TWI is one of nine project partners aiming to increase the take-up of additive manufacturing (AM) among Danish industrial companies, as a recent survey showed that just 4% of small- and medium-sized Danish companies use the process.
The AM-LINE 4.0 project is working to create a new demonstration and knowledge centre for industrial 3D printing in metal, so that smaller businesses feel confident in using the technology for their production lines.
Innovation Fund Denmark has invested 35 M Danish krone into the project, bringing the total investment up to 88 M krone. The new demonstration and knowledge centre, which opened on 30 August 2018, has been built on existing 3D printing facilities at the Danish Technological Institute in Aarhus, which installed its first 3D printer back in 1989.
During the last decade, they began to work with 3D printing in metal and now have five metal printers and machines connected for applications including materials processing and surface treatment.