Discover Manufacturing is a European project funded by EIT-Manufacturing. The project partners are Stryker and I-Form in Ireland; FEUP (University of Porto) in Portugal; and ESI Software in the UK.
The project aims to help second-level teachers and teenage pupils (aged 14-16) gain an understanding of advanced manufacturing and the exciting career opportunities it offers.
Training in 3D printing and virtual protoyping will be offered to teachers in three countries in 2021. The project aims to train 50 second level teachers in the use of 3D printing technology in the classroom. Teachers and their students will then be invited to take part in a 3D printing design challenge. Students will work in teams to design and print a creative response to a health challenge in their local community. Teachers will be supported in delivering the challenge through ongoing engagement with project partners. A national final and international final will take place late in the year.