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

What is the AM-platform?

The AM-platform is a free of charge virtual central European area for all subject related to Additive Manufacturing (hereafter named AM)

The objective of the AM-platform is to contribute to a coherent strategy, understanding, development, dissemination and exploitation of AM.

AM is fragmented. Lots of organizations are working or doing research in this area but there is no coherent strategy and several interpret the subject differently. There is no central organization or place for peoples to for instance ask questions, to start a discussion, to find expertise, or to up- or download an interesting paper or article.

This platform helps to achieve the Lisbon & Gothenburg objectives as defined by the EC (to become the most dynamic and most competitive knowledge-based economy by 2010 and achieving sustainability by 2030).

The AM-platform is active since 2007 (formerly as the RM-platform)

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23rd AM-Platform 3rd web meeting

Date: February 2nd  2022 starting at : 14.00 ending: 16.30h

Venue: webmeeting TEAMs

Draft Agenda:

14.00 h    Welcome and AM-Platform Status -Martin Schaefer, AM-Platform Chair

14.15 h   Horizon Europe-New calls related to AM - Giulia Marzetti, European Commission 

Project  sessions

14.30-14.45 h - INTEGRADDE-LMD-powder industrial pilot line 

14.45-15.00 h -Commercialisation of AMable project- Olivier Jay, DTI

Proposal ideas pitching ( open to members)

Emerging sectors:

AM on the Building sector 

-MX3D company - Rene Bax 

-Low tech - High tech: from the raw earth to the 3D printed architecture- Alberto Chiusoli, WASP company

AM on defence

-EDA activities on AM – Selected examples -Martin Huber and Mathieu Schwander, EDA 

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AM related HORIZON EUROPE TOPICS: production process chain

Rapid reconfigurable production process chains (Made in Europe Partnership) (IA)

TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL4-2022-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-01

Deadline date: 30 March 2022 17:00:00 Brussels time
Expected Outcome: Projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:
  • Achieve a significant reduction in reconfiguration time, which includes all steps between stopping a production, reconfiguration of the individual production steps, requalification, adjustment of the intra-logistics processes, and ramping up to a full production speed;
  • Develop validated standardised interfaces and protocols to enable digitalised and thus flexible manufacturing processes;
  • Develop protocols for best practices in rapid reconfiguration applicable not only for the products and sectors present in the project, but also transferable to other sectors and application areas.

Scope: In times of disrupted supply chains or rapidly changing customer demands, production lines will need to be built flexible enough to be able to handle these variations. Rapid reconfiguration technologies of more flexible systems, will enable industries with many production process steps to maintain a resilience against sudden changes in ordering and/or supplies.

The projects should address reconfiguration of production systems in which the lines are running at medium or high volume manufacturing rates , and include a variety of production steps, such as cleaning, forming, thermal treatments, cutting, joining, surface treatments, painting, printing, assembly, etc. It should also consider complex logistics and non-manufacturing operations enabling the production runs. Projects should provide strategies for awareness and early detection of reconfiguration needs, e.g. by using A.I. and data technologies, to enhance their resilience towards threatening events or crisis situations.