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Prima Industrie-INNOVATION DAY 2019

Prima Industrie invites you to the INNOVATION DAY 2019
On October 22nd and 23rd, Prima Industrie Headquarters will host the second edition of the Innovation Day.

10:30 AM | 4:45 PM Prima Industrie HQTC
Due to the high number of participants, there are no more places available for October 23. For this reason, we extended the event to the previous day, to welcome you to our Headquarters in the best possible way.Register now to attend on October 22.
During the event, we will open the doors of our house to show you our brand new Advanced Laser Center.
Together with the new facility, during this event we will reveal the World Premiere of the new generation of Metal Additive Manufacturing systems by Prima Additive.
10:30 - Welcome and registration
11:00 - Presentation of Prima Industrie Group innovations
11:30 - Presentation of Prima Additive new products
12:00 - Demo performed live on new Prima Additive products
13:00 - Lunch
14:15 - Demo performed live on new Prima Additive products
16:45 - Food and music
What you will see during the event
The new Advanced Laser Center. The house of our R&D department and of Prima Additive division.
Our well established Metal Additive Manufacturing systems. The reliable Print Sharp 250 Powder Bed Fusion machine, equipped with the CS450 laser by Convergent (Prima Industrie Group), and the Laserdyne 430, our Direct Energy Deposition machine for small parts fabrication and reworking.
The new Powder Bed Fusion products, presented in World Premiere, featuring better productivity, improved working area for larger parts manufacturing, and new laser sources for additive manufacturing with different emission wavelength.
A preview of the new Direct Energy Deposition products, with new machines that will be available by the end of this year.
The brand new Direct Energy Deposition Head, a very fast solution to fully exploit this technology, improving productivity and surface quality, that will be installed on our machines, but can also be integrated on robots or used to retrofit 3D cutting machines.
More info:


New Proposal for a Collaborative Project on Additive Manufacturing of Hardmetals by non-laser Processes: AddiHM

OCSYNERGIES, the Fraunhofer IKTS Dresden, the Katholieke Universiteit KU Leuven, TECNALIA Research & Innovation San Sebastian and the Technical University of Catalonia BarcelonaTech UPC will soon launch a new Collaborative Project on Additive Manufacturing of Hardmetals by non-laser Processes (AddiHM).

The aim of this project is to establish a comparison and benchmarking of three AM processes for the production of homogeneous WC-12Co hardmetal blanks. The AM processes that will be assessed are:

  • Fused Filament Fabrication (IKTS),
  • Metal Binder Jetting (Tecnalia)
  • Direct Ink Writing (KU Leuven).

 An evaluation of the final AM components will be also carried out (UPC). Amongst the scientific/technological questions to be answered are:

  • How do these AM technologies differ from each other for near-net-shape manufacturing?
  • Is it possible to realise fully dense WC-12Co parts by means of AM, with similar properties as their conventionally processed equivalents?
  • How do the 3 AM technologies perform with respect to their material processing rate?
  • Is there any substantial difference in the consolidation and sintering of AM and conventionally processed WC-Co?  

The project will last 12 months and is open for participation to all interested organisations. The total budget of the project is EUR 69,900 to be shared by a minimum of six funding participants, so a maximum of EUR 11,650 per participant. Fees will decrease if more than six partners participate in the project. More information on Collaborative Projects can be found in this link and the AddiHM project proposal can be found in this link: project proposal. If you would like to join the AddiHM project or receive more information, please contact Dr Olivier Coube at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Tel: +33788006032.

The AddiHM project will be carried out in memory of Dr Leo Prakash. Dr Leo Prakash supported the idea of a European Project on Additive Manufacturing of Hardmetals and participated in several discussions with the contractors and the coordinator of the AddiHM project


2nd AM-Platform meeting 2019-22nd October

We are glad to invite you to the coming AM-Platform meeting
Date: 22nd October 2019

Venue: House of the Netherlands Provinces (HNP), Trierstraat 59, 1000 Brussels

The meeting is free of charge, however subscription is mandatory. All of you that would like to join us there please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Space is limited to 80 people




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