Tips and Tricks of Additive Manufacturing

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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, lightweight 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 aims 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. TNO, PROSTEP   and the Engineering Department “Enzo Ferrari” will help us to meet these challenges.

The seminar is included among the activities carried out by CRIT within the European Project NUCLEI.

The NUCLEI project, of which CRIT is the coordinator, gives the chance to companies to be involved in:

  • Working tables and cross-national comparison on technological / organizational / management issues
  • Thematic seminars on research and development activities, which may also support technology transfer activities.
  • Network of companies sharing resources, strategies and competences



1:45 PM Participant Registration

2:00 PM Giulia Broglia, CRIT, Introduction

2:10 PM Edwin van den Eijnden, TNO, “Industrial AM for functional polymer parts”

2:50 PM Martin Holland, PROSTEP “IP-Protection and Licensing of 3D-Printed Processes with Blockchain Technology”

3:30 PM Coffee Break

3:45 PM Paolo Veronesi, UNIMORE “Materiali metallici e trattamenti termici per l’AM”

4:25 PM Further (Q&A)

5:00 PM End and short buffet


5:00 PM Fine del seminario

Aula 216 presso CNR - Area della Ricerca di Bologna via Gobetti 101 su Google Maps