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Technology Briefing

January 21, 2015 1:30 - 19:00

Empa, Dübendorf, AKADEMIE

Industry and Science


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Industry and Science


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A sound manufacturing infrastructure is mandatory for driving Switzerland’s wealth and for creating new jobs – now and even more so in the future. Additive manufacturing (AM) of metals or metal matrix composites offers the possibility to produce tailor-made products with hitherto unknown properties and functions but the quality of the parts that are currently produced using AM does not fulfil all requirements. Furthermore, this new fabrication route requires a complete rethinking of the rules used in industry thus far. The Technology Briefing « Additive Manufacturing » aims at giving an overview of the current state of the art of AM in Switzerland and in Europe and informs about the limitations, challenges and opportunities of this new technology on an industrial scale. The event will also offer a platform for extended discussions and networking.