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Besides DIMAP the EC funds  two other NMP 7 Projects. One of them is:



FAST - Functionally graded Additive Manufacturing (AM) scaffolds by hybrid manufacturing

Eight European companies and research institutes have teamed up in the EU-funded research and innovation project “FAST”, which stands for “Functionally graded Additive Manufacturing (AM) scaffolds by hybrid manufacturing”, to make a new 3D printing technology available for the manufacture of implants customized to the patient at affordable cost. Specific patient implants can promote effective preoperative planning, shortening the time of surgery and improving the lifetime of the implant.

FAST project partners:

  • Abalonyx AS, Norway
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Germany
  • Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain
  • GeSIM Gesellschaft für Silizium-Mikrosysteme mbH, Germany
  • Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • Nadir S. r. l., Italy
  • Polyvation BV, The Netherlands
  • Prolabin & Tefarm S. r. l., Italy


Nanotun3D: development of the complete workflow for productin and using a novel nanomodified Ti- based alloy for additive manufacturing in special applications

NANOTUN3D will develop a specially tailored Ti- based nano-additived powder material for Additive Manufacturing (AM). By improving part properties, expected savings between 40% and 50% of material in critical applications will be achieved. The whole life cycle of the NANOTUN3D material will be designed with AM processability in mind: safety and handling issues, processing in well-known AM technologies, postprocessing and eventual certification issues.
NANOTUN3D project partners:
Instituto Tecnológico Metalmecánico, Mueble, Madera, Embalaje y Afines AIDIMME, Spain.

  • Laurentia Technologies SL, Spain.
  • Centro de estudios e investigaciones técnicas (CETI-Ik4), Spain
  • Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Zoz GmbH, Germany
  • Tls technick GmbH, Germany
  • APR SRL, Italy.
  • Vlaam intelling voor technologishch onderzoek nv, Belgium.
  • The Welding Institute Ltd., United Kingdom.