ALFORAMA participated in the European Strategic Approach on Additive Manufacturing that took place on 15th November 2017 in Oeiras, Portugal. The workshop was organised by the European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting and AM-motion project. The event brought together stakeholders from key EU projects in Additive Manufacturing to: i) Promote the benefits of European Strategic Actions for AM Manufacturing; ii) Stimulate synergies, maximise mutual benefits and map the collaboration paths; iii) Evaluate the impact of the exploitable results coming from projects; iv) Explore possibilities offered under the new H2020 Working programme; and v) Develop future project ideas, partners and strategies.
Relevant projects included Alforama, Combilaser, OpenHybrid, Bionic Aircraft, Maestro and Borealis. The programme included a session reviewing the main bottlenecks in Additive Manufacturing research and innovation as well as expressions of interest on exploitable results.