Italian metals and mining company Tenova plans to implement Metal AdditivE for LOmbardy (MADE4LO), a project focusing on additive manufacturing (AM) in the Italian metal industry.
According to Tenova, the goal of this pilot project is to cover the entire value chain – from equipment supply to the finished product – creating a new model of factory based on 3D manufacturing, network infrastructure and digital processes accessible to several partners, and training of the technical staff involved.
The project has been partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund in the framework of Lombardy Region’s Research and Development Agreements and will last 30 months for a total investment of €6.6 million.
Partners include two universities (Politecnico di Milano and Università di Pavia), three companies (Tenova, BLM, and GF Machining Solutions), and six SMEs (TTM Laser, 3D-NT, GFM, Fubri, Co Stamp, and Officine Meccaniche G. Lafranconi).
‘MADE4LO represents an important opportunity to achieve concrete outcomes in the development of additive manufacturing for metal components, a technology that affects us both as users and as plant engineers,’ said Andrea Lovato, Tenova CEO.
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