Additive Manufacturing European Forum

We invite you to join us at the event “Additive Manufacturing European Forum“  that will be held at the Albert Borschette Congress Center in Brussels on 9th  November (9.00-18.00h).

The AM European Forum 2016 was born from two strategic H2020 Coordinated Support Actions: “AM-Motion: A strategic approach to increasing Europe’s value proposition for Additive Manufacturing technologies and capabilities” and “FoFAM: Industrial and Regional Valorization of FoF AM projects”, and counts with the endorsement of the AM Platform.

The event will bring together policy makers, industry leaders, small to medium-sized enterprises, as well as universities, research and technology centres and other key stakeholders. The debate on the economic, social and technical challenges urging to be solved can accelerate the AM market uptake in the digitalisation era.




Attendance is limited to 250 people. Monday 7th Nov last day for registration. 

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Workshop on ‘Standardization in Additive Manufacturing’

In the framework of CEN/TC 438 ‘Additive Manufacturing’ programme of activities and in collaboration with FoFAM project (Horizon2020), CEN and CENELEC organises a  workshop  ‘Standardization in Additive Manufacturing’ at CEN and CENELEC Management Centre,  on 10 November 2016, in Brussels.

This workshop aims at strengthening the link between European research programs and standardization in Additive Manufacturing.

The goal is to provide general information about European standardization and benefits standards can bring, to give an insight on standardization activities in the field of AM and provide examples and guidance about how to concretely link between research and standardization activities.  A round table discussion with all workshop participants and experts is ending the workshop.

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Takeaways and video of the Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing European Conference 2016

The Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing European Conference 2016 was recently held at the European Parliament under the theme “Helping industry and policy makers to build together a European strategy for additive manufacturing”. Organised by CECIMO, it was co-hosted by five Members of the European Parliament: Dario Tamburrano (EFDD), David Borrelli (EFDD), Reinhard Bütikofer (Greens/EFA), Eva Kaili (S&D) and Andrey Novakov (EPP). High-level representatives from companies, EU institutions, think tanks and other stakeholders of the machine tools sector participated in the event.

Four key conclusions have been drawn during the conference:

•    A global race is under way to industrialise additive manufacturing, and Europe has to increase the intensity of its coordinated efforts to prevail.
•    Policy measures are necessary to improve access to finance for the industry, especially for its resource-limited SMEs.
•    Skills are crucial for accelerating the uptake of additive manufacturing across Europe. A paradigm shift in education is needed to provide learners with the skills they truly need.
•    Common standards and a uniform certification system would greatly facilitate the exploitation of additive manufacturing capabilities by businesses.

To learn more, download the Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing European Conference’s takeaways here

Watch the video recording of the conference here



Save the Date: Factories of the Future event – Making Innovation Happen

An event on successful industrial exploitation of FoF project results

The FoF-Impact project will hold its concluding event on 1 December at the Diamant Building (Brussels). This event will focus on the successful industrial exploitation of FoF project results is organised by EFFRA in cooperation with the H2020 Coordination Actions: Co-FACTOR, EFFECTIVE, FOCUS and FOFAM, coordinated by PRODINTEC.

Event Aims

  • Show the tangible outcome of the FoF-7-2014 CSAs,      in particular in terms of services that stimulate industrial exploitation
  • Promote services offered by other service      providers
  • Promote exploitable      results

By addressing the three points, the event will not only discuss services, but will also be a service to the projects.

Pitch Sessions & Exhibition

This event will include ‘Pitch’ sessions which will focus on providing short and to-the-point presentations (‘pitches’) about innovative manufacturing technologies and approaches.   Presentations will most likely be 10 minutes long. Participants interested in giving a ‘pitch’ presentation in one of these session, promoting concrete exploitable technologies and approaches should contact:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The workshop will also host an exhibition area (as indicated in the draft agenda below) in which projects will promote their achievements.

A clear schedule of the presentations and contact details will be available before the event. This will enable participants to anticipate which session they would like to see and to get in touch with other participants.

Draft Agenda:



Report on 3D-printing: Current and future application areas, existing industrial value chains and missing competences in the EU

This report aims to detect missing capabilities in European regions regarding current and upcoming 3D-printing applications. This will lay the ground for closer cooperation between actors across EU regions to accelerate the market uptake of 3D-printed solutions.

This study on 3D-printing value chains (falling under the category of Advanced Manufacturing technologies) is one of the European Commission's actions to boost the industrial deployment of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in Europe.

The report uses a regional perspective to analyse missing Additive Manufacturing (AM or 3D-printing) capabilities in Europe. AM is still at an early stage in most application areas, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular face barriers to take up this expensive and differentiating technology, developments in which remain steered by large companies and Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs).

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