High Performance Production through 3D-Printing

The key objective is to identify opportunities for joint-demonstration between regions, based on a solid mapping exercise and the detected complementarities between existing demonstration facilities and company needs.

High Performance Production through 3D-Printing

The area concerns the implementation of synergies in new 3DP value chains across regions based on smart specialisations of the regions. The key objective is to identify opportunities for joint-demonstration between regions, based on a solid mapping exercise and the detected complementarities between existing demonstration facilities and company needs. The proposed area, which is one of Vanguard Initiative's Pilot Projects, targets the accelerated deployment of new 3DP applications. The focus lies on applications at post-prototyping level (> TRL5).

Among the most innovative manufacturing solutions of the last decade, additive manufacturing (AM) technologies have been identified as one of the most promising production technologies at global level. They are considered to empower the transition from mass production to mass customization in several leading sectors. AM Technologies are mainly concerned with “High performance manufacturing” and were identified as a segment with “particular high growth potential” and a global market volume of 2.2 billion dollars in 2012 that is expected to grow to 11 billion dollars in 2021. The potential for Smart production and efficient processes opens new perspectives, which has very often be associated to a possible new “Industrial Revolution”.

AM Technologies correspond to relative high levels of technology maturity or even market maturity already: some applications have reached TRL 9 and are broadly deployed, but many more are at post-prototyping level and should be fully deployed soon, i.e. in a time window of 3 to 5 years

Thematic working areas

  • Automotive 1 - Multi-materials components by hybrid 3D Printing manufacturing, led by Emilia-Romagna (IT).
  • Additive-Subtractive Platform - Additive-subtractive high precision & high finish production (high-end metals), led by South NL and Lombardy (IT).
  • Machinery and Tooling -  Structural Parts with Complex Shapes led by Wallonia (BE).
  • Automotive 2 - 3D-Printed automotive components (mono-material) for large (>2500 mm), medium and small complex parts, led by Aragon (ES).
  • Healthcare - 3D-Printed customized components for orthosis, exoskeleton and exoprosthesis, led by Emilia-Romagna (IT).
  • Multi-material 3D printing:Structural integrated electronics in3D printed parts, leb by Upper Austria.
  • AM in the Built Environment, leb by South NL
  • Efficient collaborative robot through3D printing optimization, leb by Catalonia (ES)
  • Innovative hybrid (subtractive/additive) manufacturing approachfor repairing added value damaged objects, leb by Trentino (IT)
  • Toolset for maintenance for 3DP and a training course foremployees to do the maintenance, led by South NL

List of regions involved

Contact details of the leading regions

Wim DE KINDEREN
Project Manager at Brainport Eindhoven EU Office, South Netherlands, +31 6 119 03 228

Contact details of JRC

Related documents

Monitoring reports containing a management report and a progress report prepared by the lead regions are available here:
Monitoring report 3DP July-December 2020
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