DREAM – Additive Manufacturing R&I Group – Joint Workshop

Excellence in Industrial Additive Manufacturing – from the lab to real industrial applications

20th November 2019 | Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

Hall 10 – Reflexion Rooms 1-2

10 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.



Professionals and Senior Researchers in the field of AM
Manufacturing Companies R&D managers, Production Managers, Professionals


The capability to design and manufacture products that are not feasible by traditional processes is today the major driver of AM use, together with mass customization and logistic simplifications; while manufacturing speed is becoming a secondary advantage. For the related manufacturing opportunities to be exploited, processes that diffused for prototyping purposes need to gain the features of mature industrial technologies.

9 European Funded Research and Innovation Projects developing AM and 3D printing technologies and related value chains in various application sectors created the Additive Manufacturing R&I Group, in order to create synergies and jointly disseminate results developed for the uptake of AM in Manufacturing Industry, with EU funding.

DREAM Project Consortium and the Representatives of the Additive Manufacturing R&I Group will thus meet during FORMNEXT, with academic, industrial and policy makers representatives, to discuss research results and future developments for the uptake of AM technologies in the industrial domain.

The workshop will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest research results, discuss and network, establish new collaborations and ultimately define recommendations for the future funded research and industrial developments in the field. 


10.00 – 10.30 | Registrations & Welcome Coffee

10.30 – 10.35 | Welcome – Workshop Opening
Elena Bassoli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – INSTM

10.35 – 10.40 | Introducing the Additive Manufacturing Research and Innovation Group
Cinzia Iacono, Warrant Hub S.p.A.

10.40 – 11.00 | DREAM project: Improved productivity of laser-based AM towards larger scale industrial manufacturing
Elena Bassoli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – INSTM

11.00 – 11.20 | PARADDISE project: Introducing Hybrid Additive Manufacturing in the H2020 Industry
Eneko Ukar, University of the Basque Country

11.20 – 11.40 | HYPROCELL project: Integrated Hybrid AM Production Cells
Juan Carlos Pereira Falcon, IK4-LORTEK

11.40 – 12.00 | BIONIC AIRCRAFT project: Increasing resource efficiency of aviation through implementation of Additive Manufacturing technology and bionic design in all stages of an aircraft life cycle
Philipp Imgrund, Fraunhofer Institute for Additive Production Technologies IAPT

12.00 – 12.20 | LASIMM project: Large metal 3D printing for the production of quality assured finished components directly from CAD drawings
Ana Beatriz Lopez, European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting

12.30 – 13.30 | Lunch

13.30 – 13.50 | Additive Manufacturing Platform – the AM Stakeholders community
Martin Schaefer, Siemens AG

13.50 – 15.40 | Latest developments in AM – design, materials, processes and production:

  • Design of novel additive manufacturing materials for biomedical applications | Daniel Munteanu, Camelia Gabor, Transilvania University of Brașov
  • Design and validation of AM space-frame structure component | Andrea Merulla, Ferrari SpA
  • Innovative workflow for bionic design in Additive Manufacturing Jochen Michael, CENIT AG
  • New developments in AM aluminium processes and materials – Post processing for demanding applicationsJukka Simola, EOS Finland Oy
  • Enhancing metal AM reliability through contamination controlEleonora Santecchia, Università Politecnica delle Marche
  • Hybrid machines and solutions in additive manufacturingAitzol Lamikiz, University of the Basque Country
  • European Qualifications Skills in Additive Manufacturing | Ana Beatriz Lopez, European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting

15.40 – 16.10 | Coffee Break

16.10 – 17.00 | Panel Discussion: New roadmaps for a widespread uptake of AM in Industry for the new Factories of the Future in the frame of Sustainable Manufacturing – Industrial Perspectives and Academic Answers

Chair: Elena Bassoli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia/INSTM


For Industry:

Olli Nyrhilä, EOS Finland Oy

Martin Schaefer, Siemens AG

Ana Beatriz Lopez, European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting

Daniele Miceli, Mold & Mold

Andrea Merulla, FERRARI SpA

For Academia:

Eneko Ukar, University of Basque Country

Daniel Munteanu, University of Brasov

17.00 – 17.20 | The role of Additive Manufacturing in European Research & Innovation programmes and Horizon Europe perspective
Massimo Rinaldi, beWarrant

17.20 – 17.30 | Summing up – Trends and Developments for the future of Additive Manufacturing application in Industry and related research funds
Elena Bassoli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – INSTM

17.30 – 18.00 | Networking Cocktail