Taking AM Seriously

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Prof Ian Gibson, Scientific Dir, Fraunhofer Project Ctr & Prof of Industrial Design, University of Twente

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Watch the on-demand as Prof. Ian Gibson, Scientific Director of the Fraunhofer Project Centre (FPC) at the University of Twente shares how they are helping local industries to manage the transition to Industry 4.0 through adoption of additive manufacturing. This is the only Fraunhofer in the Netherlands and focuses on advanced manufacturing related applications research. Additive Manufacturing is a key element of this, where the aim is to enable manufacturing industry to make an effective transition towards direct manufacturing using AM. Ian will go on to describe the approach FPC is taking, with particular emphasis on the integration of technologies and why FPC is partnering with companies like Additive Industries to further this cause.

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The focus of the Fraunhofer Project Center at the University of Twente is to transfer current research in advanced manufacturing directly into industrial practice. For this, we focus on the development of technological solutions in the area of production processes, production equipment, digital manufacturing and manufacturing value chain organization. Together with industry, we build synergies to achieve high-tech excellence within the fourth industrial revolution and to train the high-tech talents of tomorrow.