National Forum to Address AM Education and Training

The event includes a tour of the CIMP-3D and a presentation from America Makes on its Roadmap for Workforce & Education Outreach.


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The freedoms and capabilities offered by additive manufacturing demand different ways of thinking about design and production. Learning how to think additively is a challenge for students as well as the existing workforce.

The National Forum on Additive Manufacturing (AM) Education and Training, taking place October 11-12, 2016, in State College, Pennsylvania, will address education and training for additive manufacturing. The first day of the conference will focus on the current education efforts within universities and community colleges and includes a tour of the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D).

The second day will center on national efforts and training programs for incumbent workers as well as the next generation. During the last session of the day, America Makes will present its Roadmap for Workforce & Education Outreach. Attendees will then be invited to join one of two working groups to discuss industry needs and training, or opportunities for a national network for AM education.

Session leaders include representatives from MIT, UC-Irvine, ExOne and more. Chuck Hall, founder of 3D Systems, will present the keynote address on the first day. Hall is also being honored with the inaugural Pioneer in Additive Manufacturing Medal during the forum.

Find additional details and register for the event here