The IMS (Intelligent Manufacturing Systems) program last year addressed the development of a new initiative: CCIs, or Communities of Common Interest, of a global nature. The first of these communities was formed around research into Additive Manufacturing. At least 30 American and European projects on this discipline were identified and organized in a cluster whose first meeting took place in May 2016.
This past June 15 took place the second meeting of the AM Metal Cluster in St. Gallen.
Luis Portolés, member of the cluster since its creation, participated in this second meeting on behalf of AIDIMME, and among other projects presented NANOTUN3D.
The agenda of St. Gallen focused on deepening the mutual knowledge of the entities representing the selected projects and on establishing the collaboration strategy to follow. Other aspects dealt with were:
• Definition of a global capacity database and additive manufacturing projects.
• Relationship with other clusters and platforms.
• Planning the next meeting in conjunction with the World Manufacturing Forum in Mexico City.