CECIMO engages in KRAKEN – the new project on additive manufacturing

21 October 2016

The KRAKEN project, co-funded under the H2020 programme, is going to integrate various key technologies, such as 3D printing, robotics, complex monitoring and advanced control algorithms, supported by an innovative CAM software, in one machine.
The project has a budget of 5.9M€, 30% of which is allocated to SMEs.  It aims at creating all-in-one machine (3D printer and subtractive system) for both metal and non-metallic materials, able to print high performance industrial products up to 20-meter long, with improved accuracy and better final quality. The KRAKEN concept is based on another FP7 project, finished in 2015, called MEGAROB.
The KRAKEN consortium, coordinated by AITIIP (Spain), is integrated by 15 partners from 8 different countries.
CECIMO will be actively engaged in the project performing the role of the Dissemination Manger and will provide input to the standardisation topics included in the project.
On 19-20 October the project partners met for the first time in Zaragoza (Spain) to present and discuss the work for the upcoming 3 years of an exciting challenge.