|Business||Time||Project Coordinator||Funding Scheme|
|Industry||Start date: 01/11/2016
End date: 31/12/2018
Additive Manufacturing is the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer. Nowadays AM technologies have been identified as one of the most promising production technologies at global level. In particular Europe, at both a political and industrial level, possesses great potential to become a world leader in the development and deployment of these technologies, but the global picture for competitiveness of European companies is severely being threatened. This is mainly due to recent developments and important investments made in the field of AM by other countries such as the USA, China and Korea etc. In this context, the overall objective of AM-Motion is to contribute to a rapid market uptake of AM technologies across Europe by connecting and upscaling existing initiatives and efforts, improving the conditions for large-scale, cross-regional demonstration and market deployment, and by involving a large number of key stakeholders, particularly from industry. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723560.
In the framework of AM-motion, RINA has been in charge of the development and release of a roadmap detailing all the key technical and non-technical priorities identified in order to guide the industrial exploitation of AM research, leading to successful commercialization of AM-based products and services.
The roadmap includes:
Opportunities for creating synergies (partnering and collaborations) among the main institutions and stakeholders working on AM The draft roadmap is available on the web for all interested European parties and to facilitate future updates.
The final roadmap will be published by the end of December 2018.
In conclusion, AM-motion had the following positive impacts for the EU industrial community: