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.

E-PLATFORM testing successfully completed

The ACCESS-3DP course has been designed to provide training material related to advanced manufacturing (AM), in particular 3D printing and advanced industrial robotics. It is aimed at different target groups: professionals, workers, entrepreneurs, students, VET providers, universities, unemployed, local education authorities, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders from traditional sectors.

The testing phase was conducted in all projects participating countries – France, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain during the period from November 2022 till the mid-February 2023.

It comprises six modules and each module ends with a test of knowledge assessment.

Conclusion of e-platform testing

The pilot testing phase went according to plan, with the participation of users from outside the five partner countries, focusing on the content of the training course and the features of the interactive training platform, provided the consortium with a very good opportunity to obtain feedback from the first users. The pilot phase allowed us to identify possible improvements for the future.

In the future, the partners will analyse possible updates in terms of structuring the content in more detail (dividing it into shorter segments), transferring the study material into video format, and providing additional content focusing on the required topic of real case studies of new business models with 3D printing and any other descriptions of practical experiences. We have also identified the importance of moving towards green processes and have therefore covered aspects of circularity within 3D printing.

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