ILT

AM-Motion Coordinator Paula Queipo Rodriguez, PRODINTEC

ADMIRE Coordinator Filomeno Martina, Cranfield University

CLLAIM Coordinator Jorge Huete, CESOL