Additive Manufacturing
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What is additive manufacturing

Commonly known as 3D printing – a definition which applies more to the consumers’ market related printers than to industrial applications – additive manufacturing (AM) is the official industry standard term for all applications of the technology. It is defined as the “process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing methodologies.” (I)

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Driving up EU policy-makers’ interest in additive manufacturing technologies

May 02 2018 15:23 in News, Additive Manufacturing

MEPs from the Legal Affairs and Industry, Research and Energy committees, alongside European Commission officials, visited the headquarters of Materialise on 12 April. The Leuven-based firm is one of Europe’s leading players in the field of additive manufacturing (AM). The visit followed the...[more]

Registration for AMEC IV now open!

April 24 2018 18:16 in News, Additive Manufacturing

Join the 4th edition of our AMEC Conference.[more]

CECIMO and AM-Motion partner together to advance discussions on additive manufacturing financing aspects

April 09 2018 15:07 in News, Additive Manufacturing

As part of the EU AM-Motion project to accelerate the industrial deployment of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, CECIMO and its partners in the initiative are organizing a Joint Workshop in collaboration with the 3D Printing (3DP) Pilot of the Vanguard Initiative. The event will take place...[more]