Funded by Erasmus +, the Sector Skills Strategy in Additive Manufacturing Project (SAM) tackles the current European need of developing an effective system that identifies and anticipates the right skills for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) sector. 

SAM project main features are:


A skills strategy in Additive Manufacturing providing solutions capable to foster and support the growth, innovation and competitiveness of the AM sector.


methodology for a sustainable and continuous assessment of current and future skills needs in AM through an observatory for Additive Manufacturing which provides mapping and monitoring of the AM industry technological trends, skills shortages and mismatches, policies and figures.


Design, review and deploy of relevant qualifications in the AM sector, built with a learning outcomes approach and linked with EU Frameworks and Tools such as the EQF, e-CF, EntreComp, ECVET and ECTS.


Promotion of the attractiveness of the AM sector as a career choice for primary, general education, VET and university’s students via an awareness campaign in the field of AM.


One online qualifications catalogue to continuously update and enlarge the European AM Qualification System.

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About this Event

Join us on the 24th of September to discover what Additive Manufacturing can offer you in terms of job opportunities and career development. Our speakers from the EU funded project SAM -Sector Skills Strategy in Additive Manufacturing – will hold three different sessions to present opportunities and main obstacles faced by students and young professionals who would like to pursue a career in AM. Which are the skills needed to comply with the fast-changing requirements of the sector? How is AM an innovative technology? How can you exploit the heterogeneous potential of AM?

These questions and many more will be discussed during the webinar. Register now!

By participating to this webinar you will actively contribute to the project progress by validating our main findings and share your personal experience in AM with professionals and students around Europe.



10.30 Introduction

10.40 Dr. Adeayo Sotayo – “ The potential of 3D Printing – What can I do and which opportunities do I have with 3D printing”

11.00 Michel Janssens – “Working in AM in disruptive times – experience from a project on the passive NIP masks (Non-Invasive PEEP (Positive End Expiratory Pressure)) for the treatment of people with respiratory problems”

11.20 Kenan Boz – “Latest findings on the skills needs of the AM industry”

11.40 Q&A Session

11.55 Closing remarks

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will run from 2019 to 2022 and CECIMO will lead dissemination activities.

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