EWF                                                                                MEMBERS' NEWSLETTER APRIL 2020

Additive Manufacturing has been a great focus of EWF since 2019. 
EWF has been putting a lot of effort in developing Additive Manufacturing Qualifications. 
Currently, there are seven qualifications in Metal Additive Manufacturing. Three at the Operator level and four at engineering level.
The following framework shows a comprehensive summary of AM Qualifications, as well as the corresponding competence units. 

European/International Powder Bed Fusion - Laser Beam Personnel
Qualifications: European / International Operator - E/IO PBF-LB
                                European / International Engineer - E/IE PBF-LB

European/International Directed Energy Deposition - Arc Personnel
Qualifications: European / International Operator - E/IO DED-Arc
                                European / International Engineer - E/IE DED-Arc

European/International Directed Energy Deposition - Laser Beam Personnel
Qualifications: European / International Operator - E/IO DED-LB
                                European / International Engineer - E/IE DED-LB

European/International Process Independent Personnel
Qualification: European / International Metal Additive Manufacturing Coordinator - E/IMAMC

Implement new qualifications:

Metal AM Designer (for PBF and DED Processes) - professionals with specific knowledge, skills, autonomy and responsibility to design metal AM solutions for PBF and DED Processes. Their main tasks are to:
      > Design Metal AM solutions ensuring and validating that parts can be made cost-effective and efficiently.
      > Close PBF/ DED Processes design projects by verifying requirements for production with engineer as well as process requirements, ensuring liaison with other technical areas to sign of drawings.− Contribute to projects in a teaming environment cooperation with AM Team.

Metal AM Supervisor - professionals with the specific knowledge, skills, autonomy and responsibility to Supervise AM production on shop floor: 
      > Ensure quality Procedures
      > Ensure Health & Safety Environment procedures


We have already started creating our network of AM training centres across Europe.

The first courses in the AM Qualification System, in several different places across Europe as shown in the picture,  have officially begun.

Upcoming training courses:

  • The LZH laser centre in Hannover will test the Competence Unit (CU) 08 DED-LB Process;
  • Operator PBF-LB courses will take place between September 7th-11th, 2020 at the IFW in Jena, Germany;
  • Throughout 2020, several Supervisor Qualifications will take place in Germany


Webinar provided by AMable, in portuguese 
Find out more at:

I-AM Conference in Lisbon. Will be rescheduled due to COVID-19. New dates soon to be announced. 
Find out more at:
3D Additive Expo, rescheduled 24th-29th of September due to COVID-19
Find out more at:

Formnext, leading exhibition in additive manufacturing
Find out more at:


Michal Kubica, EWF's President announced this March:
"Considering the exceptional circumstances existing in Europe due to the COVID-19 outbreak, EWF's Board Members decided to cancel the meetings of EWF Board and General Assembly planned for 25th and 26th May 2020 in Seville.
The EWF Board suggests to all EWF members to replace the planned EWF General Assembly meeting by an online meeting, with reduced agenda that would address the most relevant and urgent items to be decided and/or approved by the General Assembly"
EWF members agreed to hold the EWF General Assembly online on the 26th May 2020.
As well the EWF Board of Directors meeting will be taking place online on the 25th May 2020.
Further details of organization and agenda for both meetings will be send to EWF members in the upcoming days.


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