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Skills and Education for Additive Manufacturing: A Review of Emerging Issues

Despeisse, M and Minshall, THW (2017) Skills and Education for Additive Manufacturing: A Review of Emerging Issues. In: APMS 2017 International Conference Advances in Production Management Systems, 2017-9-3 to 2017-9-7, Hamburg, Germany pp. 289-297..

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The recent advances in digital technologies and in additive manufacturing (AM) in particular are revolutionising our industrial landscape. These changes require new engineering and management skills to exploit fully and sustainably the benefits offered by these advanced technologies. The current talent shortage calls for new education programmes to deliver a skilled, capable and adaptable workforce. Existing courses on design, engineering and management related to production and manufacturing do not systematically deliver the necessary skills and knowledge for an effective deployment of AM technologies. Based on a literature review and evidence collected from multi-stakeholder workshops, this paper presents the key themes for education programmes to address the current skill gap and barriers to AM adoption and exploitation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: additive manufacturing 3D printing education skills
Divisions: Div E > Strategy and Policy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 20:10
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 07:08
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66923-6_34