Source of funding : Erasmus Plus
Duration of the project implementation : 26 months
31 December 2018 - 27 February 2021
Scope: SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CRAFT SECTOR THROUGH THE PROVISION OF TRAINING IN THE AREA OF DIGITAL MODELING AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
Current trends in craft sector show how important it is for craftspeople to embrace opportunities brought by the digital revolution. While the cost barrier to digital manufacturing processes, such as 3D printing, has reduced substantially for individual craftspeople and small craft companies, there typically remains a knowledge barrier, both in term of digital manufacturing processes and the ability to use software to produce 3D digital models.
In this context, Craft 4.0 project, wishes to promote the development of the craft profession by exploiting opportunities offered by modern technologies which complement hand making in order to create a new craft revolution for both an economic and cultural perspective.
The objective of this project is to create training tools and a peer network for craftspeople in the areas of digital modelling and digital/additive manufacturing.
The Craft 4.0 project seeks to develop:
- an online training platform in the area of Digital Modelling, Digital Manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing processes;
- an accessible framework for training development;
- a guide on how these modern technologies can support the development of craft products.
1.Defining the profile of the „Multidimensional Craft Entrepreneur” and development of the „Training Model”
2. The development of the „Craft 4.0 Training Course” that will contain information on the following topics: digital modelling and digital/additive manufacturing landscape, blender 3D modelling, introduction to Laser Cutting 3D printing and specific modules, for example: 3D for Jewellery and 3D for Ceramics.
3. Elaboration of a „Guideline to deploy the multidimensional craft entrepreneur”, a document that shows how the strategic use of the Craft 4.0 resources have the potential to improve the competitiveness of handicraft entrepreneurs.
The Consortium of the project consists of 7 partners from 7 different EU member states:
- Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland);
- CENFIM (Spain);
- North East Regional Development Agency (Romania);
- European Digital Learning Network Dlearn (Italy);
- Business Innovation Centre Innobridge (Bulgaria);
- MDH Maelardalens Hoegskola (Sweden);
- Civic Computing (United Kingdom).