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AMagine workshops are over for 2021!

We held four successful workshops in 2021 with 48 participants from over 27 companies. We want to thank all who took part for making the workshops so enjoyable and productive. The feedback survey showed that the workshops were perceived to be very useful and we will continue with them in the coming years:


  1. How likely are you to use the content of the workshop in your work? 8.4
  2. How likely would you recommend the workshop to another person in your position? 9.4
  3. How likely would you attend a workshop that goes more in-depth on one of the topics? 9.2


Our online content is still available for free on the Skills.move platform. Contact one of our project partners to gain access to the AMagine learning path that includes the following learning nuggets:

Design for AM for different industrial methods

  • Design for AM for different industrial methods
  • Identifying business potentials in AM and evaluating costs
  • Subcontracting and quality issues of AM
  • 3D Model preparation in software for AM
  • AM process preparation in software
  • Additive Thinking
  • Digital Workflow of Additive Manufacturing
  • Evaluation of additive manufacturing knowledge level

About AMagine

AMagine is an EIT Manufacturing-funded project that aims to boost additive manufacturing use in Europe by offering targeted professional education to designers and managers in the manufacturing sector. AMagine is conducted by Aalto University, TU Wien, and DeskArtes Oy.

Unlike other additive manufacturing professional education offerings on the market, our educational concept is designed for the specific needs of the region in which you operate.

We research the needs of a region by conducting interview studies with manufacturing stakeholders including OEMs, subcontractors, and additive manufacturing experts. We then use state-of-the-art quantitative content analysis techniques to reliably identify the knowledge gaps that need to be filled for the companies in the region to easily implement additive manufacturing.

Our educational concept is built on a combination of free, on-demand, self-learning online modules and interactive workshops that can be either held virtually or in person. Our pilot countries for 2021 are Finland and Austria with more countries joining in the following years.

AMagine Educational Offerings

AMagine offers companies a combination of free on-demand online learning material and interactive workshops for upskilling and reskilling their employees in additive manufacturing. The educational content primarily involves product design and value chain aspects associated with additive manufacturing.

The free online learning material of AMagine is available for you to complete on your own time and at your own pace. The content is in the form of short, to-the-point learning modules on Skills.move. If your interest goes beyond our free online learning content, you can further your learning in interactive workshops organized by AMagine partners.

For advanced learning, AMagine offers interactive workshops led by leading additive manufacturing implementation experts. The exact content is defined on a region-by-region basis and therefore tailored to the identified knowledge gaps you might be dealing with. The workshops are organized by local partners in Finland and Austria and special attention is given to their accessibility: the workshops are held in the preferred language of the region and use software that is specifically designed to be intuitive to learn.

AMagine Team

Dr. Sergei Chekurov

AMagine Activity Leader

Researcher, “Advanced Manufacturing and Materials”, Aalto University

Dr. Arko Steinwender

AMagine WP Leader

Researcher, “Materials and Additive Manufacturing”, TU Wien

Dr. Julia Schönherr

AMagine WP Leader

Researcher, “Materials and Additive Manufacturing”, TU Wien

Ismo Mäkelä

AMagine WP Leader

Business Director, DeskArtes Oy

Roy Björkstrand

Researcher, Laboratory Manager of Digital Design Laboratory, Aalto University

Jan-Niklas Beicher

Researcher, “Factory Planning and Production Optimization”, TU Wien

Professor Jouni Partanen

Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Aalto University

Professor Jürgen Stampfl

Head of Research Group “Materials and Additive Manufacturing”, TU Wien

Professor Sebastian Schlund

Head of Research Area “Human-Machine-Interaction”, TU Wien

Project Partners