ACCESS-3DP is a transnational project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The project aims at taking Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) as a new, disruptive technology under the umbrella of Advanced Manufacturing in order to set out frameworks to train and upskill workers in the craft and creative industries.

It is implemented by 5 different organisations in France, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

LAST Transnational Meeting in Lyon, France

The fourth transnational meeting of the ACCESS-3DP project, funded by the Erasmus+ programme, took place in Lyon, France, hosted by the Chamber of Craft Auvergne Rhône Alpes (CMA AURA).

The meeting was attended by all 5 partners from France, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. On the first day (15 March 2023), we had an overview of IO4 – lessons learnt from the implementation of the pilot activities presented by the project partner from Portugal and Slovakia (CTCP – TUKE). Then we had an overview of quality management and an update on project indicators presented by the partner from Spain (CETEM). The partner from Slovenia (STP) explained how the communication in the project has been going so far and what still needs to be done by the end of the project. Finally, we reviewed how to complete all the necessary documents at the end of the project and the final report and project evaluation and final payment.


The second day (16 March 2023) was devoted to a practical tour of the surrounding Campuses. First we visited the Fab lab of Ecole Centrale Lyon, where we were shown the technical spaces where students can learn about technologies 4.0 and create things. After the tour, the project partners (CTCP and CETEM) gave a lecture to students and academics on “Applications of 3D printing in the craft sector: the potential of innovative technologies applied to traditional sectors – How engineers and craft entrepreneurs can work hand to hand through 3D printing”. Later, we visited the Campus Numérique (Regional Innovation Hub), where we were introduced to the SURFAB and SWARM platforms and shown around their premises and how they work.