Manufacturing as a service: The additive manufacturing promises to the EU economy

Brussels, Belgium

Manufacturing as a service: The additive manufacturing promises to the EU economy

5-6 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium

I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, is hosting a thought-provoking session on 3D printing in manufacturing at the ‘EU Industry Days’ event at The Egg in Brussels.

The session is titled: “Manufacturing as a service: The additive manufacturing promises to the EU economy”. The EU Commission event will be opened by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.

The event is shaped around three themes: industry & sustainability; industry & globalisation; innovation & digitalisation.

At the I-Form session, keynote speakers and an expert panel will debate the promises and challenges 3D printing (additive manufacturing) brings to global manufacturing, including:

• Rethinking the current manufacturing model

• Putting the customer at the heart of the manufacturing process (the emergence of the ‘prosumer’)

• Identifying potential regulatory gaps (in areas such as IP and standards) that may emerge through a paradigm shift in manufacturing

• New supply chain models, new markets and new customer needs.

Speakers include experts from Siemens, Materialise, Prodintec, EY and I-Form.

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Themes

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) | Key Enabling Technologies | New materials and new production technologies