3D printing is a cornerstone of the industrial shift towards advanced manufacturing, creating opportunities for employment, value creation, and reallocation of manufacturing production back to Europe. As is the case with any disruptive technology, new needs for skills and qualifications are emerging; 3D printing requires skilled blue-collar employees in manufacturing to acquire new competences.

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3D Printing
3D Scanning
AM Technologies
Additive Manufacturing
Extrusion Based Systems
Laser Based Process

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The development of skills required to enter the 3D printing job market is not currently supported by VET programs and apprenticeships that can lead to certification, and applied 3D printing skills remain unavailable to most VET job profiles. The 3DPRISM MOOC aims to tackle this challenge by supporting VET provision to equip technicians & operators with 3D printing skills. The MOOC will provide learners with the basics of Additive Manufacturing (AM), implications to manufacturing industries, advantages, limitations & advances in AM and comparison to subtractive manufacturing.