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Newsletter #5


The latest EWF Podcast is now available:
How to assure the Harmonization and Quality of the System.
EWF was created in 1992, with the main purpose of creating a harmonized qualification and certification system, answering industry needs, harmonized worldwide, and supported in a quality system. This comes with challenges that EWF and its members have faced and overcome throughout the years. Nowadays this qualification and certification system is recognized worldwide. In this podcast, we will be focusing on the pillars of this harmonized system, and how this harmonization is assured within the users’ network.
On the past 19th of January 2021, EWF participated in the Kick-off meeting of a brand-new European project - ALBATROSS. The project aims to develop advanced Light-weight battery systems Optimized for fast charging, safety, and second-life applications.
On the 11th February 2021, RESURGAM project had its official kick-off meeting.
The consortium of 13 amazing European partners, will develop an innovative Underwater Friction Stir Welding robotic system, a modular fabrication with Friction Stir Welding capability and a digital platform to support it. Highly innovative outputs to be delivered to the maritime industry that will count on the exclusive expertise of the project partners.
The DRinVET project started on the 1st of March 2021 and for the next 22 months will create tools in Digital Reality to help teachers and trainers, who have been struggling to adapt to this new digital environment, in overcoming their difficulties, especially in terms of practical training delivery and assessment.
Another new project with the involvement of EWF, the TRUST project has officially started!
This project aims to design and develop a new European Destructive Testing Technician qualification standard, thus answering to the lack of training in Destructive Testing of welded joints. The project will benefit trainees, professionals, and companies.
Make sure you stay tuned for more news on TRUST project!
This is a project that aims to promote Open Access to Online Training in 3D Printing by introducing “non-manufacturing” professionals and other potential professionals to embrace digital technologies.
The project started on 1st of November 2020 and will run for 24 months.
The DEMO OR DIE project will focus on specific training/skills needs that were identified during the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected several countries across Europe. It aims to increase the level of knowledge, skills and competencies that individuals and companies will need to acquire to become proficient and confident in 3D Printing.
This project aims to create a new Professional Profile in Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM), the European Metal AM Design Technician, aligned with level 4 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), offering the trainees the opportunity to attend a brand-new Qualification and to participate on National and European Skills Competitions to be designed and organised in the scope of DESTINE.


The Erasmus+ blueprint for Skills in Additive Manufacturing, the SAM project, has released its Skills Strategic Roadmap to 2030 outlining key challenges of the Additive Manufacturing - AM sector and a strategy to overcome the obstacles and fully deploy AM technology for a faster, green, and digital recovery.
The “Roadmap” structure will allow each strategic initiative (and their related activities identified in the Roadmap as necessary to bridge such gaps) to be implemented in a realistic and measurable manner grounded in the AM Observatory and the deployment of the International AM Qualification System (IAMQS) through a network of accredited training providers, whose work is supported by a strong interlink with industrial stakeholders applying AM in their activity.
For more information, have a look at the Strategy Roadmap
We talked with Mr. Klas Boivie from Sintef about the relationship between Additive Manufacturing and Standards.
You can listen to the full podcast on the project website: Here!
The EU-funded MULTI-FUN project aims to focus on market-creating innovation, developing advanced materials and equipment for the additive manufacturing of multi-material parts.
Check out the project’s latest newsletter for all project updates!

On the 2nd of June, 2019 the OptimaSteel consortium started a project aiming to identify the workers’ needs and areas for improvement. A questionnaire was elaborated and presented to 100 workers with +50 years old on Groupe STELLANTIS - Mangualde Plant, to define the base for the necessities for these older steelworkers.
Final post-pilot surveys showed that those who installed the suggested apps and noticed the tips on the walls found them helpful to modify their choices, regarding nutritional balance, physical training and stress management, and the majority of the participants have also felt health progresses. As for the pillar of ergonomics, the work developed proved to be extremely important and will certainly influence the decision making at the industrial plant level.
Despite the limitations found, these results proved to be crucial for the implementation of modifications in the steel industry to provide a better quality of life for the older employees,

You can read the latest Project Press Release here!.


The LightMe project will participate on the The EuroNanoForum 2021.
The event is one of the best opportunities to reach out to the European and International community of researchers, policymakers, academia, and entrepreneurs who work and do business in the fields of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. The 2021 edition of the EuroNano Forum counts with a multidisciplinary group of exhibitors that will showcase their work, latest developments, and findings.
You can register for free and participate in this event by following the link below:
ModuLase – On-line Demo Event 21st of May 2021
ModuLase will open its "virtual" doors and invites all stakeholders and general public to see the latest developments on its system!
Final event – 21/05 (
You can get more information here!
The first General Assembly of 2021 will take place online on the 25th of May 2021
Members will analyse and discuss EWF Annual Report 2020, the status of the different actions being implemented related to EWF strategy and the reports of the International Joining Qualification and Certification Council – IJQCC and the International Additive Manufacturing Qualification Council – IAMQC. 
Transforming Industry with Additive Manufacturing – 26th May 2021
Join the discussion on the 26th May and get to know the amazing stories of what is like to be a woman in Additive Manufacturing. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet Directed Energy Deposition top experts from all around Europe and ask them a question!
AMable Open Call of certification
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