The Additive Manufacturing Teaching Factory: Hands-on Learning Nuggets for Educating a Future Generation of European AM Specialists
AM is a technology whose character is highly digital, and therefore is the ideal educational platform for promoting digital skills in manufacturing education. Currently available educational modules are typically either based towards certain providers of AM systems (as a pre-sales activity) or in many other cases based on rather theoretical modules. Therefore, the project EIT-AddManu (powered by European Insitute of Technology) has been created and aims at providing a broad, manufacturer independent education with a strong hands-on attitude which should help students and industrial consumers to improve their skills in fields like design, application oriented thinking, and innovative manufacturing methodologies.Public as well as private educational institutions from Austria, Finland, the Netherlands and Spain are contributing to EIT-AddManu with innovative and relevant learning nuggets, aiming at motivating and educating the future generation of European AM specialists.
Julia Anna Schönherr
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Born in Kassel, Germany, Dr. Julia Anna Schönherr started her mechanical engineering studies at the University of Kassel in 2008 and continued 2 years later at Leibniz University, Hanover specializing in biomedical engineering and mechanics, graduating with her masters in 2014.
During her Master thesis, she joined the company Otto Bock in Vienna for half a year and stayed in the beautiful capital of Austria before starting her PhD at the Institute of Materials Science and Technology at TU Wien, in March 2014.
In TU Wien’s AM group, led by Prof. Stampfl, she worked on additive manufacturing for biomedical application, with a focus on 3D-printed dental restoration made of ceramics.
Since graduating in 2018 she continues to work as a post-doctoral researcher focussing on developing an international curriculum for educating technologies using digital methods such as additive manufacturing within the EIT-Manufacturing activity EIT-AddManu.