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More than 80 aerospace and industrial companies meet to analyze the potential application of additive manufacturing technology


March 1st 2018

CATEC and the European project ADDISPACE, organized a conference where they also celebrated 40 meetings to promote technological collaboration


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More than 80 aerospace and industrial companies meet to analyze the potential application of additive manufacturing technology
Businesses, experts, and technology entities from Spain and different European countries met last February 21 in Aerópolis to analyze the potential development of Additive Manufacturing technology, known popularly as 3D-printing, for the future in the aerospace sector.

The conference, that was organized by CATEC within the European project ADDISPACE, counted more than 80 participating companies and included conferences and round table discussions between experts from firms like Airbus Defense & Space, ITP Aero, Renishaw Ibérica, The German Aerospace Center (DLR), PRINCIPIA, Alestis Aerospace, CITD Engineering, TRYO Aerospace, and the French Institute of Advanced Industrial Technologies (ESTIA).

During the conference, the experts emphasized the use and application of the Additive Manufacturing technologies as one of the keys for developing more advanced and efficient manufacturing for the aeronautic and space industries.

The meeting also included the celebration of more than 40 B2B business meetings between the attendees and a presentation workshop about the ADDISPACE project, where the members of this initiative shared with participants some of their work done up to now in this field.

The ADDISPACE project’s objective is to spread and transfer additive manufacturing technologies into metallic materials for the aerospace sector in the SUDOE area, which includes Spain, Portugal, and the south of France. The initiative is co funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the framework of the Interreg SUDOE program, which is led by the French Institute of Advanced Industrial Technologies (ESTIA).

Different companies, institutions, and research centers from Spain, France, and Portugal participate in ADDISPACE. Besides CATEC, other companies include: IK4-Lortek, Grupo Nicolás Correa Láser, the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Machine Tools, Parts and Accessories (AFM), Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, VLM Robotics and Micronorma. Aerospace clusters like HÉLICE, PEMAS, and Aerospace Valley are also participants.

More than 80 aerospace and industrial companies meet to analyze the potential application of additive manufacturing technology

More than 80 aerospace and industrial companies meet to analyze the potential application of additive manufacturing technology



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