OUTPUT 1: Report on the 3D Printing Industry

Here you can find the first Report on the 3D Printing Industry: Current skills and qualification needs. It consists of two different documents, which you can download in five different languages. As one of the first outputs of our project E3D+ Training material for developing 3D printers, those reports are our basis for developing a professional training program. They provide the information needed for preparing learning contents that will improve the knowledge and competitiveness, as well as show potential applications and business opportunities in the 3D printing sector.

The first document – Study of the current educational offer existing in the EU taking special attention to VET programs – is a study of current educational provision in the EU. The purpose of this research is to show where courses are held all over Europe, what kind of courses are offered in general and to whom they are intended.

For the second document – Study needs – we have gathered the feedback from the target groups in terms of the current educational and training programs offered for the 3D sector. For this propose a survey was conducted and spread out by different European countries. It compiles information about personal knowledge and skills on 3D printing, respondent’s experiences with educational and training programs, current needs and suggestions for future educational and training programs on 3D printing.

The information gained from both studies are so important for our project work and by sharing the reports with you, we hope they will become valuable for you too.


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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission - application number 2015-1-DE02-KA202-002496. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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