The enrollements for e-learning pilot course on am kicks off

Materials and Products

The pilot training course will start in December and thanks to an e-learning platform it will be available according to your own needs and commitments. It will dedicated to students, workers and the unemployed people who intend to approach and deepen their knowledge and skills in the field of Additive Manufacturing.

In November, the enrollement will kick off for the participation to the pilot course dedicated to 3D printing applied to the Habitat and Tool-making sectors and developed within the European project SAMANTHA – Skills in Additive MANufacturing for the Toolmaking and HAbitat Sectors, funded by Erasmus Programme and of whic Centrocot is partner.

The pilot course combines technical knowledge and soft skills and it will also include mentorship activities by experts for open debates  and the acquisition of knowledge through direct testimonies. In detail, the course consists of nine modules, five dedicated to technical aspects and four to transversal skills, and they will be available online. Instead, the meetings with the mentors will take place both face-to-face and during webinars focused on specific topics in order to deepen aspects, trends and perspectives of Additive Manufacturing.

In developing the course, SAMANTHA project partners followed the approach of training “T-shaped skills” in the field of Additive Manufacturing.


La barra verticale della lettera T rappresenta la profondità delle competenze in un singolo dominio tecnico, mentre la barra orizzontale rappresenta la capacità di cooperare attraverso le discipline e di applicare le conoscenze in campi diversi dal proprio. Il curriculum del corso tiene conto di questo approccio e offre formazione tecnica (barra verticale) come le tecnologie di stampa 3D, processi di produzione con software di progettazione e modellazione etc. e competenze aggiuntive (barra orizzontale) relative al successo aziendale come innovazione del modello di business, creatività e innovazione sociale, comunicazione & networking.


The vertical bar of the letter T represents the depth of skills in a single technical domain, while the horizontal bar represents the ability to cooperate across disciplines and apply knowledge in fields other than one’s own. The course curriculum takes into account this approach and offers technical training (vertical bar) such as 3D printing technologies, production processes with design and modeling software etc. and additional skills (horizontal bar) related to business success such as business model innovation, creativity and social innovation, communication & networking.

The pilot course is dedicated to students, workers and the unemployed people who intend to approach this field of production. With this pilot training course, in fact, we want to provide a first knowledge on how technologies designed for different sectors can be integrated with more traditional sectors, such as textiles applied to furniture, providing tools for rapid prototyping, reducing costs, time, consumption of materials and, ultimately, the environmental impact. The advantages offered by additive manufacturing are many and among these we can point out the wide flexibility with regard to quantity (production from small batches to large) and shape since it makes it possible to develop objects with complex geometries and instant modification according to customer needs. From an environmental point of view, then, additive manufacturing affects the reduction of raw materials used, the improvement of performance, promotes the use of alternative materials to those in use, modifying the construction structure of the object that is rethought according to 3D printing.


For more information on how to register and the details of the topics covered in the pilot course, contact the Centrocot Training Area at the following e-mail address:

Author: Daniela Nebuloni

Centrocot Multisectoral Research and Innovation Dept.