Additive Manufacturing European Conference

2CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool industries, is organizing the first “Additive Manufacturing European Conference” at the European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium) on 23 June 2015, where representatives from additive manufacturing (AM) companies, EU institutions, think tanks and the machine tools sector will discuss how the full-scale industrialization of AM could be achieved in a rapid and cost-effective manner, and how this disruptive technology could help create the highest value for the economy and society. The event is hosted by Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament (Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance). The speakers’ session will tackle AM from the perspective of technology, markets, economic development and sustainability. During the session that follows, panellists will look into business and regulatory framework conditions in Europe and their impact on the development of AM. The discussion will focus on the role government, industry, academia and the research community in AM development and opportunities provided by pan-European initiatives.

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