Kick of Meeting with AM Experts

Kick of Meeting with AM Experts – 16th September 2020

As a result of the engagement of SAM consortium with external AM experts, the first Metal AM Working Group meeting was conducted online on the 16th September. This was the first activity of the group, which will be responsible for the review and/or development of the International AM Qualifications (IAMQS) and Units of Learning Outcomes based on the industrial needs identified by SAM project and validated by industry during the first auscultation period (2019).

The meeting covered:

  • - Overview on the 1st IAMQS
  • - SAM project and setting up of the AM Qualification Council
  • - Introduction to AM Training Guidelines & Best practices of the review of qualifications /Units of learning outcomes
  • - Transfer of the methodological approach for the review of qualifications

The event counted with the participation of around 50 experts from Academia, Industry and Research Centres which are integrated in five sub -groups corresponding to AM processes (i.e. PBF-LB, PBF-EB, DED ARC, DED-LB and BJ).
The Metal AM WG is lead by David Wimpenny from MTC and was stablished in July as part of the European AM Qualification Council.
The 1st review session will be conducted on the 8th of October 2020 with the Metal AM PBF-LB group.