Following the successful AMEF 2016 conference two weeks ago, we would like to ask you for your professional input as an AM expert.
As you might know in the FoFAM EU project which was presented at AMEF 2016, we are elaborating a roadmap for the implementation of AM. This roadmap was developed around 4 main sectors and value chain segments. Both technological and non-technological actions (eg. Standardisation, education..) are included separated by sector or applying to all (cross-cutting).
Please find attached the draft document for your consultation, containing the AM gaps, and possible actions to tackle them, identified with the collaborations with AM Experts.
We would appreciate that you check it , let us know if you find the doc ok or not and provide possible comments /inputs up to December 2nd. Of course, you can focus in all actions or in the specific areas according your expertise. Please use track changes /other color.
With all comments receive we will produce the last version at the end of the year. This will be the starting point of AM-motion project roadmap.
Many thanks for your collaboration in advance,
Paula Queipo Coordinator FoFAM Frits Feenstra Coordinator AM-Platform
Great success of the Additive Manufacturing European Forum (AMEF 2016)
The EFDD Group of the European Parliament is organizing the conference “THE 3D PRINTING REVOLUTION AND THE DENTAL SECTOR: OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND FUTURE APPLICATIONS” on Wednesday November 30th from 9.30 to 13.00, at the Hotel Leopold in Brussels (Belgium), with the participation of the S&D Group and the patronage of AIO, representatives from the European Commission, the Council of the European Dentists (CED), the Italian Dental Association (AIO), the Federation of the European Dental Industry (FIDE) and speakers from the main 3D printing/Additive Manufacturing companies.
Additive manufacturing and the Dental Sector
The medical and dental sectors represent around 13.1% usage of Additive Manufacturing (Wohlers, Report 2015, p.21) and are particularly driven by mass customisation and personalisation. AM offers the possibility to have a simplified production chain obtaining fully dense and porous structures that allow better fixation of implants: tens of thousands of 3DP-fabricated metal implants are in fact produced every year. Invisalignâ dental braces but also crowns are probably the most well-known 3D-printed products. Braces are produced indirectly: thus, first the moulds are 3D-printed and then the braces are manufactured using these moulds. The main driver to use 3D-printing is its capability for mass customisation.
Several millions of moulds are printed every year and a similar approach is used for producing dental crowns, an application started years ago with the production of dental restorations such as veneers, inlays, crowns and bridges using dental CAD-CAM systems
The reducing cost of processing power will ensure that these developments will continue thanks also to the introduction of a new range of digital intra-oral scanners. With regard to the manufacture of prostheses this is currently dominated by subtractive machining technology but it is inevitable that the additive processing routes of layered fabrication will start to have an impact.
“Additive Manufacturing European Forum“ Albert Borschette Congress Center in Brussels 9th November (9.00-18.00h).
The AM European Forum 2016 was born from two strategic H2020 Coordinated Support Actions: “AM-Motion: A strategic approach to increasing Europe’s value proposition for Additive Manufacturing technologies and capabilities” and “FoFAM: Industrial and Regional Valorization of FoF AM projects”, and counts with the endorsement of the AM Platform. The event will be held with inclusion of the 18th AM-Platform meeting.
The event will bring together policy makers, industry leaders, small to medium-sized enterprises, as well as universities, research and technology centres and other key stakeholders. The debate on the economic, social and technical challenges urging to be solved can accelerate the AM market uptake in the digitalisation era.
Please find the (tentative) agenda here Attendance is limited to 250 people and filling up rapidly already!
Moreover, the next day:
Standardization practical workshop for projects with CEN/CENELEC
In the framework of CEN/TC 438 ‘Additive Manufacturing’ programme of activities and in collaboration with FoFAM project (Horizon2020), CEN and CENELEC would like to invite you to the workshop ‘Standardization in Additive Manufacturing’ at CEN and CENELEC Management Centre, on 10 November 2016, in Brussels. Agenda attached. This workshop aims at strengthening the link between European research programs and standardization in Additive Manufacturing.The goal is to provide general information about European standardization and benefits standards can bring, to give an insight on standardization activities in the field of AM and provide examples and guidance about how to concretely link between research and standardization activities.
Looking forward to meeting you in Brussels!
On behalf of the AM-Platform Board,
Frits Feenstra Coordinator AM-Platform
Additive Manufacturing capabilities mapping: JOIN THE AM DATABASE!!
Additive Manufacturing capabilities mapping: JOIN THE AM DATABASE!!
Do you want to find out what are the latest AM developments coming from R&D&I projects? Who has experience or would like to use AM technologies? Which regions have AM in their Smart specialization strategies? Do you want your organisation to appear if someone is looking for strategic partners? …..and more?
Just join the new AM database service, your one stop shop for Additive Manufacturing.
To have a global overview of existing knowledge, research and technology capabilities and regional strategies around AM, FoFAM H2020 project has developed an e-tool to gather information on existing projects, regional strategies and R&D programs and actors around these technologies. The main aim is to facilitate the stakeholders realising alliances and collaborations for R&D or business purposes towards potential partners and detect synergies and complementariness in order to avoid duplication and establish coordinated actions.
The tool, which comes in the form of a database, follows the sectorial value chain approach established in the FoFAM project, being possible to group the information around key sectors for the AM deployment in Europe. This in-depth approach, allows, for example, clustering the information around particular VC segments (modelling, design, material, process…) or even around a type of AM process or material.
Would you like to be part of it? Please select the most suitable template* for you. Fill it in and send us the info. We will upload it on the website.
The database is available at the European Technology Platform on Additive Manufacturing “AM-Platform” website (www.AM-platform.com). To access it, it is necessary that the user is registered and logs in as a member of the AM Platform.
*Project, region and actor’s Templates at: http://www.fofamproject.eu/database.html
Advanced Manufacturing Ireland (Dublin) is looking for Principle Investigator in Additive Manufacturing.
Advanced Manufacturing Ireland is the collective family brand for Applied, Industry-Focused Manufacturing Research including ICMR (Irish Centre for Manufacturing Research), i2e2 (Innovation for Ireland's Energy Efficiency) and Irish Manufacturing Research Ltd.
Advanced Manufacturing Ireland is seeking a Principle Investigator who will be responsible for building and developing the organisation’s capability and research capacity to meet the growing needs of the centre and its industrial research partners in the area of additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
The successful candidate must have demonstrated significant experience in developing additive manufacturing solutions, in particular 3D printing solutions, for Industrial applications.
He/she will have the ability to apply technical knowledge to new environments and communicate this clearly to a diverse network with which he/she may not have been previously familiar.
Purpose of the Job:
The objective of the Centre, which is funded by Enterprise Ireland and the IDA Ireland, is to undertake industry-focused applied research for the benefit of, and with direct relevance to, the Irish manufacturing industry.
The aim of this position is to lead the development of capability and research teams in additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
The European 3D Printing Summit offers you a multi-disciplinary learning environment to truly benefit from others’ experiences at the cutting-edge of additive manufacturing and invites you to share your work and new findings by submitting your abstract to the #E3DPS2015.