Renishaw, HP and Leitat are founding members of a hub that is designed to accelerate the adoption and development of additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing technologies. The hub will provide SMEs expert advice and the latest innovative technologies to assess, guide and address all their needs in AM.
The new Global 3D Printing Hub will focus on three key aspects that are designed to gain confidence in AM and assess manufacturing capabilities – experimenting and testing (to gain confidence in, and validate AM technologies); end-to-end solutions (AM value chain design, validation and implementation); and business and mentoring (business model assessment and help to accelerate adoption).
Leitat, a member of TECNIO and recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, aims to collaborate with companies and institutions by adding technological value both to products and processes. In its state of the art facilities in Terrassa (Barcelona), Leitat is involved in a wide array of projects encompassing many diverse applications including biotechnology, advanced materials, industrial chemistry, renewable energies and new production processes.