TWI calls for additive manufacturing support
Posted on 13 Oct 2020 and read 370 times
TWI Ltd, a research and technology organisation with a specialty in welding, is a consortium member of the EC-funded AMable project, which provides funding and expert guidance to SMEs with innovative product ideas that can be “realised through additive manufacturing”.
AMable has just launched its sixth ‘open call’ and is looking for ‘proposals with challenging ideas for additively manufactured functional products’.
Successful applicants have the opportunity to win up to 60,000 euros for their project idea, as well as access to the ‘AMable Services Arena’.
The service arena brings together all the knowledge and capabilities of the AMable consortium, including TWI, and provides unbiased AM expertise to the SMEs during their project. The services aim to ‘support and upskill’ employees across a number of relevant topics that are tailored to the individual project.
These include: design for AM; modelling and simulation; plus quality assurance and ‘road to certification’.
Previous successful proposals have covered a wide variety of topics and AM technologies, such as personalised high-performance prosthesis adapters, wire-arc additive manufacturing of titanium, and lattice design for sport helmets and PPE.