On April 2nd, the 3D-printing (3DP) Pilot of the Vanguard Initiative held its 11th Plenary Meeting. This meeting took place in a fully ‘virtual’ environment, which enabled, despite the current COVID-19 crisis, the creation of insightful content and the participation of various stakeholders from more than 15 distinct EU regions.
With over 80 participants and promising next steps agreed upon, it is very inspiring, in these challenging times, to see the confirmed potential of cross-regional cooperation in addressing key (demonstration-related) industrial challenges and in facilitating the deployment of AM-based solutions that will help the industry to become smarter and more sustainable.
Following a plenary session, 10 parallel sessions were organised, each focusing on strategic areas for cross-regional demonstration activities. The discussed topics and initiatives covered:
The fruitful discussions that took place will help these projects in moving towards further implementation. Let’s work hard on the delivery of industry-relevant impacts!
If you are interested in learning more about the 3DP Pilot, please contact Jean-François Romainville, IDEA Consult, [email protected].