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Strategic Research Agenda: release 2014

This (updated) Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) has been produced by the AM Sub-Platform, as an update to the previous Additive Manufacturing (AM) SRAs produced and to highlight priority areas for future development.SRA 2014

Manufacturing has been highlighted by the European Union as one of the key enablers to tackling some of the European challenges and their subsequent targets, in particularly for growth and creating high quality value-adding jobs. The Horizon 2020 Framework Programme is taking action to support and promote business research and innovation in enabling technologies. One of the priority actions will cover advanced manufacturing and processes (Domain 1 of the Factories of the Future Multi-annual Roadmap (EFFRA, 27 November 2012)).

  • MANUFUTURE launched the European 'Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) in 2009 with the objective to encourage (pre-competitive) research on production technologies within the European Research Area. This was to be achieved through engagement with the ‘Factories of the Future’ (FoF) Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the European Union (Bessey, 15 May 2012).
  • FoF has developed a roadmap for 'Factories of the Future 2020' (EFFRA, 27 November 2012). This roadmap highlights AM as a ‘key advanced manufacturing process’ and one where a broad range of benefits can be realised, including its potential for supporting environmental sustainability for manufacturing.


Please find the updated document here.

Kind Regards on behalf of the AM Platform,

Frits Feenstra TNO (NL), Martin Schaefer Siemens (DE), Rob Scudamore TWI (UK), Oliver Jay Teknologisk (DK)

contributions / comments on the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) 2013


Your input on the Strategic Research Agenda is very much appreciated.

The deadline for sending your comments, contributions or amendments is August 17th, 2013.


Looking forward to your comments and suggestions!

Kind Regards on behalf of the AM Platform,

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Review: Additive Manufacturing Strategic Research Agenda

The latest draft of the Additive Manufacturing Strategic Research Agenda as presented on the AM Platform meeting dd June 21st 2011 by Emma Ashcroft (TWI)  has now been uploaded for commenting and (re)viewing by all stakeholders.

The document can be downloaded here for registered members.

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We look forward to receiving your suggestions!
On behalf of the AM management team

Frits Feenstra

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