Tips and Tricks of Additive Manufacturing

In the last decade, Additive Manufacturing (AM) represents the strongest revolutionary technology in manufacturing. This technology provides smart solutions to manufacturing issues that have so far limited the imagination in mechanical design. Design Freedom, lightweight structures and independence from economies of scale are just few of the benefits provided by AM.

However, the adoption of AM requires radical changes in approaching design and production. New concepts and rules should be introduced throughout the whole product life cycle and critical issues should be assessed to maximize its exploitation.

The seminar aims to increase confidence in Additive Manufacturing potential and to face the challenges that still characterized these technologies, such as the creation of a continuous process between the AM process and the subtractive post-process, a secure data transfer and the new materials potential. TNO, PROSTEP and the Engineering Department “Enzo Ferrari” will help us to meet these challenges.

1:45 PM Participant Registration

2:00 PM Giulia Broglia, CRIT, Introduction

2:10 PM Edwin van den Eijnden, TNO, “Industrial AM for functional polymer parts”

2:50 PM Martin Holland, PROSTEP “IP-Protection and Licensing of 3D-Printed Processes with Blockchain Technology”

3:30 PM Coffee Break

3:45 PM University of Modena and Reggio Emilia “Nuove proprietà dei materiali per AM”

4:25 PM Further (Q&A)

5:00 PM End

Industrial internet-of-things (IoT) and supply chain integration

The open seminar “Industrial IOT and supply chain integration”, part of the series titled “Digital transformation for a human-centred industry 4.0”, is being organized by t2i in Treviso on Thu 23, Nov 2017.  The event presents an acosystem of competencies able to stimulate unconventional business models: from data to sensor, from idea to solution, from prototype to automation.



A key enabler of the digital transformation is the in-depth integration of IT solutions (sensors, data analysis, cloud, …) in the whole production and logistic processes. Manufacturing companies need to merge product customization and efficient production, so industrial Internet-of-Things is a powerful mean to approach a holistic synergy of global supply chains.

Experts from international research orgs and industry players will explain for example how open middleware for prototyping IoT services provide the foundation for interoperable end-to-end testing and proofs of concept (Fraunhofer FOKUS).

The event will also showcase how universities can develop innovative data-driven solutions for automation systems (Dpt of Information Engineering, University of Padova).

The access to an ‘ecosystem of competencies’ involving reliable RTD and industrial players let SMEs ramp up impact of IIoT applications and adopt unconventional business models, integrating e.g. new powerful sensors (STMicroelectronics), remote monitoring, analytics and predictive maintenance for machine tools (beanTech) and efficient Manufacturing Operations Management (Reply).


15.00 Registration and demo sessions

15.30 Competitive and digital transformation: from strategies to the role of Digital Innovation Hub
Roberto Santolamazza, managing director
t2i technology transfer and innovation

15.45 System Modeling and Control applied to manufacturing processes
Alessandro Beghi, Full Professor of Industrial Automation, Dpt of Information Engineering (DEI)
University of Padova

16.00 An “ecosystem of competences” to ride the IoT paradigm: from idea validation to system solution
Luciano Pini, Sales Manager IoT South-Europa and President of Anie Componenti Elettronici
STMicroelectronics NV

16.20 Industria 4.0 in una visione olistica della Supply Chain
Patrizia Cavallo, Business Development Manager Brick Reply
Reply S.p.A.

16.50 Monitoring, analytics and predictive maintenance for machine tools and processes: Breton, a success case
Christian Peloso, Executive Sales Manager B.U. Industry 4.0 & Business Analytics
beanTech S.p.A.

17.10 OpenMTC – oneM2M middleware for prototyping IoT services (intervento in inglese)
Ronald Steinke, Business Unit Software-based Networks (NGNI)
Fraunhofer FOKUS Institute for Open Communication Systems

17.45 Q&A and conclusion

18.15 Networking aperitif and demo sessions

Sustainability and Competiveness: New technologies to provide indicators of economic, environmental and social performances

In close cooperation with various regional companies, CRIT is organising an open seminar on November 16 to discuss the impact as well as potential benefits of new technologies when it comes to corporate social responsibility and competitiveness.

The seminar will approach sustainabiilty integration within companies’ strategy, with particular focus on how Innovation and Key Enabling Technologies can contribute to it. Therefore, both of these assist decision makers monitor in real time operation fluxes and performances, so as to improve the quality of decisions, making competiveness and Corporate Social Responsibility fully compatible.


Human Machine Interaction – Assistive Robotics

On November 22, 2017 Business Upper Austria - OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH organises the next open seminar on "Human Machine Interaction - Assistive Robotics" in order to give participants insights into the application of human-machine interactions. Assistive robotics combines man and machine, intelligence and computing power, thinking assets and strength meaningful. Such systems are important for a production of the future. Interested parties from the fields of innovation, production and R&D have the opportunity to get information about the challenges of assistance systems in the production. Visit to the PROFACTOR Technology LAB After the seminar, different demonstrators of research projects will be presented to give you an overview of the future of robotic – the robotic that considers intelligent cooperation with humans. – XRob: easy robot configuration – IGUS: low-cost robots for everyone – Assistme: new user interface for more acceptance of robots – Siam: Augmented Reality for maintenance – addmanu: robot-based inkjet printing on curved surfaces

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