Advanced Manufacturing  in Central Europe


Advanced manufacturing technologies are a key driver of competitiveness in many industries, which contributes to keeping skills and jobs in central Europe. The AMiCE project will tackle three major challenges faced by SMEs when adopting advanced manufacturing technologies: access to knowledge; promotion of investments; and competitiveness of these projects. AMiCE will promote advanced manufacturing technologies especially focusing on 3D printing. 

The rise of 3D printing and fragmentation of required knowledge across the area demand transnational cooperation that will allow replication of best practices in different sites. The project will connect five innovation hubs that prioritise advanced manufacturing in their regional strategies. A tandem of partners including a business support institution and a leading university represents each innovation hub. AMiCE will also develop a knowledge platform, a network of shared demonstrators and pilot lines highlighting proven benefits of 3D print to new end-users. It will also set up a training and advisory programme to support the development of concepts and projects conceived by SMEs.

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Voices of the stakeholders

Read interesting interviews about innovation, challenges and ideas from insiders in the field of additive manufacturing and circular economy.  In this section we will provide continuously updated information from actors in central europe. 

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# 1 - Dipl.-Ing. Frank Schubert, Head of the Additive Manufacturing Department at the Institute of Structural Lightweight Structures, TU Chemnitz, talks about the goals of his research area and the expectations of 3D printing. Read the article... (english version coming soon)

Prof. Dr. Bernd Delakowitz

# 2 - Prof. Dr. Bernd Delakowitz, Professor and director at the Institute for Ecology and Environmental Protection of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau / Görlitz talks about the importance of the circular economy. Read the article... (english version coming soon)

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# 3 - Interview with Susanne and Marcus Witt
Ms. Witt is Managing Director and Mr. Witt is Sales Manager of METROM Mechatronic Machinery GmbH. Read the article... (english version coming soon)

Thomas Scholz

# 4 - Interview with Thomas Scholz, managing shareholder of ARNELL - Arno Hentschel GmbH . Read the article...

Martino Köhler

#5 - Interview with Martino Köhler
Innovation Manager of plastic concept GmbH. Read the article...

Prof. Dr. Henning Zeidler

#6 - Interview with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Henning Zeidler
Professor Dr.-Ing. Henning Zeidler holds the Professorship for Additive Manufacturing at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg and founder of AMTOPUS GmbH & Co. KG in Chemnitz. Read the article...

Prof. Flavio Tonelli

#7 - Interview with Prof. Flavio Tonelli,

Leader of the AMiCE work package two, Industrial engineer and professor specialized on digital manufacturing, sustainability, production and performance management.

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Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Philip Kunze

#8 - Interview with Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Phillip Kunze, Team Leader of the Department of Additive Manufacturing at the Fraunhofer Plastic Center Upper Lusatia of the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) Zittau

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Lars Friedrich

#9 - Interview with Lars Friedrich, managing director of HAVLAT GmbH Zittau

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Industry News

Deutsche Bahn is planning a spare part warehouse for additively manufactured parts and the inclusion of employee ideas for 3D-printed components. Read the article.

The Fraunhofer IWU presents the 3D printing process Screw Extrusion Additive Manufacturing (SEAM) at the Hannover Messe 2019. Read the article.

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Project AMiCE has 10 partners from central European countries and 1 associated partner

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