SAM Project launches two new surveys


The SAM (Sector Skills Strategy in Additive Manufacturing) project has launched two new surveys that will help it deliver better training to future 3D printing workforces.

Running until the 30th December 2021, the surveys are inviting research, technology, and development centers and training organizations to share their insights on additive manufacturing training practices, challenges, and future needs.

The EWF-coordinated SAM project published its first report into the skill deficit within the 3D printing workforce in 2020.

The first survey, “Survey on AM Skills & Trends for RTOs”, is aimed primarily at research, technology and development centers. Lasting just 5-8 minutes, the survey is focusing how 3D printing is evolving, the main challenges and trends of the technology, and which skills will be required in the future. The survey is split into two sections: General info and background and AM trends and their impact on skills needs.

The second survey, “Short-Term Survey on AM Training Practices and Challenges”, is directed at training organizations and is seeking to understand how they envisage their 3D printing training activities, future training needs, and challenges. The survey lasts approximately five minutes and is split into three sections: General info and background, Existing training practices, and Future training needs and challenges.

Both surveys are available to participate in until 30th December 2021.