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, light-weight 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 aimed 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.

 

Video interviews:

 

Speakers and video reports:

CRIT

Giulia Broglia

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Introduction

Video

TNO

Edwin van den Eijnden

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Industrial AM for functional polymer parts

Video

PROSTEP

Martin Holland

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IP-Protection and Licensing of 3D-Printed Processes with Blockchain Technology

Video

UNIMORE

Paolo Veronesi

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Materiali metallici e trattamenti termici per l’AM

Video