About the European AM Observatory

Welcome to the European AM Observatory.

The AM Observatory is putting in practice a methodology for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth of the Additive Manufacturing Sector in Europe.
We provide updated information on AM skills needs shortages and mismatches and on technological trends.
We monitor a broader scope of AM related initiatives, which are in demand by the labour market within the European and National landscapes.

SAM’s skills strategy until 2030, outlines the sector needs and identifies a set of implementation activities towards AM skills development in Europe.

The Strategy includes:

  • Description of Key Challenges of the AM Sector, named “Gap Drives”;
  • Establishment of Strategic Objectives and outline of supporting actions and implementation activities put forward by SAM implementation and beyond;
  • Mind map of the AM Skills Roadmap representing the required Professional Profiles, Qualifications and Skills linked with the AM value -chain, materials and processes.

Learn more about the European AM Skills Strategy Roadmap by reading the booklet and full version.
Click of the image to view the activities in progress

The AM Observatory aims at gathering and presenting data of the Additive Manufacturing sector, with special focus on current and future skills

In addition to this objective, the AM Observatory aims at implementing an AM Qualification System through a network of AM training centres.

The AM Observatory is an interactive platform constantly updated that aims to track the evolution of this peculiar sector.

Adelaide Almeida

EWF Head of Educational Projects