Three-way work to boost 3D printing

Companies and students from Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering fromTerrassa School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering ((Eseiaat)have begun, coordinated by County Council from Vallès Occidental, a workspace to advance the momentum in Additive Manufacturing, one of the pillars of the so-called fourth industrial revolution, industry 4.0.


New collaborations through additive manufacturing

In a first working session, the ten participating SMEs presented their challenges to the students. These will be developed by work teams with the aim of responding to the identified requirements and needs. The task will involve collaborative work whose ultimate goal is to define new prototypes by incorporating additive manufacturing into their production process.

The project, which includes other activities and that the County Council is deploying thanks to the support of the Diputació de Barcelona. It aims to bring the technology closer to companies in the region and facilitate a leap forward in the integration of one of the technologies that is experiencing the fastest growth in industrial applications.

Between now and the end of the year, companies in the county can also participate in other proposals related to additive manufacturing organised by the County Council with technical support from the CIM UPC Foundation and FabLab Sant Cugat.


For beginners who want to know the impact of this technology and explore its applications, interviews are offered to the same company. The organisation of a business mission to the Formnext trade fair, from 15 to 18 November, the European benchmark for technology, is also open, with personalised routes between the main exhibitors.

At the same time, on December 12 and 14, a training course in metal additive manufacturing will be carried out to know in a theoretical and practical way innovations in this type of technology. It will also include visits to spaces that are experts in these materials.

In addition, companies can also request specialised support to develop corporate innovation spaces based on 3D technology for their company and train their employees in the use and maintenance of the equipment.


Font: Treball a tres bandes per impulsar la impressió 3D, Diari de Terrasa.