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Advanced manufacturing projects report

The manufacturing industry plays a key role in the green and digital transitions and is a major employer in the Union. This report from EC looks at the rich portfolio of EU projects supporting advanced manufacturing, including additive manufaturing, mostly under the Factories of the Future and Made in Europe partnerships. The projects are developing a diverse array of advanced manufacturing technologies, integrating them in the service of the manufacturing industry of the future. The report concludes with an analysis of the trends in manufacturing industry and the stakeholders’ vision.

Future needs include a systematic approach to circularity; distributed manufacturing; digitalisation and AI, in a human-centred manufacturing industry; and breakthrough technologies. Efforts beyond R&I are needed to take advantage of the technologies, including crucially the need to disseminate the technologies to companies, most importantly SMEs; and to foster the skilled workers that companies need to adopt the technologies.

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Trends in advanced manufacturing R&I - Publications Office of the EU (

2nd AM Village week -EDA

The 2nd edition of the AM Village Workshop, organised by the European Defence Agency,  will take place on 13 – 17 May 2024 at the Belgian Defence Logistic School in Tournai.

To prepare the Workshop in May 2024, EDA invites you to attend the 1 st AM Village 2024 Preparation Meeting, taking place on 21 – 22 February 2024 at the Belgium Defence Logistic School. To join the meeting, please register in the link below before February 16th: 

Registration 1st AM Village 24 Prep Meeting (

The AM Village 2024 is addressed to all AM experts from Armed Forces, Industry and Academia. AM Village is a workshop and not an exhibition and is focusing on the application of AM. It is also possible to contribute by a capability briefing on how you cab contrinute on the workhsop in may. You have to detail this in the registration if  you want to do it.. 

The main objective in 2023 was to identify military use cases where AM technology can provide suitable solutions to and to provide findings for further actions to be taken to support the implementation of AM. Additionally, the workshop created a win-win situation for both AM Industry and Armed Forces for a better common understanding of needs and requirements and possibilities and solutions.

The objectives of the AM Village 2024 are to pursue further the findings of 2023 and to further review industrial AM capabilities by testing and demonstrating, inter alia, deployable AM technology and AM manufacturing methods for different military use cases. This event will offer to industry the opportunity to identify and to provide “tailored to the mission” industrial AM solutions and will foster cooperation between industry and armed forces. The findings gained at the second AM Village edition will further enhance interoperability amongst Armed Forces and cooperation with AM industry.


The next European AM platform meeting will be held on 15 May 2024 at Rapidtech_3d in Erfurt-Germany!

Stay tunned, more info will come next year. Looking forward to welcome you all there! 

The Rapid.Tech 3D is the future-oriented pioneering event of the AM scene and the 20th edition will take place from 14 to 16 May 2024. The event offers a successful triad of specialist congressexhibition and networking opportunities for the AM industry. More info, registration and presentations opportunities here: 

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