2/27/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

CECIMO and EPMA Sign Partnership Agreement

The two associations will coordinate and share information on advocacy activities to support additive manufacturing in Europe.


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CECIMO and the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) have signed an agreement aimed at promoting additive manufacturing (AM). Both associations will exchange information on advocacy activities in AM to better coordinate their own actions and look for opportunities on EU project proposals.

CECIMO represents companies in the AM ecosystem, engaging with policymakers for the creation of policies and regulatory and business frameworks that promote these technologies in Europe. This includes developing AM standards within EU regulations, advising institutions on the AM priority research areas for the next EU budgetary program and producing curricula to boost AM in education. The association is also partners in several EU projects encompassing a range of issues, including regulatory and business barriers for industrial AM in Europe, AM skills gaps and bottlenecks in training, emerging AM business models. In addition, it organizes conferences with AM businesses and policymakers, and hosts meetings of its AM Working Group, gathering experts from across Europe.

EPMA works to increase the awareness of metal powder additive manufacturing technology through research programs, workshops, benchmarking and exchange of knowledge. Through its European Additive Manufacturing Group, the association has launched several initiatives, including a flyer and an Introduction to Additive Manufacturing brochure, metal AM seminars and internal collaborative AM projects. It also organizes a metal AM technical program within its Euro PM Congress and Exhibition event and participates in several European-funded projects, representing powder metallurgy and supporting metal AM  research and development.



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