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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. We offer professional education in the form of physical or virtual workshops and online content.

Unlike other additive manufacturing professional education offerings on the market, our workshops target specific identified needs on regional level. We achieve this by conducting interview studies with manufacturing stakeholders of the region that include the OEMs, subcontractors, additive manufacturing service providers, and additive manufacturing machinery producers. 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 pilot countries for 2021 are Finland and Austria with more countries joining in the following years.

AMagine educational offerings

AMagine offers companies two avenues for upskilling and reskilling their employees in additive manufacturing: workshops and digital content.

The content of the workshops concerns product design and value chain aspects associated with additive manufacturing. The exact content is defined on a region-by-region basis based on the identified knowledge gaps in that region. 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.

The digital content of AMagine supports learners in getting the most out of the workshops. Because our workshops are targeted at a specific knowledge gap, a certain level of expertise is required to follow them with ease. The digital content gives the learners the necessary background information. The content is in the form of short, easy-to-absorb learning modules on the EIT Manufacturing Guided Learning Platform.

News

AMagine will be present at the Austrian 3D Printing Forum!

AMagine will be present at the Austrian 3D Printing Forum on 15.6.2021 together with the EIT Manufacturing project AddManu.

Please join us at the booth and see the program.

The team behind AMagine

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

Dr. Sergei Chekurov

Activity Leader

Researcher, “Advanced Manufacturing and Materials”, Aalto University

Dr. Arko Steinwender

Researcher, “Materials and Additive Manufacturing”, TU Wien

Dr. Julia Schönherr

Researcher, “Materials and Additive Manufacturing”, TU Wien

Roy Björkstrand

Researcher, Laboratory Manager of Digital Design Laboratory, Aalto University

Project partners

Contact AMagine

Would you like to get your company’s AM knowledge gaps identified or would you like to participate in one of the AMagine workshops in Finland or Austria? Let us know!

  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