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ADMIRE was featured in Additive Manufacturing - Developments in Training and Education By EWF

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”.

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9th Meeting of ADMIRE Project By EWF

The ADMIRE consortium gathered on the 12th and 13th of March 2019 for its 9th Meeting in Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry (England).
The main topics covered in this session of the project covered the exchange of knowledge strategies, exchange of its implementations and testing at a national level. Matters about the implementation and testing at a national level on the Additive Manufacturing Master of Science were also discussed during this gathering. Pilot phase for the AM Metal MSc is starting in September, and for that reason, new dissemination materials were also discussed during the plenum.

Designing the Metal AM master’s degree - Capacity Building from Industry to Academia By EWF

On the 25th of September, at Cranfield University, took place 1-day workshop customised for the higher education professors and the research staff that will deliver the Metal AM Master degree at this university.
The goal underpinned to this workshop was to transfer/master some skills on entrepreneurship. Topics such as Intellectual Property, entrepreneurship education applied to AM, and soft skills development in this context were highly addressed by the lecturers. 

Examples and practical exercises were role-played by the participants creating an engaging environment.

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ADMIRE at the 1st AM Qualifications Workshop By EWF

Experts in Additive Manufacturing have been actively engaged discussing the development of AM Qualifications at the 1st AM Qualifications Workshop hosted by EWF, in Lisbon (Portugal), from 8th to the 10th of May. The first day was dedicated to Direct Energy Deposition (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing) technology, the second to Direct Energy Deposition Laser and the third one to Laser Powder Bed Fusion.
Representatives from ADMIRE consortium were invited to participate throughout the three days of intensive work, contributing with their expertise to the development of professional profiles required by the manufacturing industry and validate the work done in the scope of the project.

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ADMIRE at its midpoint By EWF

On the 26th and 27th of April, ADMIRE consortium has met for the 4th Meeting at IREPA facilities, in Strasbourg (France). Cranfield University, University of Birmingham, Bremen University, Instituto Superior Técnico, MTC, IREPA Laser and EWF. At half-way through the project, partners were preparing the guidelines for the piloting events of the Metal Additive Manufacturing MSc that will take place in DE, PT, UK and FR.

Machine Manufacturers' Validation on the Metal AM MSc By EWF

On the 23rd of March, ADMIRE's Metal AM MSc's structure was presented at CECIMO General Assembly, in Brussels. CECIMO is the European Association representing the common interests of the Machine Tool Industries of 15 National Associations. These Associations represent over 1300 industrial enterprises in Europe. Overall, relevant inputs were captured from experts for the design of the MSc regarding the necessary processes and materials to be covered and the job functions and activities that the graduates should be able to perform in the manufacturing industry.

ADMIRE Café-World at the "AM Stakeholder Workshop" By EWF

Last March 20th, ADMIRE has been presented at the Joint event AM Stakeholder Workshop,organising a World Café.
The aim of the World Café was to capture some key parameters of the actual state of knowledge 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; and validate which curricula needs to be developed and which infrastructure is needed to support skills development, employer's needs and scientific education.
This event also served as brokerage event for companies of the supply chain in AM, universities and research centres.

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ADMIRE 3rd Meeting By EWF

The ADMIRE consortium has joined at the TagusPark Centre, in Oeiras (Portugal), for the third meeting on November 16th and 17th. The main goal of the meeting was to mainly to discuss the design of the Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) Master degree and to disclose the purpose and implementation of the AM platform, also a product to be developed during the project.

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ADMIRE at ICWAM By EWF

During 17th and 19th of May, the 1st International Congress on Welding, Additive Manufacturing and Associated Non-Destructive Testing – ICWAM - took place, having been organised by the Institut de Soudure and the École Centrale de Nantes.

The congress included plenary sessions, oral communications, poster sessions and industrial exposition covering all thematic goals of the conference in the field of welding, additive manufacturing and associated non-destructive testing. At a plenary session, ADMIRE was presented by Cranfield University as a promising project to educate the workforce in additive manufacturing.

The program was designed to allow intercommunication for the delegates and to promote an active dialogue between academic researchers and industry representatives to bridge the gap between academia and pressing industrial needs.”

ADMIRE project’s team got gathered in Cranfield (UK) for the kick-off meeting By EWF

What is important to mention about this project is that it includes an innovative Metal Additive Manufacturing Master Degree and the creation of a collaborative hub to store problem-based learning assignments, allowing them to be solved collaboratively as well as providing a unique place to store information relevant to the AM community.

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