NART organizing committee in collaboration with the research project Alliance for Advanced Manufacturing in Central Europe (AMiCE) are pleased to invite SMEs, industrial partners, researchers, and interested citizens to take part in a specialized workshop during the NART program. In this context, the possibilities for Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) as well as Circular Economy will be discussed in an interdisciplinary way. The workshop will show the current state of research with a picture for the expected advances in the near future.
Additive Manufacturing is a revolutionizing production technology. In addition to mass production or small batches, the trend is continuously moving towards individualized products. Either customers configure the product online and then receive it via parcel services, or customers expect highly complex shapes at a price and at a speed that presents the classic toolmaking industry with enormous challenges.
Additive Manufacturing also poses challenges, such as increased consumption or material consumption. There is a great potential for socio-ecological research aimed at developing strategies to solve sustainability problems. This requires interdisciplinary and problem-solving cooperation between researchers, producers, consumers and legislators. The advantages and disadvantages must always be kept in focus for a sustainable development of the 3D printing technology and the associated Circular Economy.