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New book on AM: Additive Manufacturing – Developments in Training and Education

Additive Manufacturing is a rapidly developing technology, and having a well-trained workforce is essential. This book provides an overview of training and teaching methods, as well as education strategies, for Additive Manufacturing (AM) and its application in different business sectors. It presents real-world applications and case studies to demonstrate the key practical and theoretical fundamentals of AM training, written by international experts from the field.

Topics include:

  • collaboration among educational bodies, industry and governments;
  • strategies for implementing AM training;
  • new teaching methods;
  • training programs that provide alternative employment choices;
  •  the need for certification by professional bodies;
  • promoting awareness of AM in society.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing.  Link:


Save the Date – AMEF2018-Additive Manufacturing European Forum- Brussels, 23&24 October 2018

We invite you to join us at the 2018 edition of "AMEF-Additive Manufacturing European Forum“ that will be held in Brussels on 23-24th October.

A one and half-day event about additive manufacturing / 3D printing to discuss on challenges and key pillars for AM market implementation. The Forum will bring together policy makers, industry leaders, small to medium-sized enterprises, as well as universities, research and technology centers and other key stakeholders to network and debate on the economic, social and technical challenges that should be still solved to drive AM deployment forward and the role that European policies are playing.

AGENDA can be found here. Main topics to be covered will be:

  • An innovative industrial and social renaissance for Europe
  •  Additive Manufacturing industrial challenges
  • Beyond the technological aspects
  • The international dimension
  •  The regional dimension

Possibility to participate also with a poster will be open.Confirmed posters here.

More info & registration at:

The AM European Forum is born from the strategic H2020 Coordinated Support Action: “AM-Motion: “A strategic approach to increasing Europe’s value proposition for Additive Manufacturing technologies and capabilities” and counts with the endorsement of the AM Platform.

Contribute to MANUFUTURE Platform Vision document for 2030

 Dear Colleagues,

The MANUFUTURE Platform is developing a Vision document for 2030 and a new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA).

Following the extremely fruitful collaboration in the past with your initiative, we would like to invite you to actively participate in this process, by sharing with us the views and requirements from your stakeholders.

Regarding the SRIA, we kindly ask you to provide us proposals for research priorities, aligned with the broad research domains that we identified in our VISION 2030 document (for a short description of these domains, please find below a copy of section 5.1 – “Science and Technology” of the current version of our VISION 2030 document):

  1. New business logics and models

  2. Agile manufacturing systems design and management

  3. Digitalisation, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity

  4. Biotech transformation of products and processes

  5. Manufacturing technology and processes

  6. Robotics and flexible automation

  7. Customer driven manufacturing

  8. Human centred manufacturing

    9.Circular economy, resource and energy efficiency

10.Nano-technology and new materials

Considering its scope, the MANUFUTURE SRIA will include research domains and areas with relevance and impact for the European Manufacturing Industry. For each of the selected research domains, please propose up to 5 research priorities, identifying the respective title, type of research and its description and justification. You can include priorities that you classify as Fundamental Research, Applied Research and Technological Development or Pilot implementation and Demonstration. If you consider that some of the research priorities you would like to propose do not fit under one of the indicated research domains, please include them in a specific table named “other”.

These areas should naturally be relevant for your stakeholders but also have a horizontal / cross-sectorial nature, which should be supported in the respective description and justification.

 In the document below, you find a template to collect your suggestions and an example to illustrate the requested information. Please duplicate this table for each one of the 10 selected research domains (if applicable) and add the information regarding your priorities (up to 5).

Please send us this information until the 20th of June.

After processing all the collected information, we will produce a draft version of the SRIA and send it to collect your final feedback. Your contribution will be duly credited in the final document.

If you have any questions and need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact:

Arun Junai, Coordinator, ManuFuture ETP Sub-platforms and other ETPs

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With our best regards,




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