Report from EC Additive Manufacturing workshop 2014
Dear participant of the EC Additive Manufacturing workshop 2014,
The Report from the workshop is now publicly available. It will be also available soon at our web page. In the meantime, please feel free to distribute it to whoever you think may have an interest on it. Please download it from here
Your comments about the report and contributions will also be welcomed.
Germán ESTEBAN MUÑIZ
Research Programme Officer - Key Enabling Technologies
DG Research & Innovation
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.
Eric Klemp, Jens Pottebaum and Rainer Koch
on behalf of the RepAIR team
AM-Platform informal meeting November 27th at Euromold 2014 Frankfurt
Dear AM Platform member,
Many meetings and events are planned the last months of the year: Euromold, Brookerages, national events, ...
Based on this we decided that it would be too busy to organize a full day AM-Platform meeting as we are used to. It is shifted to Spring – Jan – Feb 2015 (details to follow).
However, we want to provide an opportunity to meet with you and discuss new H2020 project ideas, recent developments and trends in AM and beyond.
On behalf of the AM-Platform management board, I kindly invite you to attend the informal AM-Platform meeting which will be held at Euromold in Frankfurt.
We will meet for a chat, drink and snack on Thursday November 27th from 15.00 on at the TNO booth in Hall 11 Stand 132 on Euromold 2014 Frankfurt.
We look forward to meeting you there and exchange latest ideas and news & achievements!
With kind regards on behalf of the AM-Platform,
NB: for organizational purposes, we would appreciate a note on your attendance and possibly dietary needs!
BEST: Brokerage event for the coming H2020 NMBP work programme 2015
BEST is the brokerage event for the coming H2020 NMBP work programme 2015.
It is organized by the European Technology Integrating and Innovation Platform on Nanotechnology NANOfutures with the collaboration of the European Platforms for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies EUMAT and Manufacturing, MANUFUTURE.
The event will be held at Egmont Palace in
Brussels on November 13rd 2014
and will be opened by the European Commission.
It is for the coming H2020 NMBP work programme 2015 including all the coming topics, also those from PPPs FoF, EeB and Spire ones.
It is free of charge. However, space is limited so attendance is restricted to one person per entity. Subscriber’s selection will be done observing the need for a balanced participation from industries and research entities and the priority to earlier applications. Final acceptances will be sent around october.
More info and applications on: http://nanofutures.eu/brokerage/apply
The purpose of the Diginova coordinating work is to determine the current status and assess and promote the expected potential of Digital Fabrication for the future of materials research and manufacturing in Europe, taking the Diginova scope as a starting point. We will map key material innovation and application domains, identify key technology challenges and new business opportunities. We will identify and connect main stakeholders through establishment of innovation networks centered around concrete identified business cases, to determine the added value and feasible routes to commercialization.
On YouTube you'll find a 4 min illustration about the idea of Digital Fabrication (in future).
Our findings will result in a Digital Fabrication roadmap describing new business as well as technology drivers, aligned with a map of the most attractive innovative product categories for applications of new materials and processes, derived from a well-founded business perspective. The roadmap will describe the most promising materials and material deposition and modification technologies and will point out the direction for innovation in materials and digital fabrication to transform EU industries from their 20th century analogue roots to their 21st century digital future.
Achieving the ambitions of the Diginova project will
- Create a paradigm shift in manufacturing that will open up huge opportunities for future growth for manufacturing and new material developement in Europe.
- Deliver a roadmap for Digital Fabrication drafted by the project partners together with all identified key actors. This will provide a meaningful framework and guideline for innovation for all actors in the innovation value chain.
- Help to eliminate compromises that reduce the functionalities of new advanced materials thereby maximising their potential value and shortening the time from lab to market.
- Lower barriers for adoption and application of advanced new materials leading to faster innovation cycles.
- Build better coordination networks of three key groups of stakeholders, centred around well described and widly recognized key application focus areas: materials developers, manufacturing equipment developers and application developers/owners.
Interview with Malcolm Harbour
An interview with Malcolm Harbour, member of the European parliament, on the the European standarisation system.
Malcolm Harbour, member of the European parliament, discusses the
European standarisation system and the standarisation package that the
committee he chairs has recently amended and approved.
You can download the interview here.
Leaflet/brochures Compolight results
Additive Manufacturing in The Economist
Economist edition Apr 21st 2012, a special report has been incorporated on the
third industrial revolution. The
article deals with the digitalisation of the industrial production, enabling
and Additive Manufacturing play a key role to enable this. Also, a new concept
of manufacturing is mentioned, i.e. the TNO Printvalley machine.
The Economist: Can it be done? Yes: TNO makes it happen! “Can it be done? Back to the
EuroMold exhibition, where TNO, an independent research group based in the
Netherlands, showed a novel machine with 100 platforms travelling around a
carousel in a continuous loop. A variety of 3D-printing heads would deposit
plastics, metals or ceramics onto each platform as they pass to make complete
products, layer by layer. Scale up the idea, straighten out the carousel and
you have a production line with multiple printing heads.”
You can read the complete article in the Economist here
This article led to a television news item, view it here. (DUTCH ONLY)
Additive Manufacturing Roadmap
Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing: Identifying the Future of Freeform Processing
The objective of the Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing (RAM): Identifying the Future of Freeform Processing was to develop and articulate a roadmap for research in the area of additive manufacturing for the next 10-12 years. (102 page pdf)
Industries that will drive the market over the next decade include the military, dentistry, jewelry, entertainment products (e.g., video games), collectables, home accessories, and toys.
Two whole layer AM processes have been commercialized and two others are in the works. This type of processing is not only faster, but it may offer improvements in accuracy, surface finish, simplicity, and machine reliability.
to download the roadmap (18Mb)
Information on the internet can be found here
Read more: Additive Manufacturing Roadmap