European technology Sub-platform in Additive manufacturing: be aware of the latest advances on AM and 3D printing technologies and network with key stakeholders.

Great success of the Additive Manufacturing European Forum (AMEF 2016)

Thanks again for joining us in the Additive Manufacturing European Forum!

All the presentations will be available in this link 
On behalf of AM-motion, FoFAM and AM platform, we wish you had a very fruitful event and hope to see you again in the future!

The 3D printing revolution and the Dental sector

November 30th, 2016 from 9.00 to 13.00

Hotel Leopold in Brussels, 35 Rue du Luxembourg

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.

Registration is free but seats are limited and pre-registration is required
Please us the following link to register

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The event is co-hosted by two Members of the European Parliament from two political groups: Dario Tamburrano (EFDD) and Patrizia Toja (S&D) and is divided in two sessions.

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Additive Manufacturing European Forum: 9th November 2016


Dear AM Stakeholder,

“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.

If you wish to participate to any of these events, please subscribe with and contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking forward to meeting you in Brussels!

On behalf of the AM-Platform Board,

Frits Feenstra
Coordinator AM-Platform

BEST event H2020 nov 13th, 2014

Brokerage Event for Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

BEST event H2020 nov 13th, Place du Petit Sablon 8, 1000 Bruxelles Brussels,

A brokerage event for the incoming H2020 NMBP work program is organized by the European Technology Platform NANOfutures with the collaboration of EUMAT and Manufuture.
It will take place on the 13th of November 2014 in Brussels.
Click here to learn about the location.
Click here to download the agenda.

You will meet there global players and European companies, e.g. Acciona, Bosch, GDF Suez, Nikon Metrology, NIL Technology, Procter and Gamble, Thales, Tolsa, Umicore. The event will be opened by the European Commission.

Registration for Factories of the Future PPP Info Day is Open


Update: 28 July 2015

Registration for the annual ‘Factories of the Future’ PPP Info Day is now open online. The event will take place in the Charlemagne Building (Brussels) on 15 October.

The Info Day is an ideal opportunity to learn more about the 2016/2017 call topics, meet the European Commission project officers and identify potential projects/project partners.

EFFRA will open online brokerage well in advance of the Info Day once the call topics are officially published in September.

There will be a very high level of interest therefore EFFRA strongly recommends that interested people register at the earliest opportunity. The European Commission is responsible for registration and therefore EFFRA members must register directly.


EFFRA Public-Private Partnership Info Day, 21 October 2014

EFFRA Public-Private Partnership Info Day, 21 October 2014, Charlemagne Building | Rue de la Loi 170

The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) is a non-for-profit, industry-driven association promoting the development of new and innovative production technologies.

The key objective of EFFRA is to promote pre-competitive research on production technologies within the European Research Area by engaging in a public-private partnership with the European Union called 'Factories of the Future'.

1st official public RepAIR workshop at Euromold 2014

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Dear members of AM-Platform,

we would like to invite you to our 1st official public RepAIR workshop at Euromold 2014 in Frankfurt a.M. On the 28th of November we will present an overview of current results of all work packages.

The RepAIR project follows an holistic approach to support the entire supply chain by integrating Additive Manufacturing as a new option for the repair of aircraft parts. The workshop will be structured along a storyline from part lifetime prediction and failure estimation, decision support for MRO, the actual AM technologies to overarching topics like certification. Please find attached the complete programme of the workshop. As a core element of the RepAIR approach, you are kindly invited to explore a first version of our high batch repair solution at the booth of SLM Solution. The RepAIR team will be represented during the whole Euromold fair at the DMRC booth in hall 11, stand C90.

We are looking forward to meet you in Frankfurt and to receive your feedback on our intermediary outcomes and plans for the second project phase! Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of any question or remark.

Best regards,

Eric Klemp, Jens Pottebaum and Rainer Koch

on behalf of the RepAIR team

Prosumernet October 15 – 16, 2014

Prosumernet October 15 – 16, Thon hotel  Brussels (

This public conference will present the strategy, management and next actions of the Design-based Consumer Goods Cross-ETP, a joint initiative of the Textile ETP with similar networks in other consumer goods sectors, which the European Commission has just officially recognised. It resulted from the work carried out in the PROsumer.NET project in 2011-2013. At this event also the final results of the Fashion-able EU project will be presented, which has developed new materials, production processes and business models for individualised fashion and functional wear for people with special needs.

European 3DP Summit febr 18-19 2015

Abstract submission deadline: 30th October, 2014

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.


European 3DP Summit febr 18-19 2015 Madrid (a.o Mrs de la Torre & Paula)

Euromold 25. - 28. November 2014

World Fair EuroMold: 20 years of success

The World Fair EuroMold – that´s 20 years of success for a highly specialised and internationally recognised trade fair. The EuroMold has been oriented towards users in areas such as the automobile, sub-contracting, electric and electronic industries, household appliances, medical devices, consumer goods, air and space travel and leisure and sport. In Addition, it is oriented to companies which provide application development as part of their business, which means everything in one place – the so-called total service provider.

Euromold 25. - 28. November 2014, Frankfurt / Main, Deutschland TNO Stand 132