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OPENHYBRID at its 12th Month Meeting

The OPENHYBRID 12th-month meeting took place at the TagusPark Congress Centre, in Oeiras Portugal, on the 13th and 14th November and was organised by EWF.
For two days the OPENHYBRID consortium, composed of 13 partners from 6 European countries, gathered together to discuss the technical evolution of the project (the development of a hybrid additive manufacturing solution for a wide range of machine platforms and application for small and large companies) and agreed on important decisions for the future work.
Every partner presented the progress made so far and the future actions for the next six months when the consortium will gather again.

The future of European Industry and the progress of new technologies development

The meeting took place during the EWF 25th Anniversary, which consists in one week with several conferences and meetings to debate on the future of European Industry, how to maintain the competitivity and what are the required challenges to have a prepared workforce.
The objective was to bring together representatives leading industry, policymakers, researchers and experts to discuss further strategies and to increase the collaboration European research projects and the industry representatives.

David Wimpenny, Chief Technologist at National Centre for AM, MTC and the coordinator of the project, presented OPENHYBRID, along with other European projects in the additive manufacturing area, during the European Strategic Approach On Additive Manufacturing.
More than 150 attendees had the opportunity to contribute, ask questions and show interest during the event and to visit the two poster exhibition, one about research and development projects, organised by EWF and one about the additive manufacturing poster exploitation, organised by AM-Motion.
The interactive conference was an excellent occasion to learn more about the latest trends, about the H2020 programme and the initiatives of European Commission regarding the additive manufacturing area.

If you are interested to find out more about the technologies developed under the OPENHYBRID project, please visit www.openhybrid.eu.