14. - 17.11.2017
Frankfurt am Main
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International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies


Session Business for AM - Stage 2

11:15 Nick Pearce, Alexander Daniels Global


Tuesday, 14.11.2017, 11:15 - 11:45 hrs


11:15 "Hire for attitude and train for skills!" - Why AM must start thinking differently about recruitment
Nick Pearce, Alexander Daniels Global, Director, Birmingham, Grossbritannien
The additive manufacturing market is growing rapidly with continual development of new technologies. Integration with other Industrie 4.0 components like Big Data, Analytics or Robotics are disrupting industries. Such fast paced environments require a different mindset. The skills required now ARE NOT the skills that will be required in five years. With skills shortages in key areas like materials science, software, applications and engineering impacting additive manufacturing, now is the time to start thinking differently about recruitment. This presentation outlines the six critical competences required for long term success in the new world of digital manufacturing, why it is important for organisations to build them into their working culture and how to assess potential employees as part of the recruitment process.


Mr. Nick Pearce
Nick Pearce
Alexander Daniels Global, Director, Birmingham, Grossbritannien
Nick Pearce is a Founder and Director of Alexander Daniels Global. The company's stated vision is 'to enable the industrial revolution in additive manufacturing through talent' and to work with the leading innovators, developers and adopters of AM Technology, Materials and Software. Alexander Daniels Global aims to identify, engage and recruit the talented professionals to achieve the company's strategic objectives. Nick, who founded the business after reading a story about the application of additive manufacturing in facial reconstruction, is passionate about the technology and wants to play a part in its evolution.